Tutorial: Layering With Your Cricut Machine
This week’s tutorial is brought to us by Sheila – she blogs at 2 Paw Prints.. Sandy noticed how great her Cricut cards were; the layering really makes the images “pop” on the card. We asked Sheila to share her secrets with the rest of us.
By using the creative features of your cricut machine you can make your creations literally pop off the page, making your cards that much more adorable. I’m using the Create a Critter cricut cartridge for this demonstration. Not all cricut cartridges have the same creative features for layering but most of them at least have a shadow feature.
For most of my critter cuts I use on cards I do a 3 inch cut. To make this dinosaur, I’m using the following four colors.
First I cut the shadow:
Then I cut layer 1:
Then layer 2:
And finally layer 3:
The Cricut machine has function keys that will say, “layer 1, layer 2, etc”. It’s very easy to follow.Here’s my four pieces that I’m ready to assemble together.
I start from bottom to top. I glue the orange cut onto the black shadow cut.
The lighter green cut is next.
And finally I add the top green layer.
I like to use fun cuts like these to make a variety of cards. In the “thinking of you” card, I added wiggle eyes!
Thanks again, Sheila, for the great tips! I don’t know about anyone else, but now I want a Cricut!