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3D Layered Alligator SVG – Free File & Tutorial

3D Layered Alligator SVG Free File & Tutorial

3D Layered Alligator SVG – Free File & Tutorial

Created by ©BeejuiCreations 2018-2021

3D Layered Alligator SVG – Free File & Tutorial. Create a great little layered card stock project with an easy to follow photo tutorial below.

Why not try this layered project out on your Cricut. You could add in your own quotes or personalise with a name and frame it in a shadow box. Perfect gift for a new baby/child’s bedroom or this could even be made into a cake topper.

3D Layered Alligator SVG Free File & Tutorial
3D Layered Alligator SVG – Free File & Tutorial

I have created this project because I love all the layered projects all over the internet at the moment that can be made on your Cricut. I’ve only just started designing my own SVG’s so please let me know if there are any issues with these files.

Alligator - Complete!
3D Layered Alligator SVG – Free File & Tutorial

3D Layered Alligator SVG – Free File & Tutorial

To make this project you will need:

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For a flat look, use adhesive spray or glue stick

For the 3D look, use foam pads in between the layers and the above glue pen.

(NOTE: Hide the foam pads under each layer by using small foam pads or cutting them to size so you can’t see them).

3D Layered Alligator SVG Free File & Tutorial

Settings:

Cricut settings

  • Resize the SVG within Design Space to fit the paper you are using or move the pieces in the edit mat program to make sure they all fit on the card stock. I resized this project to 13.003cm width by 15cm height to get it to fit all on the project I’m making this for.
  • The material setting for all the card layers
    • LIGHT CARDSTOCK (65lb / 176GSM) – DEFAULT PRESSURE

NOTE: All machines are different and there may be better settings but these are the ones that have worked for me.

See below for the tutorial

3D Layered Alligator SVG – Free File Download

If you need help uploading this Free 3D Layered Alligator – SVG File to Cricut Design Space, here’s a handy link to follow:

Cricut’s Blog – Search ‘How Do You Upload Images in Design Space?’

Please note this SVG file has only been tested by myself on Cricut Design Space and Affinity Designer. I cannot guarantee that you will not have any issues when using this SVG on other apps/software.

3D Layered Alligator Tutorial

For the Free 3D Layered Alligator, cut all the layers out on a Cricut Maker. Shop our cutting machine collection at Cricut.com

3D Layered Alligator SVG Free File & Tutorial – Green Card Layout

Move the pieces on the mat within design space to get it all to fit on one A4 sheet. See below:

Green Layers - Design Space Layout

Once all the layers are cut, arrange them as below:

3D Layered Alligator SVG Free File & Tutorial

First Section

  • Apply self-adhesive foam pads to the back of Alligator Layer 2 and apply centrally to Alligator – Background Layer. (I found it easier for positioning to align the Eye ‘bumps’ and tail together first).

See the image below for placement:

Alligator - Background & Layer 2
Alligator Layers x 2

Second Section

  • Apply self-adhesive foam pads to the back of Alligator Layer 3 and apply centrally to Alligator Layer 1 & 2. (I found it easier for positioning to align the Eye ‘bumps’ and tail together first).

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layer 1, 2 & 3
Alligator Layers 1, 2 & 3

Third Section

  • Using the glue pen, adhere one pair of the Back Feet (Alligator Layer 4 and Feet ) to the Alligator Layer 4. Align the feet with the toes on layer 4 below.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layer 4 & Feet
Alligator Layer 4 & Feet

Fourth Section

  • Apply self-adhesive foam pads to the back of Alligator Layer 4 (with back feet already adhered) and apply centrally to Alligator Layer 3 (which is already adhered to Alligator Layer 1 & 2).

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layer 4 attached
Alligator Layer 4 adhered to Layers 1, 2 & 3

Fifth Section

  • Using the glue pen, adhere one pair of the hands (Alligator Layer 5 and Hands) to the Alligator Layer 5. Align the hands with the fingers on layer 5 below.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layer 5 & Hands attached
Alligator Layer 5 with Hands attached

Face Section

  • Using the glue pen, adhere the Yellow piece (Alligator Layer – Face) to the Alligator Layer 5. Align the notch at the top of the yellow piece with the centre of the eye bumps on layer 5 below.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layer 5 with Yellow Face Piece
Alligator Layer 5 with Yellow Face Piece
  • Using the glue pen, adhere the Black piece (Alligator Layer – Face) to the Alligator Layer 5. Align the eyes inside the yellow piece.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layer 5 with Black & Yellow Face pieces
Alligator Layer 5 with Black & Yellow Face pieces
  • Apply self-adhesive foam pads to the back of the Green smiley face (Alligator Layer – Face) and apply centrally over black & yellow pieces to Alligator Layer 5.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Green Smiley face piece attached
Alligator Green Smiley face piece attached
  • Using the glue pen, adhere the White piece (Alligator Layer – Face) to the Alligator Face. Align with the eyes centrally.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layers - Face White piece attached
Alligator Layers – Face White piece attached
  • Apply self-adhesive foam pads to the back of the larger oval Green face piece (Alligator Layer – Face) and apply centrally over the nostrils of the white face layer.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layers - Green Oval Layer attached
Alligator Layers – Green Oval Layer attached
  • Apply self-adhesive foam pads to the back of the smaller oval Green face piece (Alligator Layer – Face) and apply centrally over the nostrils of the previous green oval face layer.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator Layer - Green Small Oval Layer attached
Alligator Layer – Green Small Oval Layer attached

Final Section

  • Apply self-adhesive foam pads to the back of the completed face piece (Alligator Layer – Face & Layer 5) and apply centrally over the head / top part of the completed bottom layers. Make sure the arms and hands are aligned.

See the image below for placement:

Alligator - Complete!
Alligator – Complete!

3D Layered Alligator SVG Free File & Tutorial

All Finished

I hope you have enjoyed this free file for creating your very own Free 3D Layered Alligator. If you need any further guidance please contact me at Beejui Creations 

Notice: This design file is for personal use ONLY. This file or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization.

Do not copy, sell or translate any of the images on this page without authorisation. You can share to Social Media but please link back to this page. Thank you.

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