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Free Layered Mermaid SVG For Cricut And Glowforge

I recently shared my Mermaid Alphabet, which is perfect for creating so many projects with Cricut and Glowforge. However I felt the alphabet needed a standalone Mermaid to go with it. Thus I have created a free Layered Mermaid SVG for Cricut and Glowforge. This is the perfect layered file to use with wood, acrylic, card and vinyl.

You can also use you mermaid for themed parties, bedroom decor and clothes, I have so many ideas for this cute mermaid SVG. The beauty is you can also use one single layer for scrapbooking, and cutting on Glowforge, I made a super cute keyring this way. Or use multiple layered with iron on vinyl.

Free Mermaid SVG PNG Files For Cricut and Silhouette

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Project Ideas For My Layered Mermaid SVG

  • Mermaid Cake Toppers
  • Wooden Art With Glowforge
  • Use Pegs And String For Hanging Mermaid Banners
  • Framed Art
  • Iron On Vinyl Hoops
  • Themed Mermaid Bedrooms
  • Keyrings
  • Welcome Signs
  • Decoupage Valentines Cushions
  • Scrapbooking Pages
  • Party Invitations And Cards
  • T Shirts
  • Backpacks
  • Caps
Layered PNG File for cake toppers with a sea theme

How To Make My Layered Mermaid SVG

What Do I Need To Make My Mermaid With My Free SVG On Cricut Or Glowforge

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Free Mermaid SVG for Glowforge and Cricut

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How To Upload My File To Glowforge?

If you are cutting on Glowforge, make sure you upload the SVG file to cut, you are unable to cut PNG files. ( However can engrave PNG files.) Simply click the + sign in the top bar, choose upload and select your Mermaid files. Now drag the file to the correct size and click on the image to select the cut or engrave option.

How to upload SVG files to Glowforge

You can now select the correct materials for whatever machine you are using, and send your project to cut or engrave. You have many options now, cut the top layer as a card decoration. Or cut a small keyring like the image below.

Making Your Layered Mermaid On Cricut

Creating Your Layers In Cricut Design Space

My file comes as a 4 layer project, the back, mermaid, tail and hair. However you can easily add more layer’s by adding contours to layered of your project. Simply start by duplicating a layer and selecting the contour tool. Now you can start to remove contours by clicking on them. I did this to the tail to create a coloured background to my mermaid tail.

You can see in the below image the result of duplicating and removing contours, the important thing to remember is you have to duplicate the layer then remove the contour. Always duplicate the layer you have just contoured, this way you will create a pattern that will layer.

If I made this again I would make my second layer closer to my skin colour as it stands out a little too much for my liking!

Creating layeres and duplicates in Cricut Design space

Cutting Your Layered Mermaid SVG On Cricut

When you send your Mermaid SVG/PNG files to your Cricut to cut, ensure you use your brayer to roll the paper, vinyl or card to adhere to the mat. Movement will affect the cut. 

Line up all the layers in design space, to confirm all files line up correctly and exactly the same size. Remember you are using 5 colours in this case so have the card stock ready to hand and really think about the colours.

How to build your cake topper

How To Build Your Mermaid Layered File

Start by making sure all of your layers align before laying out the back solid layer, now flip layer two (The Mermaid) over and glue the back.

Now attach the solid tail layer followed by the open tail, add the hair last.

Now flip the layer over and position onto the back layer, making sure it lines up. Keep going layer by layer until you get to the top layer, I attached the top layer with glue.

Glue all the layeres together of use double sided tape.

Also Check Out My Mermaid Keyring I Printed On My Glowforge

Mermaid Keyring Made on Glowforge

How To Get Your Mermaid SVG SVG/PNG Files

Click the image below to get your free downloadable Valentines Heart SVG/png files and follow these instructions to add to Cricut Design Space. Don’t forget to turn off any pop up blockers, and if your email doesn’t come through check your spam folder. If you are already a subscriber check the members area on the main page and the files are ready for you there. Note if you are using Glowforge you need SVG files to cut the image out of wood or acrylic. Or Png or SVG to engrave.

Free Mermaid SVG PNG Files for Glowforge, Cricut and Silhouette, SVG

If You’re Having Problems?

Check out my trouble shooting page, hopefully it will answer any questions you may have.

Tips And Advice For Using Your Download For Cricut

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Free Mermaid Alphabet for Cricut And Glowforge , Free SVG and PNG-2
Free Mermaid SVG for Glowforge and Cricut

Mermaid Cake Topper

Yield: 1 mermaid cake topper
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: £2.50

Free Layered Mermaid SVG For Cricut And Glowforge, to create single or multiple layered files, cake toppers and keyrings.

Materials

  • Glitter Card Stock
  • Card Stock To Suit Desired Skin Tone
  • Straw

Tools

  • Cricut Maker, to cut out of Cardstock or Glitter Card
  • Weeding Tools
  • Brayer
  • Tape Runner
  • Glue Gun
  • Straw

Instructions

    1. Creating Your Layers In Cricut Design Space

      My file comes as a 4 layer project, the back, mermaid, tail and hair. However you can easily add more layer’s by adding contours to layered of your project. Simply start by duplicating a layer and selecting the contour tool. Now you can start to remove contours by clicking on them. I did this to the tail to create a coloured background to my mermaid tail.

      You can see in the below image the result of duplicating and removing contours, the important thing to remember is you have to duplicate the layer then remove the contour. Always duplicate the layer you have just contoured, this way you will create a pattern that will layer.

      If I made this again I would make my second layer closer to my skin colour as it stands out a little too much for my liking! Creating layeres and duplicates in Cricut Design space
    2. Cutting Your Layered Mermaid SVG On Cricut

      When you send your Mermaid SVG/PNG files to your Cricut to cut, ensure you use your brayer to roll the paper, vinyl or card to adhere to the mat. Movement will affect the cut.

      Line up all the layers in design space, to confirm all files line up correctly and exactly the same size. Remember you are using 5 colours in this case so have the card stock ready to hand and really think about the colours.
    3. How To Build Your Mermaid Layered File

      Start by making sure all of your layers align before laying out the back solid layer, now flip layer two (The Mermaid) over and glue the back.How to build your cake topper
    4. Now attach the solid tail layer followed by the open tail, add the hair last.

      Now flip the layer over and position onto the back layer, making sure it lines up. Keep going layer by layer until you get to the top layer, I attached the top layer with glue.

Notes

Project Ideas For My Monogram Mermaid Alphabet & Number Set



Paper Cut Letters And Words
Mermaid Themed Parties
Mermaid Cake Toppers
Birthday Mermaid Cards
Wall Decals
Wooden Banners With Glowforge
Mermaid Door Signs
Use Pegs And String For Hanging Mermaid Banners
Framed Art
Iron On Vinyl Hoops
Hanging Wooden Signs
Welcome Signs
Mermaid T Shirts
Decoupage Mermaid Cushions
Scrapbooking Pages

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