This cutting file has been a work in progress for a while. I worked on it a bit, then abandoned it when my test cut didn’t work out so well, and finally went back and had another go and finished it! As luck would have it, it’s just in time for St. Patrick’s Day in March.
It’s inspired by the Celtic Knot Designs that look like they’re entwined with no endings. I wanted to create the illusion that the colours were woven over and under each other.
To get this to work it took 4 layers. The top two layers are placed on the 3rd layer which anchors them together and that is then placed on the 4th layer which forms a contrast border. Actually it works without that bottom layer too. I’ll leave you to do your own fifth layer if you wish to add an initial and use the file as a monogram.
First, I attached one of my top layers – (the green layer) against the outside edges of the black layer to form a square. I used a glue pen as opposed to double sided tape as this allowed a little “slippage” and was more forgiving when trying to line everything up. You see below the green square is in place and just one portion of the yellow square with the other three sections ready to fill the gaps.
Then it can be left as is or attached to the solid bottom layer, which forms a contrast border and fills the middle.
Of course it would work pretty well as a print and cut file too – just fill in the layers and line colour with colours of your choice and align the parts by selecting them all and selecting Align middle and align Center in the Align Window.