During the May 8, 2012 there was a demonstration on how to make a layered cross. The file is posted in the Gallery, # 6541. Someone requested that I post a printable tutorial covering the demo. The step-by-step, illustrated, printable tutorial called II.22_MakeALayeredCross.pdf is now posted here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/02_Basic Lessons/
In working through the tutorial you will learn how to use Basic Shapes, Resize, Stack, Align vertically, send each to its own layer, add shadow layers, make a lattice, add a lacy edge, weld, and add color to the shapes.
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