There is still time to create this cute “BE MINE” banner! And if you happen to have a MINC machine, you can add foil and make it SHINE! Here’s what you will need:
- White cardstock
- Tissue paper; I used red and pink
- Sewing machine
- Fringe scissors
- Hole punch
- Laser printer
- Gold foil
Last week I shared a little HOW TO about making fringe and tassels using tissue paper! I just love how both of these make this banner spectacular! You might be surprised how easy it is to make!
- Cut 12” white cardstock in half creating 6” bases for the letters
- Cut a 2 1/2” wide strip of the pink tissue paper
- Cut a 1 1/2” wide strip of the red tissue paper
Note: I usually use 6-8 layers of the tissue paper at once. Layer the red tissue on top of the pink, and then on top of the white cardstock – align the centers of the tissue strip 1/2” down from the top of the banner base.
Sew a straight line through the center of the tissue paper, attaching the tissue layers to the cardstock base. Using the fringe scissors, cut the fringe into the tissue, one color section at a time. I have found you can’t cut through much more than 8 layers of tissue at once. Cut as close to the sewing line as possible. Gently rub the cut tissue to ruffle and fringe, and separate the layers. Repeat with all banner pieces.
I used the font “GOTHAM” that can be found here for free. I typed BE MINE in 500pt size, 2 letters per 8 1/2”x11” sheet, and then printed them out using a laser printer.
I ran each sheet through the Minc to add the gold foil to the letters.
With the Minc heated to a “3” setting, place the printed sheet inside the transfer folder and lay the gold reactive foil over, with the gold side facing UP!
Once you introduce the folder into the MINC, it will pull it though by itself, applying the necessary heat and pressure to cause the foil to attach to the printed area (this only works with a laser printer.)
Peeling back the gold foil to reveal the foiled letters just never gets old!
Repeat for all the printed sheets!
I then cut out the letters quite imperfectly.
Because I printed on the white cardstock as well, It didn’t matter that the letters were not carefully fussy cut.
I then used foam adhesive squares to pop them up from the background just a little!
Once I had the letter attached, I cut a shallow V in the bottom of each banner piece.
I punched holes on either side of each banner piece, and threaded it onto a piece of bakers twine.
I added some fluffy white tassels to either end!
This banner style is one that can be easily adapted to any celebration! Change the colors, the font style and it’s perfect for a birthday, holiday or any reason to celebrate! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to follow me on instagram for more ideas, and inspiration! @heidiswapp
Happy Valentines Day!