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Graduation Banner by Steph

Graduation Banner by Steph | Rinea
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with today's post.  It's June and graduation season is upon us.  My son recently graduated from college, so I created a banner incorporating Rinea Foiled Paper to celebrate his graduation.

Graduation Banner using Rinea Foiled Paper

Using my Cricut, I placed Star Struck Gold/Gold on an older Cricut mat and cut the letters at 4 1/2".  I've found using an older/less sticky mat is the best for Rinea Foils.  I used medium pressure and medium speed.  The letters cut well except for the "R" - my blade dragged across the top so I popped in a new blade and recut the "R" without a problem.

See the difference a new blade makes?

I like to remove the excess foil from around the letters first.  I find it easier to release the letters from the Cricut mat when done in this fashion.

I then die cut some black cardstock to use as shadow letters for the foiled letters.  Placing Beacon Adhesive's Tacky Glue on the foiled letters, I adhered them to the cardstock letters.

Next, I used Star Struck Emerald Foiled Paper to die cut the year at 1 1/2". 

Again, I removed the excess foil around the numbers first.

Because the numbers were very fine, I put them through a Xyron Sticker Maker and adhered them to cardstock numbers.

Using chipboard pieces, I cut cardstock and graduation papers to fit. 

I added some star paper across the bottom of each panel then added the letters.  The numbers were placed along the bottom of the panels.

Graduation Banner using Rinea Foiled Paper
I braided Whisker Graphics Black Twine to use as hangers.

I placed the twine through the holes in the chipboard panels so now the panels can be hung anywhere.

Graduation Banner using Rinea Foiled Paper

Thanks for stopping by today.