Make your own Party Decorations - Birthday train banner tutorial0
Posted on 19th July 2017 by STACEY BONE
Hi everyone its Stacey and this week I’ve crafted another birthday banner suitable for little boys and girls who love trains.
Make Your Own Party Decorations
Using Adobe Illustrator I constructed each train carriage. The screen shot shows the breakdown of how one of the little carriages was built.
I chose a lovely chunky style font; Azo Sans Uber Regular for my text. Any message of your choice can be added to each carriage and different carriages lengths can be created to suit your message. After I was happy with my kerning I created outlines of the type.
Once the carriage was built I used the pathfinder tool in Illustrator to combine all the layers together. I added small holes to each element for hanging. I then saved each as an SVG file. You can add as many carriages as you like to make a small or long banner.
I uploaded all files to my circuit machine and cut using the card stock setting.
Once cut, I threaded each section on to the twine and added a small knot to both ends. Hey presto you have a fun birthday train banner.
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