I created another window transparency for Valentines Day that I thought I’d share with you. I chose this particular design because I noticed an odd trend with Valentines Day designs, they all seem to use spring or summer settings! That is really weird when you think of about it, since Valentines Day is in February. So I used two young ice skaters to represent young love.
The free Valentines Day window transparency template is for your personal use only. As with my winter window transparency, the supplies you need to create this Valentines Day window transparency are:
- Black cardstock
- Kite paper (large sheets)
- Glue stick or paste
- Self healing cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Precision scissors (optional, but helpful for trimming up any lose pieces of paper)
The first step to making this transparency is to cut out the Valentines Day window transparency template and attach a white piece of kite paper to the back of the heart portion of the template (you might want to read my post about kite paper cutting technique before doing this).Since the people are cut separately from the frame, you will need to turn the heart over and glue them to the front.
Turn the transparency back over so that the neutral kite paper is facing up. If you would like to include a heart on the transparency, I used this heart paper punch to make one (you could also just cut one free hand).Finally, glue the blue kite paper template pieces to the back of your transparency. I’m still working on achieving certain effects by layering kite paper pieces. These two pieces of blue layered together to make a “sort of mountain range”. If you just want to use one piece of blue kite paper and not have any layering, you can cut one big piece using the two templates laid on top of each other to make one larger template. Whichever way you do it, make sure your blue has the heart shape at the top, otherwise, the pieces look really weird when they are layered.
Attach your transparency to your window using double sided tape.
So, what do you think? Want to try making a transparency? It is fairly easy, once you have the right materials. So go ahead and give it a try! Here is my Pinterest board for window transparencies, if you would like some more ideas: