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Color inkjet prints on transparency sheets.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

Color Inkjet Printer
Transparency Sheets
Scissors or Exacto Knife
Scotch Tape or Super Glue

Step 2: Get the File

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(Skip ahead to the next step if you want to use files that already made)

Things exist on the internet for free sometimes. The heart used in this tutorial is one of these:

Heart Diagram

This file is part of the Wikimedia Commons. Sort of like saying "it's cool if you've got plans for this file."

I took it into Photoshop erased the names of valves and made everything red. What a plan.

Step 3: Print the Hearts

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There is a JPEG attached that will print two hearts and a border on one transparency sheet. This is useful if you have two valentines.

See below for "hearts.jpg"

Step 4: Print the Words

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I've included a file with some words. You may want to personalize this experience for that special someone. Do whatever you want.

Remember that you're going to press these two transparency sheets together, this means that your text will have to be mirrored/flipped horizontal/backward/inverted, you get it.

Print this file on a second transparency sheet.

See below for "text.jpg" to use the same file as this instructable.

Press these two transparency sheets together.

Step 5: Cut

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Be careful.

Follow the border on the original heart print. Leave some red if you'd like.

You can tape the edge to preserve the words and the original shape of the heart print.

Step 6: Distribute

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The ink may dry a little bit, but it will likely never dry completely. If you tape or glue the corners it may help preserve your prints.

Since you made two, you can try it both ways.

Distribute to each of your valentines.
philic made it!3 months ago
Thanks for the inspiration.
1) re drew heart using yours as a template, moved it to right side.
2) Font for text was same as classic Doom games; moved to left and mirrored.
3) Printed all on one OHP sheet.
4) folded in half.
5) for support folded up edges at top and bottom.
6) lightly used great gun along edges and recreased them so they didn't unfold and card remains upright.
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philic philic3 months ago
heat* gun (lol)
lmnopeas1 year ago

Awesomeness!

hraman2 years ago
the idea's great..
but how do i paste the two printed sheets..?
did u use super glue or pvc glue..
clintsleeper (author)  hraman2 years ago
Hi! I never used glue, but found the ink was sticky and would hold my two sheets together. A little dab of clear glue in the corner could make them a bit stronger, not a bad idea at all...
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That is so clever!
This is awesome! Great design. :D