Vinyl Window Decal

So back in May, I ran my first half marathon.  It was a crazy time to do it, as school was coming to an end and my life was a little hectic!  It was a huge accomplishment for me as a runner.  I can remember when I ran my first 10K and it was the beginning of July and hot hot hot! I thought to myself…there is no way in hell I would be able to run a half marathon…and I did it!  I would love to run a full marathon one of these days but one step at a time!

Click here to read about my half marathon!

Click here to read about my half marathon!

I wanted a decal for my car window before I even finished the race!  I can remember going into Gary Gribble’s to grab some chews for my race and I was already browsing the decals while waiting in line. The only one they had in the half marathon were just black and white and BORING! So then I resorted to shopping on eBay…I just could not find one that I really liked, so once I started playing with vinyl, I decided that I would take matters into my own hands! I fired up Cricut Craft Room and started playing around with different fonts and decided on a dual layered decal to kick it up a notch.  I recently purchased some 12″x12″ sheets of colored vinyl to play with and I figured this was the perfect time to break them out! It is funny because after my first vinyl project, I was irritated and set on the fact that I would never mess with it again!  Now I keep dreaming up ways to use it!  I will still say that it is a pain but I am loving the final products!

After weeding out the extra vinyl, I used Glad Press & Seal as transfer paper.  I think it is easier to put the layers together before placing it on the surface.  This is what it looked like before applying the teal to the pink shadow.

After weeding out the extra vinyl, I used Glad Press & Seal as transfer paper. I think it is easier to put the layers together before placing it on the surface. This is what it looked like before applying the teal to the pink shadow.

My original 13.1 window decal made by yours truly!

My original 13.1 window decal made by yours truly!

Final product!

Final product!

 

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