Last time I used transparencies on my layout it didn’t scan well. I decided to try again but use a lighter background paper. It worked well. I used a pale blue background paper. I punched stars. Before I adhered my pictures I cut around the people and then I matted the top part of the pictures. After deciding where I wanted my star transparencies to be I used a paper piercer and pierced both the transparency and the paper. I then used a brad in the center of each star to hold it in place.
I then added a rub on and wrote in the details. After that I found a few stickers and completed the layout.
Love the subtleness of the transparent stars (before they were too subtle).
Hope your day is a happy one!