Friday 11 May 2012

A Vintage Card And The Freezer Paper Technique!!!

I'm not gonna say good morning cos it's been raining all week, I've got a bad dose of "man flu" and both my washing machine and microwave have packed up - so to be honest there's nothing particularly "good" about this week! So I'll just stick to "Morning" if it's all the same to you....

Anyway, it's challenge time over at Delicious Doodles and this week it's "Try a new technique". Now normally I love challenges like this, but for some reason I really struggled this week and the best I could come up with was the "Freezer Paper Technique".  Now I know that you can buy inkjet fabric to put through the printer, but it is sooo expensive although not as expensive as new printer if this technique goes pear shaped! So I figured I'd give it go and I'm kinda glad I did.

I started by roughly colouring the image Daisies & Butterflies with Promarkers. I then placed the fabric backed freezer paper into my printer, said a little prayer and hit the copy button. To my amazement it worked!

Once I'd got over the shock of something going right this week, I quickly cut out a  mask and then used a script stamp to create the background. The edges have been gently sponged with Distress Ink. I then ironed the fabric again to set the inks.

I couldn't make something with no glitter or sparkle, so I used a quickie glue pen and some Glamour Dust on the wings of the butterflies and then added a little Glossy Accents to the centre of the flowers. Oh and note lovers of Webster's Pages - I've finally cut into one of mine ;D

I'm not sure this technique would do your printer the world of good if used on a regular basis, but for the occasional project it would be great!

I hope that you'll join us this week - it doesn't matter if it goes wrong, we still want to see it! If you're stuck for inspiration then pop over to the challenge blog as the girls have totally rocked this challenge and come up with some fab techniques.

Thanks for stopping by today, hopefully I'll not be Mrs Grouch for much longer!!! Have a fab weekend

Claire xxx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Going Buggy - Things with wings
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Anything Goes - Things with wings
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Things with wings
Sassy Cheryl's - A Stitch In Time
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Pan Pastel - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Butterflies and Flowers
So Artful Challenges - Butterflies, turquoise, yellow, orange
Speedy & Friends - Use 3 of something


  1. Hi Claire sorry to hear about your bad week hopefully that will be your lot for a while. The sun is shining here today. I totally adore this and love the technique thanks so much for sharing it xxx Hugs Pascale

  2. Also sad to hear you're not well. Love this technique, thanks for introducing it to us, great card too. I would love to try this method myself but my printer is SO temperamental I can almost hear it shaking its head already!

  3. I am sorry you have had a bad week,lets hope things pick up.Wow I love this what a fantastic technique,very

  4. Not heard of this technique before, so well done you for trying it. Fab result too hun! Hope you feel better soon, our house is full of flu too, and it's raining here as well. BLA to it all ...!! xx

  5. new technique for me, not sure where around here I'd find freezer paper, but will pop it on my shopping list for next time I go into a 'big' town. this is absolutely gorgeous by the way, one of my faves. heid x

  6. MORNING my dear!!

    Sounds like youve had a super week but at least its Friday today TGIF!!

    This is a real new one to me, I was quite engrossed and the result is really beautiful! My absolute favourite part of your card though is the tiny tab of 3 kisses!

    I just KNOW you are going to have a SUPER weekend so I wont say it!?!

    Keryn x

  7. Awesome card and such fantastic results from your technique! Hope your week improves!

  8. Love that. . . .'said a little prayer'. . . . .
    It turned out just beautifully! It's simply stunning.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.

  9. Gorgous card! Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Great Impressions Stamps! Hope you have a good day!

  10. Gorgeous card love the image and colours. Sorry to hear you have had a bad week hope it improves for you next week.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this week.
    Jenny x

  11. This is absolutely stunning Claire, just beautiful. So sorry you've had a crappy week xxx

  12. I have weeks where all I say is "Morning" too! This is a wonderful card and thank you for sharing the technique! And thanks too for being Soartful with us!

  13. Beautiful card, interesting technique. I need to try this. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  14. really cool
    have a good weekend

  15. Oh my Gosh! What a fun "new to me" technique :) It turned out just beautifully. Loving that muted look and your outline is perfect! So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps Claire!

  16. Gorgeous card! Interesting technique. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  17. Really beautiful, I love the beautiful image and gorgeous papers, just so pretty. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog and the LEJ Designs challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  18. This is absolutely stunning - love the design, the stitching, the stamping and everything! Brilliant! Thanks so much for joining in at LEJ Designs challenge blog this week! Hugs Rachel xx

  19. Have to give this technique a try! Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

  20. So beautiful Claire...:o)

    hope you have a lovely weekend sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

  21. oh gosh Hun,this is just brilliant love what you have done,here Hun,so glad it worked out Hun,the detail is amazing hope the rest of,your week gets better sweetie,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxx

  22. WOW! this turned out amazing! what a fun technique!
    I am sure that your were holding your breath!
    love the soft feeling of the card!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl stitches challenge!

  23. This is quite gorgeous!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  24. Your card is stunning! Thanks for sharing you created it! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends!

  25. Beautiful card and a new, very clever technique to add to my list! Many thanks for that ...
    Thank you for joining us in this weeks PanPastel challenge !
    Eileen xx

  26. My last printer was never the same after I tried out some tattoo paper. It all gunked up inside. This one sounds a little less dangerous ;)

    Gorgeous card. Hope this coming week is better for you. Least we have some sun here today :)

  27. It's very beautiful, many thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

    Warm hugs

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  29. Gorgeous card love the image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  30. What a great design really love it.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK Challenge Blog.

    Kerry DT Leader

  31. hi Hun only me again meant to say bless you for playing at anything goes,this week,LEJ designs,and creative craft challenge too,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  32. My word I have never heard of this technique before but WOW this is just fantastic Claire and such beautiful colours you really have made a superb project!

    I will trial out the stamp storage Claire!! LOL but I think I have a long way to go I have been trying to do it now for weeks but like you say I have so many and give up!! But now I am determined to sort them as I don't even know what I have anymore my head is so jumbled!!!

    Have a lovely week Love Chanelle xxxx

  33. WOWZERS...........this looks totally awesome I love your new technique, I will have to try it.
    Sorry about your washer & microwave, especially the washer thats the worst thing that can pack in I doesnt take long for that darn washing build up lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  34. YIKES! Claire! This is AMAZING!! You ran fabric through your printer?! You ARE a brave girl, aren't you?! hehe! Your card is beyond gorgeous! I love the distressing...stunning! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  35. Claire, this is stunning!!! Love everything about it!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  36. This is lovely Claire. Thanks for directing me to it. I've just ordered the paper and hopefully it will arrive in time for me to have a go on OH's printer while he is away! Kim x


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