For this months NC Demo Blog Hop, I have chosen to show you a technique that I am super excited about!
The technique uses Freezer paper, I iron it (shiny side down) onto White Glimmer Paper. The iron needs to be as hot as it can be, but no steam. Iron it between towels, so you don’t burn your paper. But first you need to decide which Thinlit you would like to use to iron onto your paper. I chose the Hexagon thinlit, because I love the way this thinlit lets the images peek out once I stamp and color the images.
One important part of this technique is that you iron it down until it isn’t pulling up AT ALL, ANYWHERE! I learned that the hard way, so I’m hoping to save you some frustration. 🙂 Once you make sure it is set, you stamp/color where the freezer paper isn’t ironed down. The Hexagon thinlit leaves a lot of spaces to do this, but it also shows each and every part of this thinlit!
So, now that I explained it, I will try to describe HOW I made this card. I stamped the butterfly from the Papillon Potpouri in black between the lines and open spaces. I then colored it using an Aqua Painter with Cherry Cobbler for the top of the butterflies, and Crushed Curry for the bottom part. Then I colored the rest of the open spaces not covered by the freezer paper using Pool Party, this way you can really see that I used the Hexagon Thinlit! Once finished with all my coloring I then carefully peeled off the Freezer Paper to reveal my Gorgeous card! It turned out better on this card, than it did in my mind the night before when I couldn’t get to sleep because I thought this up and should have been sleeping! Do you ever lay in bed thinking up your next stamp project? I do it all the time!
After making this card, I wanted to do another freezer paper card, wouldn’t you?!
I used the Floral Thinlits, cut out one of the smaller flowers, ironed it onto the Glimmer Paper, making sure that all edges were down! I then colored the outside edges of the cardstock that wasn’t covered by the Freezer paper, I used Elegant Eggplant and . I then peeled off the Freezer Paper and then used the next size flower thinlit to cut around the colored outside of the paper, and the smallest flower and cut out the center. If you look at this card, the white in the middle is where the Freezer Paper was. The Elegant Eggplant underneath is the 2nd from the biggest thinlit I just cut the cardstock to be the same width as one of the flower petals, but I wanted to just have it stick out underneath, I hope this makes sense! If you have this set, just pick up this thinlit, or look in the catalog, and hopefully it will be more clear on how I made the piece that has the candy dots on it. The flower part is popped up with Dimensionals so the flower gem in the middle is below the middle flower.
The White cardstock and the Black are fun through the Big Shot using the Embossing Folder , I glued them together and then ran it through, if you enlarge this picture you can see the detail!
Or go to my twitter and look for Lisa Tedder. I’m sure all this will be much clearer (including my troubles getting used to doing Periscope…..but I didn’t make any mistakes so you can really see how it is done!), it’s not a hard technique, just hard to describe, which is why I made a video!! I would love it if you would subscribe to my Periscope and you will get to see more techniques!!
Thank you for stopping by! Hope to see you again!!
A California Girl living in NC!