Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

WOYWW + Cards + Serviette with Cling Wrap Ironing Method

Hi there one and all - how quickly a week flies by .. mm, so yes this year is not different to others. It is Wednesday here already!
Do pop  over at Julia's for WOYWW or What is On Your workdesk Wednesday! 
Am sharing for my WOYWW post an old method, well known I thought - but have found lots dont know about it, so thought would share it with you, step by step..
... so picture heavy post but not many words :D. To my my desk yesterday ..

1. separate layers of serviette/ napkin to very top pretty layer of a three ply serviette .. the paper napkin variety. Have at the ready from the kitchen some cling wrap, or plastic wrap.
Heated up my cheap $10 Semco craft iron on high (you may need to check your iron. I tried a lower temperature first but did not take). As on heat proof craft mat, didn't need to worry about heat.
 2.Lay first the serviette/ napkin face down, with pretty side on the non stick heat mat. i.e. away from you.
3. Lay on top of back of serviette a sheet of plastic wrap, smoothing it out.
4. Place on top of plastic a sheet of plain white card or heavy duty paper.
Iron and iron really well repeating coverage over it all
You may need to go over several times, especially on edges as they are slowest to take.

If using a good iron, then put piece of printer paper to protect your good iron.

This one has good Teflon surface so didn't worry.
Untrimmed complete sheet, double check complete adhesion especially around the edges before trimming it..

Found some snippets in my folder of gold card of die cut pieces with SB Curved border die, so using it with these two pieces.

Have huge list (for me) of birthdays for Feb., so here is one down and six more to go.The Happy Birthday die is Quietfire design by Elizabeth craft designs and double cut in blue under to complement colours in serviette.
Surfs Up Downudner - we have had huge seas with the swell form a tropical low .. rain has been welcome, if impinging on my swimming a tad. These three were taken by my BiL a few days back, on their home surf break thirty mins north of here.

May God bless your day everyone
... and thanks so much for all your wonderfully, encouraging comments, too.
Shaz in Oz.x 

"The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God. " Luke 18:27

Am Linking up to: 
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets.

2. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


kiwimeskreations said...

Love that technique Shaz - I have been known to beg for clean napkins to be able to use for cards - much to my cousin's amusement!!
Love those surf photos - we have getting 28-30 oC days here with up to 85% humidity, thunder and some rain - not particularly comfortable.

Betsy said...

Fascinating reading. I didn't know you could do that with plastic wrap and napkins. Thank you for sharing with us. I sure did enjoy the pictures of the waves and surfers. Beautiful.

Nikki said...

Look at that what a great way to make paper with a napkin never knew you could do that very kewl and your card turned out wonderful hugs Nikki? ?

Helen said...

Great technique Shaz! Love the wave too.. Have a great day (week) -till next time! Helen #1

Bridget Larsen said...

I've never used this method yet, have used the glue method like decopage which also protects the serviette, looks great
Bridget #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What an interesting technique! Quick too, which is what would appeal to me...I can be so lazy at times :-) And I love those surfing pics, oh to be able to skim over the water like that - it must be wonderful!
Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

Annie said...

What a clever idea....thanks for sharing it. Love your pics from down under today.
Have a great week.
Annie x # 11

Neet said...

What a lovely card you have made with the napkins.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the surfing pictures - fab waves.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card
and what fun on fotos
wish I was there
hugs Tamara

Di said...

Great snippets card Shaz - love the curved border effect. Ages since I had a play with paper napkins and food film - another one for the list!


Di xx

Barb said...

A lovely card Shaz. Well this may be an old technique but it's a new one to me. Thanks for a great tutorial. Barbxx

Glenda said...

I'm so glad you shared this technique with us! It could come in handy for some of us! It's amazing at the surfing where you are...we just had snow. So indeed you are a world away from me!
Glenda #30

sandra de said...

Another very clever idea for using all those gorgeous napkins. Thanks for sharing ... you are a fountain of knowledge. I can imagine your calligraphy would take a long time but the results are definitely worth the effort. Always stunning :)
sandra de @14

Julia Dunnit said...

Would love to be outdoor swimming about now! Beautiful pictures - really huge seas indeed! Nice tute with napkins and cling wrap, I didn't know that. have used freezer wrap 9because of the wax on the paper) but that is almost impossible to get here! Great tip and beautiful end result!

ike said...

Oooh - what a great technique - I must try that :-) Super classy card :-D
Awesome surf you got there.

IKE xxxx

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brenda said...

Hi Shaz,

Thanks for your visit earlier and had to come take a peek at the phtos, will show them to Eliot later. Love the blue and gold card, very elegant looking.

As for Blogger, would you believe that since my post went live this morning a huge chunk of 70 has been spirited away. Mid December I had 4416, now it's 4205, why on earth they fiddle with out blogs I know not if it's not broken why on earth do they feel the need to try and fix it.

OK rant over !

B x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I've tried this once but didn't work. Perhaps I had the wrong kind of cling film. It worked better with fusible web, but it's a lot more expensive. You've made a stunning card with that napkin and awesome surf pictures! Hard to believe it's summer Down Under! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #38

Lisca said...

Oh that looks like an easy technique. I must try that! (if I can find some napkins). They have pretty napkins here, problem is I have to buy a whole pack! Oh well, I can always use them as napkins!
The photos of those surfers are fantastic! What high waves! Thanks for sharing those.
Thanks for visiting earlier and your sweet comment,
Have a good week,

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, I recently bought that Happy Birthday die too- isn't it gorgeous. Re the Brushos, this link will take you to two posts I did trying them out, with all the things I discovered.
The main one has to be to not underestimate how far the powder will spread, either when sprinkling on, or spraying with water- it will spread much further than you think, so cover everything up well. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xxx

voodoo vixen said...

I tried this idea a few months ago but the results were a bit hit or miss with adhesion so maybe I didn't have the iron hot enough, will give it another go as the results are wonderful! Happy Wednesday to you! Annette #31

Sharon said...

That turned out beautifully! I like seeing the step-by-step how it was done.

Thanks for the wonderful view of the sea. Can't wait for a little sunshine and warmth!


Sharon k #49

Anne said...

That's a great card and thank you for the explanation of how to do it. The waves are fabulous = love to be there!! Anne x #32

Conniecrafter said...

The girls in my group are doing a bunch of these, half use this method and the other half just use mod podge for applying it, I myself have only used the mod podge method. Love how you used the border die with it, just lovely!!

Wow those are some cool waves, do you surf?

lisa said...

I haven't seen this technique before, Shaz, really interesting. I will be giving this a go. I wonder if you could add glitter between the serviette and cling film before ironing.
Love the fab wave pictures, really cheered up a wet and windy day here in the UK.
Thanks for popping by earlier
hugs Lisax #17

Sue Jones said...

The card looks great . My FAV photos are of tyhe waves- I think I would quite like to run away ( or at least have the gap year I didn't have as a teen) - so can I come live with you ? Have a great week and thanks for my earlier visit . xx Soojay

Clair said...

Had no idea that this was even 'a thing' so thanks for opening my eyes to new possibilities!

Clair @ Obstinate Pursuit

Brenda said...

I'm not sure I'm understanding this for sure or not Sharon, but when you iron over the napkin does it transfer to the cardstock?? Looks like a cool technique and I so am going to try it if I'm understanding it! Your card came out beautiful! Love that napkin you used, such a good graphic on it. Oh my, look at the waves! I'm not a big ocean swimmer, well not at all. lol Will get in to my knees once in a blue moon, just don't like the critters in the ocean and don't want to encounter any! lol But I do love looking at the ocean as I think it is so pretty. The pictures of the surfers are so cool, are they nephews of yours? Hugs, Brenda

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi really interesting not sure of all the process but looks very effective, a new technique

Crafty hugs Pen x #56

Kathleen said...

Great technique and a lovely card, very interesting desk and love the photo's of you surfing .....
Yes I know it wasn't you but thought I'd shock you for a minute.

Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card from a mere paper serviette! I've done that method before using freezer paper (which is plastic wrap with a paper backing). Then I made envelopes out them. Kinda of cool but ironing is suspiciously like housework!

Marilyn Mathis said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have used freezer paper in the past but it didn't last. I may try this sometime since my daughter gave me some pretty napkins.

Scrapthology said...

Great technique thanks for posting.

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Love that cling wrap idea. I had seen it, but never tried it. My friends sent me some napkins so I may need to give it a try.Peg 63

sharon said...

Hi Shaz your card is amazing, such a clever idea. You are full of inspiration.
Thank-you for coming by and leaving a comment. Now to answer your question :)
I bought my Sue Wilson dies from Joanna Sheen although that was when the Aussie dollar was good, not now they cost to much. Cardmakingonline also sell them for a good price.
Enjoy your week.
sharon :)


Ginny Maxam said...

This is wonderful!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! The Pictures are great too!!

Anne said...

Very elegant card and super technique! I didn't know you could get craft irons...there you go! Daniel was very impressed with those waves!!!! TFS! xx

Graciellie Design said...

I had never heard of this technique. It sounds great. I wonder if it would work on a laminator too? Your card looks beautiful! As for the photos, that is just incredible. Thanks for sharing.

Pia S said...

Interesting technique to learn about in this post. Love the way the card turned out, very classy and versatile design!

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