Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Dangers of Creativity!

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my card (right) for this week's Pile It On "For a Princess" Challenge. My printing on hessian fabric was a big hit, but I wanted to update you on what happened after I made this card!

Printing on strange materials is always a little risky, and to be honest I didn't think this thick fabric would feed into my printer at all. If I had thought ahead, I would taped down all the edges to prevent fraying ... although I didn't notice any problems at the time, yesterday I was printing some digi stamps and suddenly this popped out of my printer:

Yes, I believe that's one of my printer's alignment guides covered with hessian thread. Yikers! So far, my printer is still working fine but as my husband, who's been a Technology Engineer for over 15 years, said: That can't be good! This is why I don't buy fancy printers. I guess I should take it someone to be fixed, but I worry that this is one of those things that will be expensive to fix than replace. We'll see. In the meantime, I'm printing all the digis I can just in case LOL!

Now, don't think this is going to stop me from printing on strange things. I'm just going to have to be much more careful about taping down those loose threads! Personally, I really like my card so it's totally worth it.

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. My printer hasnt printed right since I ran a bunch of tissue paper through it for my nieces. They were really into making decorated candles for awhile. Now everything I print has streaks of blue ink on it. But hey you can get another printer for like twenty bucks lol, cheaper to buy a new one.

  2. YIKES... thanks for the heads up... but your card was really stunning!


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