Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New to Me

I've heard of and seen examples of iris folding over the years, but was never tempted to learn more about it, much less actually try it.  It sounded too much like origami to me, something I just can't seem to get the hang of. But I was browsing the internet today looking for card ideas, and I happened across this tutorial for iris folding on the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog.  There was even a video!  So I watched the video and decided this was something I really wanted to try.

The card above uses more paper scraps, plus the pink cardstock with the dots dry emossed into it was part of a gift received long ago.  The only new things (aside from the technique) are the card base and the rubber stamp, both purchased last summer.

I love it when I learn something new.  Can't wait to make another card using this technique.


Ann said...

I love your card. The color choices are great. I've seen iris fold things before but thought it was too complicated. The tutorial on the OWH blog made it seem quite managable. I'll have to try.

Jean B in PA said...

I Like the flower cut out with the papers you chose very much. Great card!

Paula S. said...

This came out beautifully! I have always felt the same way as you about this technique. It looked so complicated but now with this tutorial it seems easier than I thought so I am definitely planning to give it a try too.

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Nancy Keller said...

Soooooo pretty! I'm so glad you gave it a try! I love the button in the middle! :) great job!

Joansie said...

Iris folding..I've never heard of it but it sure looks interesting. I will have to try that one.