03 November 2010

Pumpkin Iris Card


A Friend of mine told me all about this new technique she learned in a class at a local scrapbooking class she took, it was iris folding. I do not have any scrapbooking store in my area so I Googled iris folding and watched a few Youtube videos and here is my rendition! The pumpkin frame svg is available for a free download to the right (I have a small list of free svg files that I created) After I cut the frame out on my Cricut, I used some Glimmer Mist in Copper to give it some added detail, in the photo this looks very different that it does in person, in person it is very subtle. Then I chose 6 different fall prints that are smaller sized prints and the paper was thin (if you want to use heavier card stock do not fold your paper and ink your edges)I cut my paper into 1 inch strips and then folded them in half. Then you start placing and taping your pieces into place, I just winged it (LOL) but you can get patterns and also master patterns that can be used with any shape (again just Google iris folding and look at the images) For my iris center I used a $1 stamp I bought at Archivers and stamped a turkey in the center on some Kraft paper, I also stamped "Thankful" on the card from this same stamp set. I finished off the card by using some ribbon from Hobby Lobby, a button from my sewing stash and some twine . I do think that iris folded images are busy looking so I like keeping the rest of the card simple. I hope you try some iris folding if you haven't already!

Links:
Craft Junkie Too

12 comments:

Celeste said...

Very pretty card.... Love it.

Katie said...

This is so beautiful! I've been meaning to try iris folding, and your card is inspiring me to actually do it!

Helen said...

Wow! That is very pretty!

Craft Junkie Too said...

What an awesome project, Tammy - thanks for sharing...and for being a part of my DT :)
♥Tracy

Wendy said...

this is lovely, i used to do a lot of iris folding, i might have a go again, this is stunning

Hestia's Helper said...

How did you finish yours inside?
I tried this once, but it turned out really "lumpy" in the back! I covered it with a plain piece of cardstock, but it was just so thick and bulky looking, I didn't like it. I'm thinking there has to be a better way to do it!

Tammy said...

@Hestia's Helper
What I did was to create a card base of 6x6 inches, then I used popdots to attach the frame piece (this is the piece with the iris folded piece) I also put a mat (very skinny) on the card base so it is actually triple layered, this was for contrast purposes, I felt it needed the dark line. I hope this helps, if not feel free to ask me more questions!
Tammy

JustYolie said...

Wow and this was your first try?? It looks fantastic!!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Where's my comment on these beautiful boxes...it must be ton the Svgcut forum...I must try at least one box. I remember you talking about the iris folding.

Elaine said...

My word, these are just gorgeous! Loving that flower most of all though-hurray for glimmer misting! Really cool boxes.

Elaine said...

You did a fabulous job with the iris folding! Love the extra special touches. Just noticed that my comment for your christmas boxes is in this post... oops! I'll copy it and move it over LOL

Jolene said...

I love Iris folding have not seen the pumpkin one though..very cool