Years and years and years ago I was totally into Iris Folding. I bought so many different Japanese papers, and fancy tissue papers, and shiny wrapping papers. I cut them all into 1" wide strips, folded them in half, glue them and bundled them with the rest of the ones from that piece of paper. I kept them all in a big basket. And I Iris Folded any shape and size! I even did my Christmas Cards that year. And then, like most of my obsessions, I found something new and that laundry basket full of 1" folder paper strips got pushed into a corner.
Last week I was chatting with one of the gals who is in my Stampers Group. We are meeting for the first time on Tuesday. She was all excited about a new technique she saw called Iris Folding and wondered if we could please please please learn it at our October gathering. I of course said "Yes!" glad to have someone excited about something new that I knew I could teach!
So I was cleaning up a little yesterday in my stamp room and decided that I had time to make a card. I attemped Iris Folding again. I was a little rusty, but I think it turned out well.
Now, you have to believe me when I say it looks better in person than it does here. The gold background and gel pen doodling don't show up nearly as nicely in this scan. I used all Stampin' Up! stuff on this card (since it's a Stampin' Up Group). The papers the form the Iris are from the new Holiday pack of scrapbookign papers and the cardstock colours are True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp. Instead of a shiny metallic paper in the centre as I always used to do, I decided a simple gold brad did the trick. I sure hope that these girls like the technique!
My only compaint about this card was that by using the scrapbooking papers instead of the other specialty papers I used to use, the medallion ends up rather thick. On the card, it looks like it's on pop dots. But I guess that's OK... it looks more dimensional and adds a little more interest to the card.
Thanks again for taking a peek at my blog.... happy Saturday!