Thursday, November 22, 2012

Festive Friday #22 - "Iris folded Ornament Card"

 Welcome to another Festive Friday!
For this weeks card I wanted to show you how to do a favorite technique of mine, Iris folding!




I made this card using the following: Time Glitter Write from The Robins Nest Paris Collection, Clear Dew Drops, shiny paper for the inside and ornament crown, little pieces of scotch tape, scissors, adhesive, solid color cardstock and glitter glue
I found this template from circle of crafters. They have plenty of free iris folding patterns for you to try, but if this is your first time, just go with this ornament one until you get the hang of it.
Print out two copies. One will be your work space, the other your template.
You only need to pick 2 patterns of the paper. Tape a piece of each pattern next to each row as shown. Alternating each pattern.
Cut some pieces as I did, with a wide end and pointed end and a large piece for later cutting.

From the second printout, cut out the ornament shape. This will be your template. Trace this onto your color cardstock. Carefully cut out the inner circle.
 (Please click on photos for closeups!)
 Place the cardstock onto your first printout, make sure the shape aligns before taping it at the top to your work page. The tape acts as a hinge so you can flip up the card to see your progress while you work. :)
Following the pattern guide where you taped the pieces of cardstock, begin with #1 in "Pattern/color A". Place you piece face down completely covering #1 but not going into space #5. Tape your piece down onto the card stock. Then go with the paper in "Pattern/color B" for #2.
Continue with #3 and #4, taping down the pieces as you work. Flip up the cardstock at the taped hinge to see how you are doing.

 Keep following the "Pattern/Color" guidelines, #5, #6, #7, #8... cutting the patterned papers smaller as you work to fit.
 When you have finished covering all the numbered areas, Cut a piece of your shiny paper and tape in the center to cover "Iris". 
 Then cut the ornament crown from the first print out and use as a template onto the shiny paper. Cut the hinge tape from the carstock and flip over to reveal your card!
Add the ornament crown, gliiter glue and dew drop in the center. 
 Here are a few more I made. I even taped a bit of craft wire onto the back of one so I can hang it from the tree. The Robins Nest has so many more beautiful papers for you to use when you explore the creativity of Iris folding.
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Thanks for coming by, I hope you liked my tutorial!
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14 comments:

Camille Short said...

Love it!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Thanks!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

I love love love this! And your tutorial too! Great job Michelle!!

Cheryl LIndsay said...

How clever..this is a Great Card idea. TFS!!!

Cheryl LIndsay said...

Robbin I can't find the link to my sight?

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

It is on the click for more....

Barbara Rankin said...

Beautiful card, Michelle. I love iris folding, and this ornament is perfect for it.

Clare D. said...

These are fabulous and the TRN paper is perfect for the Holidays!

Maria Soto said...

wow, looks very pretty! TFS

Kelli said...

LOVE!!! very very beautiful!

Danie May said...

Michelle your Iris Folded Ornament is so very effective, and pretty! Love it! xx

Lyneen said...

great technique.... Love the paper you used!!!

michelle hodges said...

Very pretty ornaments!
Love them both!!!

Robin said...

How fun is this idea. Love it

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