Sunday, November 25, 2018

Fun New Experiment

I did it!  I tried my hand at Iris folding.
I did have fun doing this - always a learning curve doing a new technique for the first time but very pleased with how it turned out.  The tricky part was cutting the designer paper to fit the three panels but I had the sketch at Tuesday Morning in mind so I was determined to make it work!

The ornament is made with copper, gold, silver metallic papers and red card stock.  The center and top I cut from some red glitter photo corners in my stash.
Sentiment (Verve) is heat embossed with copper EP.
You can't see it in the photo but I scored lines in the blank spaces between the pine papers.

I made a tag too. Actually, I made it first.  The beautiful Birch Press tags on day 7 of the 25 Days of Tags with the multi-layers was what got me thinking about iris folding. I especially loved Eloise's and Tracey's tags. Because it was my first time to do iris folding (and thinking it might be my last if it was too difficult) I went with a Christmas tree.  I thought it might fit on a tag better than an ornament.
It was hard to get a good pic of the tag. The first photo shows the cuts and the second photo shows the shine.  The snowflakes are stamped and embossed with silver EP.

Well, there you have it - my attempt at Iris folding.  Glad I tried it.

Challenges  for the card:
Tuesday Morning Sketches
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Through the Craftroom Door - iris folding
Allsorts - O Christmas Tree

Challenges for the tag:
25 Days of Christmas Tags
Joy Clair - mood board
Simon Monday - let it snow


  1. This is such a pretty card and that Iris folding is amazing! Your tag is super cute, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! -Lori DT

  2. A great job on the Iris folding and the effect that it has given to the tree. hank you for joining our 'Inspired by a Song' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  3. Very cool! I love iris folding, I haven't done it in a long time but it just gives the coolest effect. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. I do like Iris folding, this is just lovely and perfect for our inspired by a song challenge at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  5. Beautiful! I've always wanted to try the technique you used on your ornament, but never have. This has inspired me... I will do it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  6. Ok I'm officially jealous!! I love your Iris Folding and can't wait to try it! Yours came out beautiful :) Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  7. A gorgeous creation and a very appropriate song, thanks so much for joining in with our 'song title' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  8. Fabulous projects, the iris folding looks amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  9. I love how the Birchpress dies inspired you to try iris folding! Beautiful card and tags. Another great addition to the 25 Tags of Christmas Tags linkup!

  10. Beautiful projects! The designs are amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x