Thursday, March 15, 2012

Iris Fold

Happy Friday eve!  I hope you're all having a great week!!  Do you have some fun plans for St Paddy's Day??  We're hoping to hit the local parade, something I've never done before, so I'm pretty excited!

The card I have to share today is something I created to fit a couple of different challenges.  This week over at Die Cuttin Divas, the challenge is to use the colors Green, Yellow, Black and White.  They have a bonus challenge of trying the Iris Fold technique.  I had no idea what the Iris Fold was, but one of the Die Cuttin Divas designers, Yvette, has a great tutorial on her blog.  Be sure to check it out HERE.  I love learning new techniques, so I figured I'd give this one a try!  :)

Over at My Craft Spot, the challenge this week is Manly Man Cards.  I always have a hard time with cards for guys because I want to add bling and sparkle to many of my creations, so this is definitely a challenge for me!

Here's my take on a manly man card, using the Iris Fold and the colors green, yellow, black and white.  I decided to make an easel card and I used my Gypsy and cut a rectangle from Plantin Schoolbook with the cupcake from Doodlecharms on top to create my image layer.  Thanks for coming by to take a look!


Recipe:
Solid cardstock from Recollections
Patterned cardstock from The Paper Studio, DCWV and  We R Memory Keepers
Rectangle from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 4 x 5.25 inches
Cupcake from Doodlecharms cut at 4 inches
Sentiment from TPC Studio Greetings stamp set
Black embossing powder
American Crafts twine
Button from my stash
White Sakura gel pen

12 comments:

  1. Wow! I am so impressed. I tried, but mine did not come out as good as yours. I have to try again! Thanks for joining us for our challenge(and bonus) this week.

    Georgiana
    Carsons' Creations

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  2. OMGosh!! Heather is AWESOME!!! Great job!! I am going to have to try it!

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  3. Great job with your cupcake card, and the Iris Fold technique--you did good! Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge.--Pat N.

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  4. Great take on the Iris Fold! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  5. Very pretty Iris fold cupcake! Great job with the technique and colors!
    Thanks for your comments and becoming a follower! I am now following you!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  6. Stunning! I just love what you did. Thanks for linking back to my blog and for the nice comment. You did a terrific job with the challenge and the bonus: Iris fold. Thanks for sharing it with us at DCD.
    -Yvette
    cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

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  7. Great easel card.Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

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  8. Fabulous job with the Iris fold!
    Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas and My Craft spot!
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  9. What a lovely card. The folding on your cupcake is amazing!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  10. The Iris fold---is that all the folded up pattern papers?? That looks really, really nice!! I like that fold, and the papers you chose work really well with it! Great card!!

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  11. Congratulations on being selected as the weekly winner at Die Cuttin' Diva. Be sure to contact me!

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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