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!

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


  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.

    Carsons' Creations

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

  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.

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


  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!

  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.

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

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

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

    Small Bits of Paper

  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!!

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

    Carson's Creations