Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Iris Folding with Ribbon

This was so much fun to make

I love iris folding. I find it relaxing and creative and just plain fun.  I used to always use paper when I filled different designs, but of late I have enjoyed using ribbon for the variety and different textures that it can add.

The back of the iris folding is not pretty, but is well hidden in the final product!

I needed to make a baby card for a special friend who is having a little girl any day now.  The papers are from Paper Temptress (Pop Tones) and the design is the cute little ducky from the SCAL shape library, along with the rounded square that finishes the piece.  The printed paper is a scrap piece!

Before assembly...

 A closeup of the right side of the iris folding...

The iris folding pieces are all ribbon, and the duck is accented with a little oval rhinestone for the eye.  The background pink paper is embossed with the Stardust folder from eBosser.

A happy duck to welcome a new baby girl!

The second card uses the same image just reversed and a pattern filled with ribbon too.

Another detail shot of the iris folding. The middle piece is sparkly - like a holograph

The card base is from Paper Temptress - the BASIS line and it was embossed with the eBosser using the Embossalicious folder - Petite Dot.  The printed cardstock is a scrap and the iris folding was done with three types of ribbon.  A small blue rhinestone brings sight for the little ducky!

Another closeup of the iris folding pattern...

The letters were cut out of vinyl with the Silver Bullet -  you can see how fine some of those letters are - incredible, and shadowed with Paper Temptress Mica.

I love the detail of the fine lettering

I used the cutout of the duck on the inside of the card - I don't normally decorate the insides much, but this one was extra special!

A little ducky peeking out of the inside...

If you haven't tried iris folding, I highly recommend it.  
It's a great stress reducer and looks great with minimal effort.  Hope you enjoy it!

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