Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Iris Folding Card





Hello,

I have always loved how Iris Folding looks so when I saw one for a deer I thought it would be perfect for my co-worker that loves to go hunting. Her favorite color is pink and she conveniently loves pink camouflage.


I tried different ideas for a camouflage background and finally decided to use a Q-tip and 4 colors of distress inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Barn Door to color the background paper. I waited for it to dry and then put it into my Silhouette to cut the deer from it. I used brown paper for the body of the deer and a darker brown paper for the antlers.

I stamped a Happy Birthday on a distressed watercolor piece I made (while I was trying to figure out how to do the camouflage background) and layered that on a piece of blue card stock.

As for the inside:
 

I used the deer cutout from the front and attached it to the inside card. I then stamped a birthday sentiment.

I will be entering these challenges with this card:
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Happy Birthday
Cas-ual Fridays - Celebrations
Watercooler Wednesday - It's a Celebration
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes

Enjoy your day!

~Hazel

6 comments:

  1. Saw the Deer card at CAS-ual Fri Ch. Like the folding look. I'm not sure how the wonderful folding is done. I use to do origami. Do you have a link that you used to learn how to do the Deer folding? I'll google in meantime.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. http://www.circleofcrafters.com/irisfolding/

      This website gives a general idea of how to do iris folding. It also has many templates for doing so. It really is like a paint by number type thing as the site will tell you. Watching YouTube videos and searching google is also great ways to see how it's done. I've done a couple iris folding cards and it really makes for a nice looking card.

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  2. Wow this deer looks really magnificent. Love the combination of folding and stamping. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday 100th challenge.

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  3. Great card, Hazel! Thanks for joining us to celebrate our 100th challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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  4. I have never tried Iris Folding but it looks totally amazing!! I have been inspired! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog! I hope that you play along again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

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  5. Cute card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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