Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Iris Folding Card


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!



  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.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    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.

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

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

  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

  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