Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Iris Folding Car Card


The cook at my work has decided to retire this year. When I asked her what her plans are for retirement, she told me that she plans to do more travelling with her husband, most likely to more casinos. I saw an iris folding car with suitcases on Pinterest and decided that would fit well with a casino as the background.

This is the result:

The card size is 5X7 inches. I cut the car imagine out with my Silhouette Cameo and printed out the iris folding design. I used purple and red paper for the suitcases, black paper for the tires, gray paper that I inked up with distress ink for the bumpers, and blue paper (her favorite color) for the whole of the car. I cut little black strips to go over the suitcases and a black rear windshield. The headlights are cut from red paper. I completed the iris folding by following the pattern on the print out I mentioned earlier. The road and brown sandy areas I cut by hand. I printed out an image that I found on google for the background. I wanted it to look as if the car is driving to Las Vegas. I cut the image to fit around the car and pasted all of the pieces onto the card. I used my Sketch Pens to write the Happy Retirement and my Cameo to cut out the blue oval. I adhered the oval onto a piece of foam to make it pop a little.

On the inside:

Good Luck! Written with my Sketch pens on a white oval and then pasted onto a blue oval.

I am entering these challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Make It Rectangle
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly - #27 Travel

Thanks for checking out my card!




  1. Wonderful card! Thanks you for joining with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.
    Maritza DT

  2. Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *So sorry for late commenting, I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper