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Monday, 12 September 2022

Heart of Christmas - 2022 - Week 11 - Iris Folding Bauble

 

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Welcome to week 11 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop! Each Monday the Art With Heart team love to bring you some Christmas inspiration to help you get ready for Christmas with your cards, gift giving and decorations. We will be doing this right up until the end of November.

Today I have decided to bring you Iris Folding for my card. I had never done it before and I thought it would be fun to try. I found a template on line and if you google Iris Folding you will find many designs you can try. This is the one I found and used.

Iris Folding
I chose the medium design which means you just need a few more pieces of paper. I thought the 6x6 pieces of the Lights Aglow DSP would be perfect for this card! I cut 2 cm strips and folding in 0.5 of a cm. I found that if you folded the strips in half when you got to the larger diagonal at one end you need to have the wider strip.

I started with a Basic White piece of card stock and cut a circle with the layering circle dies in just the right size for the the iris pattern. Then I put it through the  Merry Melody 3D embossing folder.


I then turned it upside down and placed it over the Iris Pattern.


Take your strips of Lights Aglow DSP place the folded edge on the inside of the open circle along the line starting with 1 then working your way around taping them down with washi tape and cutting of the extra and you will be able to use the extra length so cut it as close to the edge as possible. 
Keep going until all has been covered and taped down and I changed colours after layers of each colour.

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I then popped the completed Iris up on dimensionals on a piece of Lights Aglow DSP and then popped that on a card base of Soft Succulent. 
While I was at it a strip of the Lights Aglow to the inside of my card for decoration.

For the sentiment I used the Celebrate with Tags stamp set and I wanted the Merry Christmas in 1 line not underneath each other so I took out my stamparatus and put a piece of Basic White down and put some tape over the word "Christmas" and inked up "Merry". Took off the tape and stamped "Merry". I cleaned the stamp and then lined up "Christmas" next to "Merry" and taped up "Merry" and inked "Christmas" and took the tape off and stamped "Christmas" next to "Merry" 

Then came the cutting out with the Stylish Shapes Dies.





So I placed the die on one end and put it through the Cut & Emboss Machine but not all the way so I didn't cut the "Christmas" off! Then place the die back into the stitched holes and move the die along until you have it in the place that you are happy with and put it through just far enough to cut the other end and not cut off "Merry". A great way to make a longer banner when needed!

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To finish off my card I thought the bauble needed to hang from a branch of the Christmas tree so I cut some pine branches from the Holly Berry Dies in Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen and mad this luscious bow is known as the Tammy Bow, designed by Tammy Wilson and I thought it was perfect for this card using the Gold and Vanilla satin edged ribbon. 


I had fun making this card and there are many different designs of Iris folds that you can find on the internet for you to try with your off cuts of DSP to use them up!

If you have any questions about this card or would like to get your hands on these gorgeous products please do not hesitate to contact me.


Now is the time to head to the next person on this weeks journey of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, and this week we are going to the wonderfully talented Kathryn Ruddick. She is an amazing artist and I just love her colour combinations and how she composes and colours her cards each week, I can't wait to see what she has for us this week. Just hit the next blog button and you will go straight there.


If for any reason the next blog button doesn't work just come back here and you will be able to continue you Christmas blog hop from here. The list of wonderful participants is below:

Kathryn Ruddick

Thank you to Tina Gillespie as she will be hosting our blog hop next week.
Thank you for spending some Christmas crafty time with me today, take care,





9 comments:

Rachel Woollard said...

I love this technique Sharon, it looks beautiful as a bauble on your card. Great choice of DSP too.

Tina said...

Everything about your card is fantastic, Sharon! The Iris folding is incredible, and that bow is gorgeous.

Rosa Leyden said...

I love this technique Sharon and you have created a fabulous bauble using the Lights Aglow DSP. Gorgeous Tammy bow!

Carussell Crafts said...

WOW!!! That is one very special card! How very clever Sharon. The folded papers look like a miniature patchwork block - I love it! The end result, with all your lovely elements added, is just beautiful.

Andrea said...

Wow O wow Sharon. Your beautiful bauble using an iris design is amazing. I love that it is set against an embossed background with some pine for the bauble to hang from and the delightful Tammy bow. All so gorgeous. Xxx

theresa said...

Wow just wow Sharon there is just so much detail in your card and so much work but the end result is absolutely worth it.

Cathy Proctor said...

Your gorgeous iris folding card is a labour of love, Sharon - just incredible! You've used the perfect DSP for this technique.

Kate Morgan said...

Yes, Sharon, this is a brilliant technique (one I haven't used in years). It is very effective and I love how you used different papers for the layers to create your bauble. Great tip with the sentiment die too!

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Yet another elaborate technique that I would not have the patience for, but you absolutely nailed, Sharon! I love the end result, of an elegant bauble with lovely accompanying details. x

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