Saturday, 13 November 2010

Iris folded christmas card



I had been flirting with the idea of trying an iris folded card lately as I have found some stunning cards online, but somehow it wasn't getting at the top of my priorities (seemed a bit too complicated to tell the truth). And then, while in London two weeks ago, if found a book with many great cards and (most importantly) patterns. The book is 460 Iris Folded Cards to Make by Maruscha Gaasenbee & Tine Beauvese.

This is my first attempt to prepare an iris folded card and I have to admit it was easier than what I thought - as long as you have the pattern!

Challenges:

Get Creative - Christmas cards
Lexi's Creations - Anything goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday 138 - Anything goes
ABC Challenge Blog - H is for Holidays
Craft Your Days Away 8 - Christmas trees
2 sisters #13 - Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas

I thought I should keep the card simple, without any embellishments, so that the folded pattern could stand out. Didn't want to keep it too simple though, so I prepared an easel card, and since there wasn't too much space left for cropping the pattern, I used some stitching instead.

Materials:
- Papers: Orange Canson cardstock, My Mind's Eye - Bloom & Grow and Wild Asparagus
- Sentiment stamp: Fairy Doodles from Buzzcraft, Memento ink pad - Rich Cocoa
- Star punch from Heyda Pin It

12 comments:

karlinchen50 said...

Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Crafting Joanne said...

Love the iris folding, you don't see it so often these days which is a shame. Fabulous bright colours.

Thanks for joining us over at CYDA challenges.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Mary said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for playing along at 2 Sisters.

jackiescrafts said...

I love your bright and cheerful card, the iris folding looks so effective

Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Dazie said...

Amazing colours that work so well, gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at craft your days away!
Dazie
x

Bianca said...

Oh, this looks very stuning! I wish I would be as good as you in iris folding! Thank you for playing with us at our very first challenge of Tairy Tale! xx Bianca

Annette22 said...

wonderful card and great idea


lieben Dank fürs Mitmachen bei unserer 1. Fairytale challenge

LG

Annette

thanks a lot for playing with us at our very first Fairytale challenge

hugs

Annette

Lori said...

Sunning creation, I love the pleats, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations, we're happy to have you!

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful Iris Folded Christmas card loving that hot orange! Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Hugs Carol Ann xx

darling Ho said...

What a special card! The color you used is pretty!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

PokSa said...

This is a fantastic work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Brenda Dean said...

ooh! I'm going to have to try that. Love the look!

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