On this particular card, the iris folding was done to make the dolphin. I start with a template of a dolphin which I trace and then use my hobby knife to cut out. The template I happen to use is designed for iris folding therefore it has the pattern on it and tells me how many different colors or styles of paper I need to use. In this case, it is 4. The technique is quite easy as it only involves cutting strips of paper (or tearing them), folding them, and using a good tape to secure them down. The finished product leaves the hole in the center which I chose to leave empty. Sometimes I put a piece of paper there too or I will use a gem to add a little bling. Let's take a closer look.
I used a gem to make the eye of this little guy. In case you are wondering, I used a sticker set I found at a local craft store to make the rest of the outside of the card. Now your iris fold dolphin will be a little puffy and thick. I like to adhere mine by using either eyelets or brads. Then I know they are secure.
I have several different patterns for this technique so you can expect to see it again in the future. Let me know what you think of it. I have also done this with left over wrapping paper as well as with ribbon.
I will be back tomorrow with another card to share with you. I hope you stop by to see it. Thank you so much for dropping by today.