I sat down on Saturday this past weekend to work on a couple of cards and could not decide what to do for today. I knew it would be Halloween but that's not going to be the theme of the card for today. I wanted to completely go a different direction and do something cute to share. So I decided to Iris Fold again. You remember it is a paper folding technique. Today's card would be perfect for someone who just had a new baby boy. Subtle changes would easily make this a girl's card. Here we go.
This card measures 5" x 7". I used a white card as my base. The water drop paper is from my local craft store. I love the little button brads that I used to attach my little duck to the water drop paper. By changing out the background paper to a pink and using pink buttons, this would become a little girl card. Of course if you want to use it for a shower where you do not know if the baby is a boy or a girl, I would go with neutral colors like pastel green or yellow to make a gender neutral card. As for the duck, it would stay the same. Let's look at the duck for a minute.
Here is my little ducky close up. I am hoping you can see that I started with a piece of shimmery white card stock. Using my light box, I traced my duck pattern on the card stock. Once the tracing was finished, I used my craft knife to cut the duck out. My color choices for the duck were pretty easy. I will admit I used non Stampin' Up! card stock to make this card. I wanted to use a yellow that was a little softer than my SU! ones. The orange is one I had in my stash of papers. I love the look of the folds. In a way, it reminds me of the feathers on a duck. I used a blue brad for the eye simply because I liked it.
Now it is time to get ready for all the trick or treaters!! I hope you have your candy ready. Remember to be careful out there tonight and keep you animals inside. Have a Spook-tastic night. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow.