Today I wanted to work with the Iris Fold technique. It is a paper folding technique and the results are beautiful I think. So let me share the card I made with you today.
Isn't this a neat looking Easter egg? I chose to use Lucky Limeade as my base card color. It is cut at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2". I then took a piece of Basic Black and cut it at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". The Whisper White I used for the egg is cut at 4" x 5 1/4". Now before you can start adding layers to the base card, you must make the egg. So let me show you a close up of it and tell you a little about how to make it.
I took a pattern I had found on the internet of the egg and placed it on my light box so I could trace it onto the Whisper White. Using a craft knife, I carefully cut out the shape from the white. I set the cut out egg aside and was ready to start my folding. On my pattern, it told me I would need 4 colors of paper and the pattern is numbered so you know where to place each color. I always leave my cut out piece on top of the pattern so that it shows through. This allows me to see where to place each color. I used some leftover DSP I had from a long time ago. I like using DSP (designer series paper) because it is coordinated to work well together. The center of the egg is actually left open but I like to put a piece of dsp over the hole to make it all closed. The gem in the center of it is something I picked up at my local craft store. I adhered it on using a glue dot. I applied glue dots all over the back of the egg to adhere it to the piece of black card stock. I took out 3 of my pastel colored Stickles glitter glues and added dots all around the egg.
Using my paper piercer, I poked a hole in each corner of the egg/black card stock so I could use brads. I added a bunny and a butterfly to both the top and bottom of my egg. Once these were in place, I put a glue dot on the back in each corner and runner adhesive all over the black card stock. I then attached it to the Lucky Limeade card stock.
I did not get a picture of the inside of the card but I want to tell you my plan for it. I will take the egg shape I cut out to do the Iris Fold and will stamp an Easter greeting onto it. I will add dots of the same glitter glues to decorate it so it coordinates with card front.
I seem to feel a little scattered today so if you have any questions about this card please feel free to ask. I would be happy to answer them. I hope you will come back by tomorrow to see if my internet is still working and if I come up with a card to share. Thank you so much for dropping by today.