Sunday, November 2, 2014

Paper- and Iris-folded Beautiful Cards

The art of Paper-folding and Iris-folding has generated some interest of late. The work is done on the reverse side, following a pattern of where each strip should go. When it is turned over - Voila! Beautiful!

This lovely ballerina was simple to do, as the papers were just folded in line with each other.

The dress is made of shiny florist foil that is more often used around a potted plant from the flower shop.  It is backed with a green waterproof backing and is substantial and easy to fold and to work with.  Pretty gift wrap with a tiny pattern or a solid can also be used.

This is another sample of Paper-folding. The flower is punched and stamped with papers and punches (the large is Blossom Punch and the small is the Pansy Punch) from Stampin' Up.  The center is a silk flower and Rhinestone Brad.  The leaves are punched from the retired Build-a-Blossom Punch, folded in the center and glued with just a strip of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue down the center fold, so they kind of float freely.

This flag is Iris-folded, as determined by the radiating pattern of the flag that resembles the "iris" of a camera lens.  Three different red colors (one with silver dots, one solid and one a rich, deeper red), with just one area accented with plain white paper. This is all in the pattern we work with.

Simple, but impressive, this card was used for a July 4th card, but it could easily be a thank you to a veteran, of which I do hundreds of cards every year for Honor Flight. 

Thank a veteran today and every day.  

Thanks for looking,


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