Friday, July 22, 2011

Congrats! Iris Fold Card

Card Design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2011
Congratulations is one of those multi purpose greetings that can be used for a variety of special occasions. I created this card for a couple who were recently married in Mexico - hope they like it!  However, this card would also be perfect for a shower, birth of a child, new job, and graduation to name a few. The card was created using an Iris Folding Technique however instead of folding the strips in the traditional way I simply cut them into half inch strips, the solid color strip is a quilling strip. If you are looking for further info on Iris Folding please check out my second book Iris Folding For Christmas by clicking on the photo to the right.  Keep in mind although the designs in this book are Christmas designs it is easy to create cards for other occasions by simply using different papers.
I created the flourish on the corners by die-cutting a fancy tag and then cut it in half and attached it over the corners on the frame. So if you are into using what you have - most people are, use printed papers that coordinate and for the texture on the white frame I cut two pieces of plastic canvas and placed my frame in between then ran it through my Big Shot Machine to emboss.
The materials used in creating this card are a Frame die by Sizzix (I use this one often), Fancy Tags Die Three & Petite Oval Small Die by Spellbinder's, printed papers by Black Market Paper Society (sorry I am not sure that this paper is current I was using leftovers today), brown cardstock, white pearl cardstock, rubber stamp by My Sentiment's Exactly, Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk ink by Clearsnap and the final touch are a few rhinestones. If you have not tried Iris Folding I encourage you to give it a go.  It truly is not as complicated as it looks. If you are looking for classes or interested in purchasing further design instructions please leave me a comment.
Creatively Yours,

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