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Faux Iris Folding

July 9th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Faux Iris Folding

I’ve always been too lazy to try the (real) iris folding technique, but when I saw this faux version explained in the latest Technique Junkie Newsletter, I couldn’t wait to use it on a card.

After making this Asian card yesterday, I noticed that the Lattice die creates a nice frame for this technique. I took a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Lattice die. Then I placed 3/4″ strips of Razzleberry Lemonade designer series paper inside the frame until it was completely filled in.

This Dutch birthday card will be sent to my great aunt Louisa in Belgium who turns 98 years young next week! She has given me many real iris folding cards in the past, and I hope she won’t mind my using a faster, less complicated technique.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Gelukkige Verjaardag stamp by Verschooten (Stamps Antwerpen)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Textured Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Bigz Die, Scallop Square Punch, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker, Stamping Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: simply delicious

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pat (mspfd) // Jul 10, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Vera, I love everything about this wonderful card. Love the faux iris folding. Outstanding creation.

  • 2 Missy // Jul 10, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Wow, this looks great! I’d love to try that technique.

  • 3 Jackie // Jul 11, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Wow! This is awesome Vera and the colors are great…tfs!!!

  • 4 Kristin Moore // Jul 11, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Vera, it is beautiful! And I love your blog banner with the beautiful Razzleberry Lemonade DSP!! Great catch finding that technique- I haven’t tried the Iris folding either.

  • 5 Vera // Jul 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    We’ll be making this card next Friday, Missy. With an English sentiment, of course!

  • 6 Cheryl W // Jul 11, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    This is very very pretty hun, and I love the faux technique you used on this. Maybe I will get to try this soon:)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

  • 7 Sharon Carr // Jul 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    What a unique idea! I would have never thought of using the lattice outline for iris folding. Just love the card!!

  • 8 Lucky Day // Dec 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm

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