July 10, 2013

Iris Folding Technique for Paper Crafting

I want to share my most recent card, I made it using an iris folding technique.  This style of paper crafting technique was featured in Australian Papercraft Essentials Issue #23.  The cutting and folding of the strips was easy using my X-ACTO Designer Series Self-Healing Mat.

The Australian Papercraft Essentials came with patterned papers and die-cut elements.

Using the instructions provided in the magazine I decided to make my own version.  Here is the magazines version.

I took my own card and cut an aperture shape.  I then folded several strips of thin paper and started to glue them to the back of the card.

Here is the front version of the card.

I then glued one of the die-cut images in the center.  Next, I cut out a piece of patterned paper to glue to the front of the card.

I also attached 3/8" satin ribbon at the bottom of the card.

To finish the card I attached patterned paper to the inside.

I used the Mini Bowdabra to add a small delicate bow to the card.

My card is finished and I am thrilled with it.  I will have to use this technique again with a variety of shapes and paper widths.


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