Sunday, September 12, 2010

Iris Folded Halloween Card

This was our iris folding project from the 9/11/10 Workshop. And here are some sites where you can find iris folding templates and patterns.

Iris folding patterns and instructions:

Lots of images for iris folding templates -- click on the images to view them full size:

Triangle template used for our workshop project:

You tube iris folding tutorial:

Note that the tutorial and the pattern site listed above have tailored the generic templates (second and third sites listed above) to start numbering sequence at 1; when you're using a generic template, simply start with the lowest number shown within your design window and then move to the next higher number, etc., until your design is complete.


* Cajun Craze card stock: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; about 2-1/2" x 2" for pumpkin
* Daffodil Delight card stock: 5-1/4" x 4"
* Concord Crush card stock: 5" x 3-3/4"
* Basic Black card stock: scraps for bat punch & pumpkin face pieces
* Old Olive card stock: scrap for pumpkin stem
* Designer Series Paper: any paper in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie cut into 1" strips
* Vellum card stock cut into 1" strips

* Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
* Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad

* Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Pumpkin #4 Sizzlits Die
* Pumpkin Faces Sizzlits Die
* Spider Web Embossing Folder #
* Bitty Bat Punch
* 2-1/2" Punch or Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Cutting Matt
* Sponge Daubers
* White Signo Gel Pen
* Dotto repositionable adhesive dots
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Stampin' Dimensionals
* Sticky Strip
* Two-Way Glue Pen

# 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog


1. Cut 2-1/2" circle in Concord Crush card stock; run card stock through Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder. Apply Dotto to corners of front (raised) side of paper and position over triangle iris folding template (see website above). Follow instructions on tutorial above to create the iris folded moon. (Note for this design 1" strips were folded in half lengthwise to create 1/2" wide strips.)

2. Remove card stock from template and rub off the Dotto dots. If necessary, trim paper strips on the back side to make sure that none of them extend beyond outside edges of Concord Crush card stock. On back side, apply Sticky Strip to outer edges of card stock; if some of the paper strips extend close to the edge, it's ok to apply the Sticky Strip over them. Adhere Concord Crush card stock to Daffodil Delight card stock. Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere Daffodil Delight card stock to front of card.

3. Use Big Shot and Sizzlits Dies to cut Pumpkin from Cajun Craze card stock; also cut a stem from Old Olive; cut Pumpkin Face pieces from Basic Black card stock. Punch Bitty Bat from Basic Black card stock. Use Whisper White and Sponge Dauber to highlight the edges of the bat; also highlight the upper right side of pumpkin. Use Cajun Craze to create shadow on lower left portion of pumpkin. Adhere Basic Black face pieces and Old Olive stem to pumpkin with Two-Way Glue Pen. Attach bat and pumpkin to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Additional notes re iris folding: For this card we built the iris behind a piece of card stock that we then attached to the front of the card. You also can cut the iris window out of the card front and build the iris on the inside of the card. In that case, you would then cover up the paper strips with another piece of card stock or designer series paper on the inside of the card.

I hope you enjoy this project. I think iris folding is a very relaxing and cool-looking paper craft!

Cath ;D

1 comment:

  1. Cathy, This is card is absouletly gorgerous!