Wednesday, December 05, 2012
SNP Iris Folded Bell
Those of you who know me also know that I love iris folding. Although I am still new to it, I find it very relaxing to do and love the results. Anything that looks complicated and isn't is good in my books. I love "faux-effort" :) So for my Wednesday Stamp N Plus Scrap N post, I decided to play with the iris folded bell stamp. I also thought it would be fun to make a Christmas card in non-traditional colours.
I stamped the bell image on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image was cut out using an MFT die, and then coloured with Prismacolor pencils. Next, the center of the bell was cut away. A second image was stamped in order to place it right sides together with the coloured image. The lines showing where to place the papers now showed through the bell opening from the backside. I found some fabulous metallic origami papers in these lovely jewel tones so I cut the turquoise one into 1/4 " strips. I inked one edge of each strip with Stazon black ink but I'm not convinced that it really shows. Then I just followed the numbering system, gluing the ends of each piece with Scotch Quick-Dry. Once the tape holding the image and the guide together was removed, I could see the iris folding pattern. Love that moment! I stamped the inside of the bell again with Stazon onto silver origami paper, fussy cut it and glued it over the original image because the white just wasn't doing it for me.
The rest of the card was super easy. The image was matted on black cardstock, faux stitched, and popped up on foam tape. A large and a narrow rectangle were cut from dotted teal cardstock and the corners of the narrow one were punched to create the fancy corners. Blue patterned paper from the same ol' DCWV Christmas Combo Stack was cut to fit inside the larger rectangle. A tone on tone hot pink ribbon was added to the larger blue stack with another knotted piece added to the top of the base ribbon. Finally half pearls were added to the holes created by the corner punch and this card was done like dinner.
If you haven't tried iris folding, I challenge you to do so. Using the SNP stamps makes it a breeze and there are tons of stamp choices on the Stamp N Plus website. If you do try it, be sure to leave a link in the comments. I'd love to come and see what you create.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Created With Love Challenges ~ #20 Christmas Blues
The Stamping Boutique ~ #61 Holiday Cards
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Non Traditional Christmas colours (pink & turquoise)
Thanks for visiting today.
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