Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thinking of you

Hey, how's it going today!!

I thought I'd share my Tuesday inspiration for Craft-Dee BowZ. I used to work with an old technique, Iris Folding, and I thought I'd make a card showing off this really great technique.

Years ago this was so popular. However, I have not seen this lately, so, I thought I'd make a card and put some Iris Folding on it.

There used to be books that were available, however, the only place I am seeing some of those books is on Amazon.

Also if you go to Pinterest, you will see quite a few patterns that may be of interest to you.

Let me share my card with you.

Iris folding is a great way to use scraps of designer paper, using scrapbook weight. Cardstock weight is too thick, because of the folding of strips of paper. Each one of those strips you see are individual folded strips of DP. I used 4 different DP designs to give added interest to the leaf.  I took the liberty of adding some dark green strips between the DP. This, to me, just adds additional interest and definition to this image.

That bow is made using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.
I made a triple loop bow. 
If you are bow challenged then this is the tool for you. 
Its small, lightweight, takes up little space and is easy to use.

Let me show a closer view of my bow

I used a sheer ribbon, my fav.
It's a triple loop bow and sits in the front bottom corner, the perfect spot

If you would like to order this tool, click on the order spot on the left sidebar.

Well, hope you like Iris Folding. 
Maybe you can do an Iris Folding project and submit it in the CDB Challenge for June.

The theme is Anything Goes so this or anything you submit will work. 
Just remember your submission must contain a handmade bow.

The challenge is a monthly challenge so you have some time to get your project made and submitted.

I am looking forward to seeing your submission.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Hope you liked my inspiration card 

Thank you for stopping by today, 
I will be back soon with another inspiration piece for you.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous Barbara! It has been ages since I did this. Thanks for the inspiration! Your bow is also gorgeous!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge Barbara! hugs Sue J xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful Iris Fold design. I agree it is something we seldom see but it is a great look!

Michelle Windsor said...

Beautiful card Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

The Craft Princess said...

It has been so long since I have seen iris folding that I forgot all about it! You did a wonderful job with it and your card is absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Annette Stapylton said...

What an amazingly designed card I love it and that bow is stunning too.
Lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Jane Proffitt said...

Beautiful design. Love the bow. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Beautiful card design and I love the bow!!!
Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle June Challenge! –Tasha ☺