Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tulip iris folding
This iris folded tulip pattern came from a book called 460 Iris Folded Cards to Make: The Complete Iris Folding Compendium. All sorts of patterns--kites, cherries, balloons, cats, you name it, there is a pattern for it. The tulip iris was fun and easy to make. I do wish I had chosen a darker green for the leaves, but I was using paper I had on hand. I think the Martha Stewart edge punch and the Magenta Peel and Stick strips make the central tulip focus really stand out. One thing I will have to work on--the bulk of the folded image. This card is really 3 dimensional, because of that bulk. I saw several origami papers at Hobby Lobby--I think those would be thinner than scrapbook papers, but not the variety. I think specialty papers would be the way to go--the thinner the better. Now let me think--don't I have some of those in my stash too?!!