Friday, 19 July 2013

Iris Tree

    This Christmas card was inspired by an article in an old copy of Craft Creations magazine. It's an iris folded tree made using a tri-fold card from Craft Creations that has a tree shaped aperture in it. This one is from my stash but I think they do still sell them. I am trying to use up some of my stash in an effort to cut back but we all know that's not easy with craft, there's often something new that just has to be bought, oh well....I am trying!
    I have used three different papers to fill my tree shape and then stuck some tiny white snowflakes on the front. I began at the outside edge and followed the instruction in the magazine to build up the layers in ever decreasing triangles until I had a tiny hole in the middle which is backed with silver paper.
    The silver outlining is already on the card, which is a bonus as I'm not sure I could be that accurate. I have made several of this style before in different colours, it's a firm favourite with the family.
    I can't post the full instructions due to copyright but I can give you the web address for Craft Creations,  www.craftcreations.com. The instructions are in Issue 47 from Autumn 2007. They may have back issues that you can either purchase or access on the web.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

   

4 comments:

  1. Very effective and I well remember that magazine and the instructions. Not done any iris folding for ages though.

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  2. Thanks for your kind comment. Wow your card is fabulous. You've inspired me to have a go at Iris folding!!

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  3. Beautiful iris folding (must do some of this some time ... ages since I did any) - love all the blue - thanks for supporting both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

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  4. Lovely card, great iris folding! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas 'Christmas Trees' challenge xx

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