Friday, January 30, 2015

Iris Folding Heart

The iris folding pattern for this heart was so unique and  interesting, I just had to try it.

Of course, I made it a bit more difficult by choosing a  directional dp, but I really like how it turned out.  The background paper is a shiny holographic heart pattern.  I can't believe I managed to capture it so well in the photo.  Love that super shiny look.
I used a CTMH Hugs and Kisses stamp, cutting out only the HUGS to mount in the center of the heart.

Challenges for this card include:
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Matt or Shiny and Why (I love shiny.  I love the way light reflects off shiny surfaces.  It's like a sheet of bling!)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #296 - Valentines Day/Love
Southern Girls Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Inky Chicks Challenge #45 - Anything Goes


  1. WOW! I love the iris pattern, and congratulations for not only dealing with the directional pattern on the paper, but for also capturing the shiny of the background paper!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. Incredible pattern! I love the whole creation! The paper colors are awesome. Thank you for rockin our anything goes challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Tamie DT

  3. Fabulous Debi, not made Iris folding cards for a long while, given me some inspiration here, hugs xxx

  4. What a lovely card.......iris folded too....very nice

    Fiona DT

  5. I love doing Iris folding but you added a little twist to it and that look wonderful. Your paper choice is wonderful and love the background paper also. Just a thought for you have you ever tried 5/8 ribbon with the Iris folding? Their is not folding because the ribbon edges are already finished but doing it with ribbon also turns out fantastic. Thank so much for joining us at Though the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  6. Wonderful card. I love iris folding and you've done it beautifully.
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter this week. hugs, Pat K xx

  7. Very striking card! The iris folding looks fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Southern Girls!

  8. Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge. Shona xx

  9. Magnificent, Debi! I'm going to have to get a book or something on folding since I love the look of it so much but have never done any of it. :-D Thanks also for playing along this week at QKR Stampede in our "Heart" challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. I used to do iris folding all the time. When I first started making cards, this was my favourite technique. I still love it but hardly ever do it any more. I really like this one - it's so different than any I've made. Gorgeous paper choices too! Hope you're enjoying that hot weather while we're getting blasted with yet another blizzard! Take care, my friend!

  11. Fabulous folding! It makes a stunning card & one I'm sure will be a hit with the recipient! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  12. This is a great card and beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.
    Karal DT

  13. How cute is this and well done, thank you for joining us at AYLI challenge.

    Suzette x

  14. Cute card and thanks for sharing at craft this week

  15. Love your heart design, gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along over on AYL
    I. Carol xx

  16. I tried this technique once... Yours looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at SGC for our Sparkle and shine challenge. HUgsxx


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