I came up with the idea for this card Tuesday while I was at work. That seems to happen to me a lot. I come up with designs when I am away from my craft room and then when I arrive home, I have forgotten all about it. Tuesdays are especially problematic because I go straight to night school after work. After class is over I have to pick my youngest son up from high school because he is in the pep band and Tuesdays are game nights. As a result, I didn't get home until after 9:00 p.m. and by then I was just dying to get my design down on paper before I forgot about it.
I created a pattern in SmartDraw, rummaged through my paper supply (which took a considerable amount of time) and got to work. Here is the result.
The fan went together really fast. I used the repeating pattern in some gift wrap for the iris folding. The edging along the top and bottom of the fan is made from the edge of a paper doily. The fan slats are cut from tan parchment card stock. I think next time I will use some distress ink on them. The flowers and leaves are made with paper punches.
You can find the pattern for the fan on my web site at: http://www.handcraftedgreetings.com/irisfoldinst.html
I will probably be making another one of these soon. I have all the paper picked out, it's just a matter of finding time. Lately my evenings and weekends have been extremely busy.