Last week one of my co-workers asked me if I could make a thank-you card for a woman at his church who is moving away. He wanted a quilt theme since she likes to sew and quilt.
I decided that I wanted to do something with iris folding, so I went in search of some quilt block patterns and found one called Day and Night that I really like. Here’s my finished card.
While this isn’t quite iris folding, the technique is pretty much the same. The hardest part is getting the diagonal folds exact. This is definitely one where you want to use a bone folder or other scoring tool to score and crease the folds.
I did the stamping and embossing before the iris folding as the heat from a heat gun can ruin some papers and could also melt the tape. The clip art is from pcCrafter’s Crafty Kitten collection. It is in 3D and I added embroidery floss where the thread comes off of the spools. Here is a closer look.
You can find the Night and Day pattern and instructions on my website at http://www.handcraftedgreetings.com/irisfoldinst.php