Coming up with ideas for cards for men is always difficult to for me. As I was sorting through my scrap pile the other night, I found some good papers for a “man” card but I couldn’t figure out what to do with them until I remembered some Father’s' day clip art I had. I used this cardinal from PcCrafter’s Father’s Day collection. The technique is reverse iris folding with 3D decoupage. I really like the way it turned out.
I had always wanted to do this picture in 3-D decoupage, but the thought of all of the detailed cutting kept me from it. The reverse iris folding gives the card depth without all of the intricate cutting. After finishing the iris folding, all that was left to cut out was the bird and the branch. I just love how he pops out of the frame!