Saturday, December 5, 2009

Iris Folding Christmas Tree

I'm trying to finish up my cards and get them ready for mailing today. This card has been waiting to be completed since Jill visited here last July and showed me how to do Iris Folding. When you get time, please visit her blog by clicking on the link above. She makes 3D and iris folding cards and her style is unlike anything else I've seen! Thanks again for teaching me how to do this technique Jill.
I made several iris fold cards, but this one got tossed aside, probably because I never feel like working on Christmas cards until the season gets a little closer. I pulled it out today and finished it and this is going to my dearest great Aunt Kathryn who is an incredible 104 years old! She adores receiving and sending hand-made cards, and STILL hand-writes all her correspondence with severely arthritic hands. I honestly don't know how she does it but I suppose it's sheer determination. I like sending her larger cards because her eyesight is not too good anymore, so she'll be able to see this one easily enough! It's a sheet of cardstock folded in half. The tree was made with the retired SU! Holiday Treasures DP. I really wish SU! would bring that DP back again! I drew along every edge and around the tree with a gold deco pen. If you click the picture, you might be able to see that detail. The sentiment is a sticker and the star was made by embossing a piece of gold cardstock with gold ep and cut with a sizzix die. These babies take a while to make, so it's definitely going to a special lady who will appreciate receiving it!
Thanks for sharing a little of your Saturday here with me.........I hope your weekend is a good one!

Carol

10 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

This is pure lovely craftiness!

LeAnne said...

This is SO cool! I know they are time-consuming to make, but what an effect! Genius!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

OOO Very pretty! I love Iris folding - you did a fantastic job :) TFS

Lana said...

Wow this is awesome! Off to check out the struckies :-)

Joanne (jojot) said...

fantabulous

Davi said...

Wow this is wonderful. Looks very complicated. I'm sure that your aunt will love it!! Ive never done the iris folding. This is so pretty makes me want to try it. :)

Silli said...

Carol, your card is very pretty, love the tree and the colors... Hugs and happy sunday!

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful job but you are oh so right about it being time consuming. Took a class once a few years back and have yet to do a card with Iris folding. Glad you are sending it to a "special" lady. Pat

JD said...

Carol, You did a great job with this card. I am especially impressed with the gold trim you did around the card! Hugs, Jill

Silke Ledlow said...

AWESOME fold - GF!!! This is really neat!!! Hugs ~S~