Saturday, May 26, 2012

CC Challenge # 14- Blue and Brown

The Instructions for this challenge were to Create a project (LO, card, home decor - anything goes!) using blue and brown as your main colors.  For this card, I decided to try something called "Iris Folding". The word which is kind of covered up by the date stamp is "Perspective".

 Project made with MME Paris & Co. Paper, including the four different patterns (7 strips of each) that make up the Iris Folding in the center. Flowers made from Paris & Co. Paper. Also used Bravissimio Pearls, glimmer mist,Viper adhesive. Non CC used: Spellbinders Dies for flowers, Prima Pearls, Glimmer Mist, Anna Griffin Template, JoAnn's Embossing Powder.
The Iris Paper Folding is designed to give an outcome with the appearance of a camera shutter lens. The papers are cut to @ 6" in length, about 1" wide.  Next each paper strip is scored lengthwise down the middle and folded. After this step is finished, place each patterned paper in separate piles, to keep them in order.  Using the reusable template, you begin  to lay the papers in a pattern, overlaying each strip according to the template. When you have finished this, you will notice that a pattern has emerged, with each pattern paper making up a "sub-pattern".  Next, you cut out a shape to your liking out of a different sheet of paper, and this will serve as the front of the card, with the Iris Folding appearing in the center of your cut out shape.

I then created the three flowers from a Spellbinders die, and adhered them in the upper corner of the card, and further embellished the card with some Prima pearls, and a short quote "it's all perspective". The quote is kind of a play on the shutter lens shape of the Iris paper folding in the center of the card!  If you have any questions about this technique, feel free to leave a comment with your contact info. and I will get back to you! Thanks for stopping by!

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