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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Potted Iris


Potted Iris? – well not exactly – this is an Iris fold project that looks like a pot – I used a southwestern theme with the papers and added the stamped images — the lizard and rock formations are from an unknown company. There is an incredible amount of patterns available for iris folding – and it is also fun to design your own. This one was designed by Hetty as a purse -- I turned it upside down to create the pot and I sent a picture to her so she could see how her design could be something entirely different when made by someone from Arizona. I've lost track of her or I would give you a link. Iris folding is a wonderful project and can be portable. I did a lot of these when I was working out of town and needed something crafty to do in my hotel room in the evenings. I sometimes even resorted to making strips of paper from a hotel magazine!

10 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, I haven't done Iris Folding in a long time, but I did enjoy it.
Your southwest pot turned out nice and your added background is lovely.

mueppi said...

Wow....... that`s wonderful!!!!
I haven´t done it!!
Please look at my blog, there is something for you!!!!!!
Hugs Gisela

RosesMarijke said...

I love this card!!
Beautiful!

TeresaW said...

This is great! I did my first iris folding card the other day, and I was really chuffed. It can be made so interesting if you think about the setting like you have done.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

hugs Riet.

Lori Barnett said...

Hey there Arizona Stamper ;) I noticed a comment you left on another blog that you mentioned 113 was the weather...and I thought "humm...must be someone from Arizona" Sure enough! ha! So I had to come over here and say HI :) Have you ever been to Stamp Works in Chandler? They teach classes on Iris Folding. Cool stuff! I teach there...but not Iris folding. Anyhow...Great card!

JanJ said...

Really clever card, never tried Iris folding myself, but it looks so effective.

Jan x

The Mama Monkey said...

This is beautiful!! I have not ever tried this technique!

Sandra1968 said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Phyllis Walker said...

I remember the Iris folding you taught us at convention. That was neat. I'll have to do some more of those next year after I retire in December.