An iris folded heart for Wedding #3

In a few weeks my husband and I will be heading off to Pennsylvania for our third (of 5) weddings we have been invited to this season.  Today’s card is the one I’ve created for Michelle and Michael.



About the card

1. The technique I used is called iris folding, although, here’s a secret.  I didn’t fold the pieces.  I used card stock instead of lighter weight Designer series paper and,  had I folded the pieces in half as the technique calls for it would have been just too bulky. It is called Iris Folding because of a) the center ‘iris’ is not filled in and b) the pieces are generally folded in half lengthwise then placed in a pattern.

2. There are lots of posts out on the internet on how to do this technique.  I used a template I printed for free from  They have several, the one I used here is the triangle.  I particularly like their templates because they are big enough for larger openings like the heart I used today.

3. To me the hardest part of iris folding is selecting your paper patterns and colors so they compliment, not compete.  I wanted the base of the card to be in Strawberry Slush because that is one of the brides colors. If you read my previous wedding post you know I like that touch of using the wedding colors in my card for them.  There are some Stampin’ Up Designer Series Papers that coordinate with Strawberry slush but not any that I felt would work for a wedding card.  So, I opted to make my own.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to make the smoky slate stripes on whisper white and the blushing bride water droplets on pink pirouette.

4. Final dimensions for today’s card are 5.5 x 5.5  The heart opening is on a 5 x 5 piece popped up on dimensional on a  5.25 x 5.25.

What I used

Stamps; gorgeous grunge, everything Eleanor  Ink; strawberry slush, smoky slate, blushing bride, Paper; strawberry slush, whisper white, pink pirouette, accessories, heart framelits.

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

One Comment

  1. Lynn, this is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve seen your iris fold cards up close, and they are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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