Iris Folding Hot-Air Balloon

Hello, crafters!  When was the last time you used the Iris Folding Technique?  It has been a while for me, but I have an example for you today.  This technique was featured as a Technique Lovers’ Challenge on Splitcoaststampers on Monday.  I went through my iris folding designs and selected an Iris Folding Hot-Air Balloon.  This design was more difficult from one’s I’ve tried before.

The iris folding on this card  is the upper part of the balloon.  I wish I could show you the actual design; however, it is copyrighted.  But you can get a sense of the design by the flow of the folded pieces of designer series paper.  An iris folding design includes lines, which represent where the folds go, and numbers (e.g., 1 – 26) within the shape.  Each number represents a fold.

There are four different “patterns” of numbers for this design.  A pattern is the designer paper, specialty paper, card stock, etc., that you chose to use to fold and adhere to the card stock where numbers are located.  For example, Pattern A of this design included the numbers 1, 3, 7, 11, 15, 19 and 23.  I selected a pattern from the Stampin Up Carried Away Designer Series Paper (i.e., the colorful hot-air balloons), cut 1-1/2″ strips of the pattern, folded them in half, placed them over the numbers for Pattern A, and attached them to my card stock that has the outline cutout of the design.  The right side of the balloon is where Pattern A is located.

Pattern B is located where the folds of Mint Macaron paper is located, Pattern C is where the Watermelon Wonder (orange) folds are located, and Pattern D is where the Night of Navy folds are located.  To get a better sense of a design, numbers, and patterns, you can go HERE for numerous pictures.

These are examples of other cards I have created featuring Iris Folding:       

  

If you have not tried this technique, I encourage you to try it.  It is a lot of fun.  Thanks for stopping in, and I hope you enjoyed your visit!


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


PROVERBS 30:5 & 6 (NIV)

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.  Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.”

Guneaux Designs Blooming Garden

GUNEAUX DESIGNS BLOOMING GARDEN GREETING CARD

Hello and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  I hope your New Year has started off with love, kindness, and everything good!  Today, my friends, my card share, Guneaux Designs Blooming Garden Greeting Card, features the Penny Black Blooming Garden Stamp Set.  This stamp set is new to me, and I expect it will be used frequently.

I am not sure of the type of flower the image is, but I think it is beautiful.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White Card Stock that I cut using Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Pierced Rectangles Dies.  Using various Copic Sketch Markers, I colored the floral image in shades of light and dark pink and green.  I used a Dapper Denim Stampin’ Up! (SU) Marker to draw a frame for the floral image. The sentiment, from ODBD Faith Card Sentiments, is stamped in the SU Dapper Denim color.  This photo provides a closeup of the flowers.
After I finished with the sentiment and floral image, I attached the piece to a die cut piece of SU Dapper Denim Card Stock that I cut using the ODBD Lavish Layers Dies.  I used the Be Creative Sookwang Double-Sided Tape to adhere this piece of card stock. Have you ever used this double-sided tape?  It is the strongest double-sided tape that I have come across, and it comes in several widths.  If you have not used it, give it a try; I think you will be impressed!

I am submitting this card to the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge for this week. The color combination for the challenge is Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and Dapper Denim. I think the combination is a great one!  If you have not entered the Splitcoaststampers Challenges, I encourage you to give it a try.  It is lots of fun!

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!


PRODUCTS USED FOR THIS PROJECT

Guneaux Designs Blooming Garden                  


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


Shining as Stars:  “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life – in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.”  Philippians 2:14-16

ODBD Holly Night Nativity Scene

Hello, my friends!  Thank you for stopping in to see my latest card featuring the ODBD Holly Night Nativity Scene.  I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest Challenge, FF16UnderstandBlueB, to use the salted watercolor technique on a card (link to a tutorial is below).

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I am sccod-buttono blessed by Our Daily Bread Designs, Angie Crockett, as she selected this card for the ODBD Customer Card of the Day!  I am so grateful to ODBD for such an honor!!

 

 

 


Stamps: ODBD Delightful Decoration (sentiment)

Paper: Solar White, SU Glossy White, Basic Black, Silver Foil, and Brilliant Blue Card Stock

Ink:   SU Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, and Whisper White (sentiment)

Accessories: ODBD Holy Night Dies, Water, Silver Watercolor Brushes, Salt, and Foam Tape

Techniques: Salted Watercolor  (Click HERE for a tutorial)


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen


Paul’s Charge to Timothy:  “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”  1 Timothy 6:17-18