Iris Folding!

Well my thumb is almost back in action, which means I'm trying my hardest to catch up on some crafting!! I never realised how important my left-hand thumb is to me, especially being right handed. Buttons, zips, changing nappies were a mighty challenge let alone anything creative. So imagine my relief when my thumb went from swollen and stiff to slightly swollen and gaining some movement!! So when we had Friday night Craft night I was so happy to be able to play!! And guess what! I learned something new. My lovely friend Lesley patiently taught us the technique of Iris Folding. Other than making sure I didn't cut myself with the craft knife, the rest of it went really well. So let's see what I made!! I had to make a baby boy card, so I found this cute little template and with Lesley's expert guidance, I made this:

I never realised how thick the SU Designer Series Papers were until I started making lots of folds.  Lots of them!!

But the best part of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers, they perfectly coordinate with each other!!  I used the very cute Nursery Nest range for this card.

And of course, I had to embellish my little rocking horse.  I added a black pearl for the eye and decorated the rocker with faux stitching and some cute little pearl buttons I found in my stash.

To make this card, I used:

Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Marina Mist CS, Nursery Nest and Subtles Patterned DSP
Inks: White Signo gel ink pen & Early Espresso Ink
Stamps: Baby Bundle
Other: Word Window punch, black pearl & buttons

Want to try this style of card-making?  Head on over to this website for further info and LOTS of templates and ideas: 

Thanks so much Lesley for patiently teaching me :) I'll be back in the next day or so - just to show off the first card we made.  A Christmas Tree!  I just have to dig out my Christmas stamps to finish!!

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