Saturday, November 8, 2014

Iris Fold Ornament (DS4J image and DDD paper)

Hello, everyone!  What fun I had making this card!  I won this gorgeous Christmas Kitty paper over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up for being their very first follower!  It's a brand new challenge blog so I think you should head over and follow along - there are more prizes to come, and you definitely want to link up in 2015 when the challenges start!  Lisa Decosse of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles designed this Christmas Kitty paper especially for me as my 1st Follower's prize because she knows I love kitties!  Thank you, Lisa - I love it and couldn't wait to use it!

I decided to make an iris fold ornament! I haven't done iris folding for quite a while and it's one of the first techniques I learned as a card maker!  The papers were recycled from last year's Christmas gifts - I save everything if it can be used on a card LOL!  I cut the circles with my Nellie's Multiframe Circles, and the top of the ornament is die cut from gold cardstock using Memory Box Luca Ornament. Here's a close-up of my iris fold:

I really wanted to incorporate the Christmas Tag from Digi Stamps 4 Joy, which is their November Christmas Challenge image, on my card.  Actually there are two tags but I only needed one!  I made it quite tiny and attached it to this little 3-D shaker gift sticker.  Here's a close-up:

I inked all around the edges of the tag and stamped a tiny cat - because the gift is for kitty!  I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and tied it with gold twine.  

The sentiment  is a rubber stamp from Impression Obsession, and I added the holly leaves and berries (also Impression Obsession), which I inked around the edges with distress ink.   Lastly I embellished the edges of the card with a string of gems.

I would like to support the following challenges:
A Creative Romance Winter Warmers (hat) 1/3
Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE
Bunny Zoe's Animals UE
Card and Scrap Layers UE
CRAFT Winter 1/5
Crafting by Designs November AG UE
Creative Corner Christmas 1/3
Creative Moments AG/Celebration (Christmas) 3/3
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Digi Stamps 4 Joy November Christmas Challenge 1E
Digitally Sweet Cozy Winter Moments 1/3
DL.ART November AG UE 1/day
Fab n Funky 3 Different Embellishments (die cuts, gems, sticker) UE
Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday 1/3
Incy Wincy Inspired by Song, Book or Movie - Jingle Cats Meowy Christmas 5/5
Let's Craft and Create Animal Antics UE
Moving Along with the Times Sparkle and/or Shine (gems, iris fold, prezzie) 2/3
Pile it On Feeling Cool UE
Polkadoodles Recycle It (recycled Christmas wrapping paper for iris fold) 1/2
QKR Stampede Let's Talk Christmas 1/3
Scrapy Land AG (Memory Box and Impression Obsession dies available at Scrapy Land here and here) 2/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Good Ol' Days (iris folding was one of the first techniques I learned as a cardmaker many years ago) 5/5
The Stamping Boutique Use 3 Embellishments (gems, die-cuts, sticker) 1E
Whoopsi Daisy Add a Sentiment UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. I'm celebrating 200 followers with candy!  Help me celebrate! My candy is here.


Georgiana said...

Your iris fold ornament is very cool looking!

Sue said...

Thay is something I never got the hang of.Love your ornament and card.

Jess said...

So pretty! Love that ornament!

Colette said...

Another fantastic card Kitty. The iris folding is superb and I adore the kitty. Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy this week xx

Lori Kobular said...

Wow!! I love your iris folded ornament!! The papers you used for it are so pretty and what a great way to recycle!! I may have to try that this year!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #5!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! LOVE this iris fold ornament!! Great recyling idea and a stunning result!!

brenda said...

Great iris folding Kitty, something I am yet to try.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Tenia Nelson said...

So very cool!!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a brilliant iris fold ornament.

Bad Kitty said...

great card
very nice ornament

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card!! The kitty is so sweet!! I adore the iris fold ornament - it looks amazing!! Wow!! So much detail on this fabulous card!! Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

What a fabulous card, not seen iris folding for ages, great work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

marion said...

very very sweet, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Anonymous said...

Hello, A lovely project, I love the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

Teighan DT

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is cool! I have never tried this technique! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog - I struggle with physical limitations, chronic pain and other medical issues myself and cannot more than part time, so sadly I can relate to that part. I hope you feel better SOON and best of luck - I hope you win lots and lots of crafty goodies from your challenges!! :)

Becca Cruger said...

That is such a cool effect! I'm going to have to try it!

Heather said...

Awww . . . cute! That ornament looks really neat with the iris folding. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2 (again).

Beccy said...

You did a wonderful job on your iris folding Kitty... your bauble looks fabulous. I love that you've created it out of recycled wrapping paper from last years Christmas presents. Our paper gets torn to shreds as the kids rip through... there's not much left for crafting!

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

What a lovely card thank you for joining us at A Crafty Mess Challenge Sue DT xx

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

julie1 said...

another beautiful card, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again, and good luck xx

Bev said...

I love the iris folding ~ very effective. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'recycle' challenge over at Polkadoodles.

jimlynn said...

Outstanding and so creative!! I do love that little kitty and the sentiment is so fitting. The iris fold.......WOW! Super impressed! I've never tried something like that before. It's beautiful.

Dangina Martinez said...

What an awesome idea! Love it! Thank You so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
Hugs xx, Dangina

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful iris fold card, Miss Kitty! Love your design, and pretty use of folded papers! The furry sentiment is delightful! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win great prizes and badges! We hope to see you come back in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful iris ornament! the papers are fabulous in the ornament. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog!

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet! such a cute cat and love the tag with little kitty! The Iris Folded Bauble looks awesome… love the papers that you've used… great that they are recycled too! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
Jenny x

very_inky_fingers said...

This is beautful!

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Great iris fold! Oh, I see the kitty! lol ;) Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Creations by Shirl said...

Love that fancy ornament.... Thanks for joining Creative Corner Challenge!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Love your iris folding! Pretty kitty!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Lady E said...

Beautiful Ornament! Gorgeous card :) Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges and Good Luck!

Gail said...

Great job on the Iris fold - I have not created like that in a long time -

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Great the Iris fold ornament! Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede. We hope you'll join us again soon!


Lydia said...

Beautiful work! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Loves Rubberstamps :)

Monica taylor said...

Such a fun card. Congrats on being the first follower!

Beccy said...

Fabulous card, thanks for sharing with Fab N Funky.

Hugs Beccy x

Jo Ann said...

What a great job on that ornament. Very pretty! We're delighted that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 12:2, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Have a blessed day.


mixamatoasties said...

Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

This turned out beautiful Kitty. I'm so pleased that the texture on the paper really shows up in the printing. Very cool iris folding. That is one thing I'd love to learn to do. Such a cute card overall. Thanks so much for sharing it with me. I'm off to add it to my gallery!


Aunty Sue said...

awesome card and lovely image, thanks for sharing your talent with us at Craft this week

Julie Odil said...

I've never tried iris folding. This turned out beautifully! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

Raechelle Bellus said...

I love all the fun and unique elements on this card! Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land!

Peanut said...

A beautiful project, Kitty. That bauble looks stunning. Thanks for playing along with PolkaDoodles’ Recycle It challenge. A new challenge has started. Come play with us!
Asha (DT)

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love how you have used the tags and the iris folding in the bauble is wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of December.
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