Wednesday, 27 April 2011

So I tried something new.........

I was browsing through a book with some iris folding, and suddenly thought 'I could do that with my Cricut'

So I cut a 11" x 5 1/2" rectangle from George, and using my gypsy, positioned a strawberry shape from Indie Art bang in the middle of what eventually became the front of the card. I used hide contour to hide the stalky bit and the seeds, and cut them out separately


I then cut 1 1/2" wide strips from 12" paper (three different patterns), and folded them in half lengthwise. I turned the card so that the back of the strawberry was facing me, and started to glue on the strips of paper at an angle. You always end up with a little hole in the centre, I just filled this in with a paper scrap


I added some black metal dots to the diecut seeds
I got carried away and decided to use the same technique on a teapot - from Pagoda. I worked it out a little bit wrong, and the teapot wasn't quite centred, but never one to miss a challenge, I designed the rest of the card around that. The border, and the scallop circle in the first card are from the Elegant Edges cartridge. The mulberry roses are Recollections from Michaels










Wendy asked if I would be getting up at 4 AM on Friday to watch the wedding - well of course I will, mind you, it will be a pyjama party. I have decided to forgive them for not inviting me, and will grace them with my presence via the box. Too bad really, I have a lovely hat I could have worn.







37 comments:

pinky said...

Thats a great idea and love the variety of papers you have used. Put your hat on with your pjs anyway lol.

Sabina said...

Hello,
thank you for showing, this is a great idea!
Sabina

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

TerryM said...

Very cute. Nice idea....

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards En, as always you make lemonade out of those lemons. The teapot looks like it was supposed to be cut there.
Holy cow...4:30 in the morning! I'll watch the rerun.
Have a great time with your coffee and PJ's at your bridal breakfast.
Hugs, Jessica

Kraftychick said...

I have tried iris folding before and I LOVE this technique - but, what a great idea to cut out the shape with the Cricut! You did an excellent job!! TFS! and sorry your invitation got lost but we wish your prince and princess a very happy life - what a beautiful couple!

jackie

Mandy said...

Both are wonderful Enfys! I am going to have to try this! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Your first try was successful...your cards are very nice! I'm so sorry you didn't get an invite but maybe you'll have another chance to wear your hat. You could still wear it for the day 'in honor' of the wedding...just sayin. ;)
Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

Very pretty this is the second card today that used this fold. I love it. I made on a while back and didn't show it. I love your strawberry.

Jennifer said...

Wonderful cards, Enfys! These are beautiful! I've done that technique before -- pre-Cricut -- and it is alot of fun. TFS!

~ Jen
www.gator-4-life.blogpost.com

Mary said...

Beautiful Enfys! Enjoy the wedding party. I have to work but will DVR it, lol. TFS, Mary M

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nati Tristan said...

That's a great idea! They both came out great! Thank you for sharing!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys clever idea to use the Cricut for Iris folding, love your cards by the way. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Donna said...

What a grand idea using the Cricut to cut out the design. I love Iris Folding!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Have a grand time watching the Royal Wedding!

Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

These are so cute!

Sue Painter said...

I tried this last Christmas with Cricut cuts of stockings and candles. It is a GREAT way to get patterns for iris folding. Yours are gorgeous!

Kristie Maynard said...

Those cards turned out so darn cute. What a great idea!
As for the wedding, well it's their loss that they didn't invite you. Think of the wonderful card you would have made for them.

nessy said...

such pretty cards ~love the new ideas ~ just perfect!
vanessa xx

Sally said...

Great cards! If you hadn't told us I would have thought the teapot was supposed to be cut there. I have done Iris folding before, but never thought to do it via the cricut. Of course I am not very good with mine. I plan to attend the wedding via the box too! Nothing like a good fairy tale wedding to start the day:)

Brenda said...

Please consider a video because i can't quite follow how you did the technique and I LOVE the projects.

Thanks.

kisatrtle said...

love the cards and I think you should wear the hat with your pajamas!

kath said...

will be waving at you from my sofa on Friday...and yes I am having a jammie day too...big hugs kath xxx

Treva said...

Great job, tfs your beautiful cards!

Deanne said...

What an amazing technique, I love new ideas!!
http://www.deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/
deanne

Debbie said...

They turned out great, Enfys. Love cards with a different look. We know it's their loss, that they didn't invite you. Be sure to get a good nap ;- )

A splash here and there said...

Great idea, Enfys! Love the texture they give the die cuts. I'll have to try this technique.

Sarah said...

I really like these cards! I have a blog award for you over on my blog. Please come check it out!

BettyBee said...

En, your Iris folding cards are just wonderful! It just happens that we are having an Iris Folding challenge at BettyBee's Buzz this week! I do hope you will pop over and share your beautiful designs with us!
http://bettybeesbuzz.blogspot.com/2011/04/honeybee-showcase-iris-folding-april-27.html
The wedding was lovely! I wore my hat to school on Friday!

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