Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Iris Folding Maple Leaf

Hello Readers,

For today I am going to playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch. At first I saw this sketch I immediately thought of Iris Folding and since it is Fall a maple leaf would make for a perfect iris folding design. So without further ado, here is my card; enjoy!

Iris folding is an oldie but a goodie.
This sketch screamed iris folding to me. I used color to CASE the sketch.
The colors of autumn pop against the crisp
white background. The embellishment is simply a twine bow
with a sentiment tag.
Left/Above: A detail showing the sentiment tag. I really like the
acorn with the design connecting the season. Right/Below:
Showing a detail view of the iris folding technique.

Challenges Entered:
CAS(E) this Sketch: CTS #191

When I was a little girl raking the leaves meant one thing; play! Jumping in and hearing the crisp leaves crunch beneath your boots was the best!! Until you become an adult...Yuk! Raking leaves now has become a chore. Something you do every Fall. And instead of crunching underneath your feet you are now crunching them into a bag for disposal. That is until I had children. They reintroduced me to the love of fallen leaves. The joy in their faces and the pure fun they have sends me back to my time with the leaves. Life's full circle moments are jarring at times but this time, it was pure bliss.

Well thank you so much for dropping by (pun intended).  I really enjoyed this project and I hope you did too. So until next time, take care, and happy stamping everyone!!

All the best,


Monika Reeck said...

I see your mail
many thanks sweet friend
now my turn to comment :)
this is adorable
I knew this technique
but never try hehe ;)
The colors is really fall colors
great made Shawna
I love your Iris Folding card my friend
Monika (waiting for you in my Blog :))

I Card Everyone said...

Shawna I LOve Iris Folding, and your gorgeous Maple leave! I also share your passion for jumping into mountains of leaves - we used to jump from our Dad's step ladder! Thanks so much for playing along!
=] Michele

Hannelie said...

I did a lot of iris folding in the beginning days of card making and it still is such a beautiful technique!
Your card is LOVELY!
Thanks for joining us at Case This Sketch!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Gwendolyn said...

Thats an amazing card Shawna! Never heard of Iris folding but i looked it up and i'm going to give it a try now.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning and so amazing. You are so clever and so creative x

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Great card, Shawna! Congrats on your win at CTS ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

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