Thursday, 4 August 2016

A new card technique for me.....Iris Folding!

Today I thought I'd share a card I made last week whilst away on holiday at 
Potters Resort, Hopton on Sea. 

We had a great five day family break there, with my sister, two nephews, 
their wives, and their four children.

There are plenty of leisure activities, swimming, sports and clubs to take part in
 for all ages, as well as it's very close to the beach which we went along to for
 two of the mornings.
 My sister (who is also a card maker) and I decided to go along to a
card making class, neither of us really knew what to expect, especially
 as it was free of charge.

We were both pleasantly surprised to find we were making an Iris fold card, as 
this was a new technique to try for both of us.
After having a demonstration from the tutor, we chose the card shape we 
wanted to make from about 20 different designs, the coloured papers 
we wanted to use, and we set off making the card.

We studied the card pattern, decided which coloured papers we wanted where, 
then we started folding and sticking!

Here is the card I made, which still needs a sentiment to be added, but I have to say 
I'm really pleased with it for a first attempt, I may even have another try one day!

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


  1. I was near there on the beach on Tuesday. What a great thing to try at a free class. Fab card

    1. I did comment on your FB post. That would have been funny if you had been there last week, we may have seen one another!

  2. What marvelous paper folding, Janice! I so admire these types of cards, using fun techniques and pretty papers! Lovely! hugs, de

  3. I love iris folding Janice, and it's making a bit of a comeback. Lovely card!


    Di xx

  4. A fabulous card Janice, brilliant iris folding.

  5. How wonderful to be able to craft (for free added bonus) on holiday Janice! Love your iris folded project - hope to see more. Shabneez xxx

  6. Fabulous card design Janice, love the colours used, have`nt done iris folding for years.
    Pam x

  7. Sounds like you had a fun getaway and learned a new card making technique....isn't it fun? Haven't done that in ages! LOVE what you created! Cheers! :)

  8. That sounds like a wonderful family holiday! How fab to find a craft activity while you were there and be able to learn a new technique. The end result is gorgeous...I love the colours you chose and of course, the martini glass shape is just fabulous!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  9. How fun you were able to take the class with your sister and you did a fantastic job on your first attempt!!

  10. Hi Janice
    Stunning card... I did this technique years ago.. Will have to try again
    Hugs zsylvie x

  11. This is is really lovely card Janice and how nice that you were able to have a free class with your sister. I love iris folding. It's the thing that got me hooked on cardmaking in the beginning. Glad to see it making a comeback. It sounds as if you all enjoyed a lovely holiday together. Barbxxx

  12. Really love this card. I haven't done any iris folding for a long time - but this brilliant. What a great workshop, especially as a freebie. xx


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