Iris Folding Apple
Iris folding looks complicated, but is simpler that you think. It may not be right for the youngest crafter, but can be learned by pre teens and teenagers. Try this apple for a delicious fall card for a birthday or any occasion. This is also a great card to make for Rosh Hashana.
A piece of cardstock that is larger than the pattern
Different papers, each about 6 inches X 6 inches
Scissors or craft knife and cutting board
Removable tape(masking tape or blue painter's tape)
Start folding your strips of paper in half, lengthwise. Decide which will be pattern/color A, which will be B, and which will be C. Place them in separate piles.
When taping down your pieces, make sure the tape only touches the card stock or your strips of paper. Do not tape anything to the apple pattern or your working surface(I used a plain white piece of paper). This is very important because later you will be removing the blue painter's tape(or masking tape) and lifting your finished designed from the pattern. You don't want to have it taped down to the white paper or pattern and you also don't want the tape to show on your finished design. New strips can either be taped to the card stock or to the previous strip.
Continue by adding your strips of paper according to the pattern guide, #8 will be pattern/color A, #9 will be pattern/color B, #10 will be pattern/color C and so on. Continue until you reach the center of the heart.
Next, the fun part! Remove the blue painter's tape, or masking tape, turn the piece of cardstock over and view your design!
Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.
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