Wednesday, April 27, 2011

HoneyBee Showcase - Iris Folding April 27

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to another HoneyBee Showcase Challenge!  We hope you enjoyed our tutorial Monday on how to do IRIS FOLDING!  We shared where to get four FREE geometric shapes, and today the HoneyBees are sharing their take on the theme... then it's YOUR TURN!!!
I promised that I would show you an Iris Folding card done with ribbon, and here it is!  I must admit, this is even easier than with paper strips, and that's really something, because the strips are easy, too!  Using monochromatic themes, especially white, is a favorite of mine for weddings, so this really worked!    
Here is an up close shot of the center, and you can see how pretty the layers of satin are, leaving a perfect triangle for the heart charm.  This is another FREE pattern from Cards and Crafts

Georgia Pacific Paper
Sizzix Argyle Large, Hello Friend Embossing Folder
Heart Coluzzle, and Swivel Knife
Love Heart Charm by Modern Romance (Michael's)
Oval Nestabilitie
Stampin'Up Stamp
Memento Ink
Patterned Ribbon from Stash
White Offray Ribbon

This is the card I showed in the tutorial on Monday, and if you missed it, click here, and you will learn all about how to do your own IRIS FOLDING, and you can play right along with us this week!!

Betty Bee

This is my card for showcasing Queen Honeybee Betty 's Iris folding technique. I used patterned papers from my stash. I love purples!!!
Then I tried it with 5 ribbons (one of those coordinated packs of ribbons from my stash)
and used the pattern that Queen Bee provided for us!
I like this one even better. More rotation and swirl!!!Thanks Betty for a great tutorial!
Hope you feel better soon Honeybee Wanda!
Hope you all link up with us at Betty Bee's Buzz and show us your Iris Folds!!!

Judy Ford


Iris folding is one of my favorite techniques. It is one of the first classes I ever taught at area stamping stores. I love to use metallic Asian-theme papers or wrapping paper. For this card I used both! Autumn colors are my favorite, and pears are one of my favorite fruits.

Betty provided a wonderful iris folding tutorial for us on Monday. I hope you will give it a try! I find iris folding very therapeutic, much like coloring.



What a fun challenge we had this week!!..I love doing Iris Folding and haven't done it in a long time.  This was a perfect reason for me to try a new template.  I found my pattern at Circle Of Crafters who has so many cute patterns to choose from.  The pattern I used is called Sunbonnet Sue.

Look who is late again......and because I am late I will be sharing 2 cards with you, I love Iris Folding and hope to see a lot of you jump in here and join us this week.......Betty's tutorial was fabulous and we sure have some beautiful inspiration here from the rest of the HoneyBees so what do you say lets out do ourselves with sharing this week.

I went for the sky with my cards I have this book that has been in my stash for years from Craft Special Iris Folding with envelopes except didn't use envelopes had papers from Design Originals that I used.

For the second one same book same papers but I added a little stitching for the ropes and faux stitching on the basket........hope you have enjoyed our post today.

Now it's YOUR TURN!  Get a pattern, pick out your favorite papers or ribbons, and give it a try!  Come back and show us what you made, and you could be the winner of 20 yards of OFFRAY RIBBON!!!  Post to the link below, or send us an email to the address above, and you are entered!  If you send a friend, and leave us a comment or send an email to tell us about it, we'll enter your name twice!!  We can't wait to visit your blogs <)))O< 

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June Houck said...

Very nice, ladies! I want to make some more :)

Rosemary said...

awesome job ladies!!..

Beth said...

Beautiful cards ladies, Roe I have the same pattern and almost made that one than June I saw a pear was going to do that but stuck with the kite and balloon......just goes to show how we all think a like in this hive.

Court said...

These are GORGEOUS! Lovely ladies!!!!

Judy Ford said...

wow love everyone's cards!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Amazing projects!

Myrna said...

Lovely cards ladies.
Definately something I want to do again. Iris folding was one of the first passions I had when I started cards.

Rosemary said...

Beth, you may be late, but never fail us with your talent!!!

Beth said...

Thanks Roe means a lot from such a talented lady as yourself.