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Paint Chip Iris Folded Kiss

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I decided to combine 2 of my favorite crafting techniques, Paint Chips and Iris Folding, to create this fun Kisses card just in time for Valentine's Day.

To see more Iris Folded samples, patterns, and a video how to tutorial, please visit my Iris Folding Page HERE

To see more Paint Chip samples, please visit my Paint Chip Page HERE

On a recent trip to our local home improvement store, I stopped in the paint department and picked up a few paint chip samples. 

Here was the paint chip inspiration for my Kisses card!


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To start, I traced around the "kisses" pattern onto my Whisper White card front using a pencil, then cut it out using a pair of scissors. 

I then embossed my Whisper White card front using the Big Shot and Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  This folder embosses sweet falling hearts, perfect for a Valentine's, anniversary, or love card.

I  cut the last three colors of the paint chip into 1/4" to 1/2" wide strips, working around the name of the paint color on the bottom of each section and then began following the "kisses" iris folding pattern after securing the card front over the pattern using masking tape. 

Remember, work from the back!

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The center or "iris" is a piece of silver glimmer paper that I colored with a black Sharpie pen.  It becomes more gray, complete with sparkle.



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After I had completed the Iris Folding, I secured a scrap piece of card stock on the back of the iris folding just to cover and help secure the strips.  Then, I matted it to a piece of Island Indigo card stock.  I stamped my "Friend" greeting from the stamp set Bloomin' Love onto my Smokey Slate card base (love how it matches the color on the paint chip) and then attached the iris folded kiss using Dimensionals to pop it up.

To complete the card, I cut a portion of the banner from a Hershey Kiss and slipped it underneath the iris fold at the top using a small amount of SNAIL Adhesive.

Paint Chip Iris Fold Kiss!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bloomin' Love

Ink: Island Indigo

Paper: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Island Indigo, silver glimmer

Accessories: paint chip, Big Shot, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Sharpie pen, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

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