Iris Folded Snow Globe!
It's been awhile since I've done any iris folding. Not sure why since it is one of my all-time paper crafting techniques!
I did a quick search on Pinterest, and found a really fun snow globe pattern from iris-folding.com
The pattern can be found here.
It is basically a circle pattern so it is super simple.
(For more Iris Folding ideas and a video how to tutorial, please visit my Iris Folding Page.)
I first embossed my Mint Macaron card front using my Big Shot and Gently Falling Embossing Folder. I then punched out the circle using my 2 1/2" circle punch.
I laid the card front over the pattern I printed out from Iris-Folding.com (remember, place the front side down-you'll be working from the back), and started laying out my designer paper (Blooms and Bliss cut into 1/2" strips).
The "iris" is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper with Island Indigo ink sponged on to make a custom color to match the colors in the designer paper and the snow globe.
(Creating your custom color glimmer paper is easy-see instruction here).
The trees are pieces found in the November Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin Kit. In the kit, they are white so I simply stamped the coordinating image from the stamp set using Mint Macaron ink. They are popped up using Dimensionals.
The ring around the snow globe was cut out of Island Indigo card stock using my Big Shot and 2 layers of circle framelits.
I didn't care for the base of the snow globe in the pattern, so I cut a triangle free hand out of Island Indigo card stock.
Since I'm pretty much done with Christmas cards, I wanted this to be a winter wishes, Happy New Year or even a thank you card.
I searched through my stamps and found this small "hello" and scribble that I knew would work with my 7/8" and 1 1/4" scallop circle punches. Layering the 2 punches would fit perfectly on the front of the snow globe.
To complete the card, I added a few rhinestones for bling and mounted it to a Whisper White card base.
This Iris Folded Snow Globe was a great way to revisit one of my favorite paper crafting techniques!
Stamp Sets: Pennant Parade and Kindness Matters (both retired), Wonderful Winterland
Ink: Island Indigo, Mint Macaron
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Circles Framelits, 2 1/2" circle, 7/8" scallop circle and 1 1/4" scallop circle punches, Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin Kit, sponge, Dimensionals, rhinestones