During my January clean-up of the studio, I found a template for the iris fold technique. I actually had the template saved on my computer and modified it to fit one of the Layering Squares dies. Here’s what I came up with:
Literally, this is not Iris Folding, because those strips of patterned paper were not folded lengthwise, as in the original technique. I find that folding makes the panel too bulky for a card front, so instead I simply used 1/2″ strips. The effect is similar.
This is a technique that seems complicated until you see it done. It’s actually easy and quick! Here is the original SplitCoastStampers tutorial. The one rule to remember: do not adhere anything to the template.
I have uploaded the re-sized template here. Print it out on plain copier paper — you’ll get four templates on one sheet. You really only need one template; it will last forever (see the one rule, above).
Note that on the camp card above, the entire white panel is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals, as is the little heart in the center of the square.
Wondering what to do with all those DSP scraps? This is the card for you!