We're going to create a different layout using a technique called "Iris Folding". Iris folding is a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of colored paper in such a way to form a spiraling design. This technique can be used as the front of a greeting card, as a scrapbook embellishment or on numerous other paper crafting projects.
Iris folding always begins with a pattern, but I didn't use it.
First off, we'll draw a Christmas tree on the base of the layout. I used a 12 x 12 white cardstock but you can use a patterned paper. Using a cutter we'll cut out the tree from the base of the layout.
Now we are going to prepare our strips of paper. I used the 6 x 6 paper pad from the collection and I picked my favorite papers. Next, I cut 1 x 6 inches strips of each design and folded in half all the strips of paper.
It's the moment to create the Christmas tree. Remember, you always work from the back of your project when doing Iris folding. Apply the strips of paper adding adhesive as needed to secure the pieces. There is video tutorials and patterns about this technique in internet. It's very easy and funny!
I chose a black and white photo because the layout is very colorful. I framed the photo using the chipboard frames from the collection.
To finish I added a lot of splatters.
I have a lot of fun creating this layout. I hope you liked it and it inspires you! Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!
See you next time!