I think I’d only done Teabag Folding once before starting to use CUP sheets and Iris folding only a couple of times, and those times the aperture had been pre-die-cut out ready.
The biggest problem with Iris Folding is getting the aperture cut out neatly, especially for the more intricate shapes, when you have problems with your hands – so I feel some experimentation with my Craft Robo coming along.
Here are some Iris Folding I’ve done using designs available from CUP:
All of these five were designed by Margaret Jones
- Penguin Iris Folding Pattern (Quite a simple one to cut out and build up the image from paper strips.)
- Dove Iris Folding Pattern (Probably the most difficult one to cut out because of the feather shapes on the wings.)
- Strutting Horse Iris Folding Pattern (Some delicate cutting required around the horse’s legs and hooves on this one.)
- Duck Iris Folding Pattern (The most fiddly bit to cut was around the feet, the rest was quite easy.)
- Butterfly Iris Folding Pattern (Nothing too complicated to cut out on this design.)
- Diamond Cross by Silvia Griffin (Again, nothing too intricate to cut out to make the apertures for this design.)
I’ve not used Teabag folding on many cards yet. I need to experiment more with different folds and make some more I think, as I like the effect you get with this technique. Here are examples of what I’ve done so far: