Friday, March 6, 2009

Folding Techniques

What fun we had last night, folding to our hearts content. I held a 'Folding Techniques' workshop last night, and it was great. I demonstrated an iris fold, a dahlia fold & an origami box.

You can visit this web site for a multitude of iris fold templates. It is such a pretty technique and all of the girls were really surprised at how easy it actually was to do. Here is the card we made:
And this was the wee little box, so sweet:
And I thought it might be nice if I shared how to do the dahlia fold. You simply take a circle of double sided paper and fold a little piece in on each side as shown in the photo hereThen turn it over, and fold back into the centre, like this:
Repeat the above step, and viola, you have created a sweet little Dahlia petal. Repeat this 8 times, and then glue each petal onto a circular piece of card stock and you will achieve a beautiful Dahlia in full bloom, like this:
So simple, and so pretty! Thanks for the great night last night ladies, I had so much fun :)

6 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

Ooooooh I want to come and play at your house!!!! Just gorgeous projects Leonie - will be trying out that Dahlia fold for sure - one question - what size are your circles????

Philippa said...

I had a great time last night lovey. It's good to learn new techniques. Thanks again.

Cath said...

how cool, these look great. love the embrace life card. You are soo creative! Love it!

Kristy said...

OOh how clever and gorgeous Leonie!

Debbie M said...

I too love these folds ie: iris, tea bag etc. and they really are so easy! I also find people are so amazed at how easy they are and they are such fun to do.
And yours are absolutely beautiful!

Debbie M

Kellie said...

Ooooo Uhhhhh they are all gorgeous! I esp love the cute widdle box, may have to case that one off you ;)
Kellie xx