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 :)


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 Petty said...

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

purple_cath said...

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

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ 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