Sunday, April 13, 2014

Snippets on a Sunday

It feels like it has been a long time since I've been out to play at the snippets playground.  It is a great place to go for inspiration for using up those bits and pieces of cardstock and paper we all have lying around.
I made this iris folded apple using up scrap designer paper. My advice on copying this idea is don't do it!  It turns out that about halfway through the design you start to sweat that you may not have enough scraps left to finish.  So don't do it unless you are sure that you have enough to finish because taking these things apart is no fun.  I also used snippets for the fancy corner piece, the stem, and the leaf.

The Fine Print: Apple die by MFT, fancy corner by Provo Craft.  I saw someone use a fancy corner die the other day, decided I needed one, and then remembered that I had this one!  Also, the secret to getting the layer with the folding on it to stay as flat as possible is to coat the back of it with carpet tape.  That stuff won't keep a carpet in place but it will ensure that layer of paper won't pop up.

16 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous snippets card...what a great use of your scraps!

Irish Cherokee said...

Terrific card. My dw loves this technique QJ. (QUEEN Judy) beautiful way to use up the scraps.

Irene said...

Wonderful snippet card Judy, love the apple colours, and a brilliant use of snippets.
luv
irene
xxxx

vic said...

Wow Judy love the folded apple :) I could never do that I'm so impressed :) it looks fab!!

Vic x

Jessi Fogan said...

Ain't that the truth about carpet tape! Awesome tip though. And your iris folding is STUNNING! I haven't done that in forever, mostly because I don't plan ahead well & end up running out of scraps :P

Karen Petitt said...

Fabulous use of snippets Judy and that apple is gorgeous! Karen x

Cherie said...

I'm so impressed! I love the iris folds but I'm scared to try it. I'm not sure I have the patience lol. I love the solid with the patterned papers.

Ileana A. said...

But It's Gorgeous!Now you have to explain how you did it! You can not leave us with this curiosity!
Ileanaxxx

Bonnie said...

This folding technique scares me! I can't fold any straighter than I can cut! Love this apple though!

Carol L said...

I just had a pattern out last week to do an iris folding card, but I've forgotten how to get started! LOL This is fantastic with that pretty apple!

Di said...

Now this is so clever Judy! A really unusual and stunning use of iris folding, I guess you know the centre of the apple looks like the core? Love it!

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Wahoo - get YOU with iris folded apple for the teacher in the Snippets Playground! SUPER! xxx

Dragon said...

Looks scrummy delicious, well done h

Greta said...

Oh wow--this came out great! I haven't done iris folding in ages & I really love the look! Thanks for the inspiration!

butterfly said...

Yeah, yeah... now that's just showing off! Cracking card!
Alison x

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous image and technique, stunning card.

Kath x