I finally found some time last night to play around with those sketch challenges Courtney has going on her blog. There are four sketches and up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate for Practicing Creativity Designs (PCD). Wouldn't that be handy? I'd be able to add the last three stamp releases to my collection....and buy some May Arts ribbon as well.
Anyhow with this box sketch I was inspired to give Iris folding a try. It's not very hard once you figure out a couple of tricks like the fact that you might need wider strips to start the pattern (at least if it's a larger pattern). Also if it's thicker pattern paper you're using then you can't do as many layers as you might want to. I'm proud of this card not only because I tried something different but because I managed to incorporate three different papers from three different manufacturers and I think it turned out wonderfully.
I have no idea why I came up with something for Saint Patrick's day but I came across my PTI Luck of the Irish set which I hadn't used yet and I was feeling pretty LUCKY. Of course because this was a PCD challenge I had to incorporate one of Courtney's sets. I used the For the Love of Dots to frame my art work. There's always room for a little PCD =)
Paper: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Early Bird dp (Cosmo), Nook & Pantry dp (BG), Kaisercraft dp
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: cutting blade, iris folding pattern, foam tape, 1 1/4" circle punch
Stamps: Luck of the Irish (PTI), For the Love of Dots (PCD)