This is Iris Folding in it's simplest form, but still very beautiful.
I used a 14cm square Kraft cardstock base and a Very Vanilla insert with a few strips of Bella Bleu designer paper as embellishment. The hole for the Iris Folding was created with a Nestability and a larger sized frame in Bordering Blue was also die cut. Working from the inside of the card, I lay the apperture at an angle over my gridpaper and followed the 1cm increments with strips of Bella Bleu designer paper, sticking them down with Snail adhesive as I went along. To cover the back I cut out a 13.5cm Kraft square and stuck it down with Sticky Strip. I wrapped a piece of Kraft taffeta ribbon around the Bordering Blue frame, tied a knot and glued a flat-backed pearl from the Pretties Kit over the middle. After stamping the sentiments, from Tiny Tags stamp set, and punching them out with the Tag punch, I tied them to the ribbon with a piece of Linen Thread. I punched out a butterfly and then stamped the vine pattern from Tiny Tags in Bordering Blue. To make the body and antennae of the butterfly, I simply wrapped some Linen Thread around it and left a couple of threads.
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Stamps: Tiny Tags (Mini)
Paper: Bella Bleu DSP
Card: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Bordering Blue
Butterfly Punch, Tiny Tags Punch (Mini)
Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Linen Thread