Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Roses September Challenge Iris Fold



It's already the last Sunday of the month in Australia and Sue has posted her card for the Roses challenge so here's mine too!

Kym set the challenge for the Roses this month -- to do a card with an Iris Fold. I had never done one of these and had a lot of fun trying a new technique. There are lots of free patterns on the internet -- I started off very simply but was very pleased with the results. Even for just a simple triangle, it really has a lot of "wow" factor!

Decided to try my hand at another one -- it is not technically an Iris Fold because it doesn't have the iris in the center and the papers aren't folded; they are just a single layer, but I still like the effect that was achieved. Here it is....


Just love that strand of Christmas lights!!!! A couple of days ago Kym posted a Halloween cat and was kind enough to send me the pattern. My poor little plain card is nothing like hers, but again, I do like the impact of this technique.


Check out the other Roses. Their links are on my sidebar.
Betty


9 comments:

Sue W said...

Wow Betty!!!! Fabulous cards all three! These are adictive aren't they!!!! I love the Christmas lights!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is one I've never done either. You did a terrific job. I love all three. That cat is just the cutest.

Payne Holler Cards said...

These are so cool looking! They look like hard to do...love those lights! And that cat is so different....thinking I will try to case your first one (-:

Olga said...

You aced this one for sure........I'm sorry, I didn't play this month.

Kym Weber said...

These are absolutely awesome, Betty! You definitely have done a spectacular job! My favorite is the lights also! Love the pattern papers you chose! You rock girlfriend!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sorry I didn't get a chance to join in, but these are just fantastic! You sure did learn this technique!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Betty Rose! These are amazing! Really love how your cat turned out!

Jennie said...

Fab designs Betty and LOVE the iris fold!!!

Cheri said...

Betty, they are all FABULOUS!!! I haven't done any iris folding in a long time....you've inspired me.