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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

for my secret pal

i'm in this secret pal card swap hosted by local stamp place, crackerbox palace. every week for the next several weeks, i'm to anonymously send a stamped card to my "secret pal"...& @ the end of the swap, which is nov. 5, we get to reveal ourselves to our designated secret pal...sort of like "secret santa", but with a twist. of the cards we make, two of them are "challenges"...for this time around, one of the challenge is using the technique known as "iris folding". i've heard of it before, even seen it, but really not thrilled about doing this technique. i consulted my friend elsa, who is a whiz at this, & she was kind enough to teach me how to do it...here is my effort>>> i found doing this technique rather tedious>>>all that searching for the right papers (here i've used strips of magazine ads from elsa's stash), cutting, folding, turning, keeping track of the pattern, etc., etc...while i am grateful to elsa's patient assistance in teaching me this, iris folding doesn't do anything for me, hate to say...i know elsa is a huge fan of this technique, but i (& she knows this) can live without it. i gave it a whirl, though i'm glad that this "challenge" is over & done with! the next challenge card is to basically start a card & then mail it unfinished to my secret pal & from there she will finish it off. now that's something i can handle! Posted by Picasa

3 Comments:

  • At 9/20/2006 08:01:00 AM, Blogger Nancy Baumiller said…

    You did a marvelous job! I am not fond of cards and paper folding...or maybe its the lack of knowledge...eh maybe one day

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:23:00 AM, Anonymous looney said…

    such beauty!!!!!!!! even though it was such tedious work, you came up with an amazing design and it looks so effortless...love the heart design and your simply stated phrase...xoxo looney

     
  • At 9/20/2006 10:22:00 AM, Blogger melba said…

    That does look time consuming, but you did a Great job!

     

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