The call came out for a project using recycled products. I decided to do a teapot, (which is one of my favorite patterns). The next step was to find recycled material to accomplish this. With everything in life, your projects always come out better using items you love. So, the gift wrap I had saved from holiday packages came to mind. The deep burgundy coloring, highlighted with gold would be fabulous!
I started by gluing the gold wrapping paper on a piece of cream card stock and then using the Zing I cut out the teapot pattern. I did the iris folding of the teapot with the burgundy paper. Iris folding started in the Netherlands, using the inside of envelopes to create the card. Starting with a cutout, a numbered iris pattern, and strips of paper, I began my design. (I will be posting another blog showing this procedure in the future, with a different design but same iris folding technique). The burgundy background was stamped with a doily stamp and then embossed. I layered the teapot onto the background, added a saying, the teabag, and the card was finished.
As with any artist, I fell in love with my teapot, whether it got published or not. Sent it off to Scrap & Stamp magazine and was very happy to hear that it was selected for their June issue.