Basic Instructions for Forming the Magic Iris
1.Cut 3 rings, 3 stabilizing strips (with the curved ends), 1 rounded tab piece (the arm), 1 rounded tab with the arrow, and 3 blades (sausage shaped pieces). There should be 11 pieces in all.
2.Save one of the small circle pieces from inside the ring for later (or cut a circle from white card stock).
3.Place the slot cutter (whirlygig) inside one of the rings, tape to hold in place, and die cut the three slots. You will also see three stitched markers in the ring.
4.Take one of the blades and slip its tab into one of the slots, making sure the blade aligns along the ring. Do the same to the other two.
5.Each blade has a small x on it. Place a small glue dot over each one.
6.Carefully place another ring atop the blades. Be mindful that the blades stay aligned to the bottom ring. The mini glue dots will hold the top ring in place.
7.Turn the rings over and place tape runner in a straight line from the three stitched markers down to the rim of the circle.
8.Take the three stabilizers and attach them to the back of the ring, aligning them with the arc of the circle.
9.Turn rings over. Attach the rounded arrow tab to the rounded end of the arm.
10.Without turning the ring over, attach the arm to the ring near one of the stabilizing strips. Be sure that the curved edges of the ring and the arm match up and it and the stabilizer forms a small inverted V shape.
11.Place another ring atop the of the Magic Iris. Add adhesive to the three stabilizing strips and fold them over the iris. Do not adhere them tightly because the blades need to move. The strips should not reach the stitching of the inner ring.
12.Check to make sure the iris opens and closes smoothly.
13.Turn the iris over and fold back the blade tabs. Now you are ready to decorate your Magic Iris.
Get Whale Soon Card
1.Make a Magic Iris.
2.Die cut another ring and stencil clouds onto it and adhere to Magic Iris.
3.Stencil clouds onto a 4.25x5.5 inch panel.
4.Using inner circle from one of the iris rings, color a sea about one third up.
5.Adhere panel to A2 card base.
6.Using strong adhesive on the stabilizers, attach Magic Iris to the panel, making sure the arm in the closed position doesn’t protrude beyond the panel.
7.Open the iris and glue in the circle with the sea on it.
8.Cut three waves using Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Border dies.
10.Adhere the waves together.
11. Color one of the circle dies from an iris ring to make the sea.
12.Stamp, cut, and color the sick and well whale from Lawn Fawn’s Before ’n Afters stamp set.
13.Adhere the sick whale to a wave and the well whale inside the Magic Iris.
14.Add fish elements and clouds to the card for interest.
Flower Magic Iris Card
1.Make a Magic Iris.
2.Cut out and adhere the Magic Iris Scalloped Add On.
3.Emboss a 4.25x5.5” panel with a Happy Birthday greeting.
4.Attach the panel to an A2 card base.
5.Attach the Magic Iris to the panel using strong adhesive on the stabilizers.
6.Color the blades of the iris to represent the center of a flower (Copic markers YR 16 and dots of color using various brown shades).
7.Using one of the circles from a ring of the iris, stamp It’s Your Day from Concord & 9th’s Hello Sunshine Turnabout stamp set.
8.Stamp, cut, and adhere Happy Birthday from Lawn Fawn’s Wavy Sayings.
9.Attach leaves around the outside of the scallop.
10.Adhere clear droplets to represent dew.