|The one on the left here is done using Iris Folding. I took the cutout piece, running it through a bricks embossing folder to make the centre piece house for the 2nd card.|
Links to Free Templates.
Iris folding, is a really easy, yet very impressive looking technique. The website is no-longer active, but The Circle of Crafters have kindly left all their free iris folding templates up and available for us. You can find the house shaped template here.
|Iris Folded House Card - Click for Free Template|
If you have a cutting machine, you could pick up this gorgeous free cutting file from Bird's Cards.
|Free cutting file @ Bird's Cards.|
I found some pop-up card templates too, for making the inside of your cards stand out.
Make Popup Cards have a number of free templates, including this simple house. There's even a video tutorial. To get the free template for the simple house you need to sign up to their free newsletter.
|Simple House pop-up card. Need to sign up to their newsletter for the free template.|
Popupology have something a little more detailed, again with a video tutorial.
|Popupology Free Pop-up House Template.|
For my final piece of inspiration, I've found this lovely door card by Lynn Pratt. She has shared a free template in her fabulous blog post.
|Double door card with free template.|
Happy card making everyone, and be blessed, from Angela.