And this is how the back of the card stock looked.
I think it turned out pretty good and I could easily layer that on a card base and it wouldn't be too heavy. So now I move on to the stamp set I want to do this technique with, Christmas Collage. I stamped the image, used the Extra Large Scallop punch to punch out the "25" because that is where I want to do the iris fold. I'm still not ready to use my Christmas DSP yet, so no problem I'll try it with Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke. The tutorial tells you to cut a 1 inch strip of DSP and then fold it in half, and I think that fold definitely adds something to the overall look of the Iris Fold. So, I stamp my image in Cherry Cobbler, and start layering my cardstock, (insert doh! and slap on the forehead here - don't try this at home). I got about halfway through and realized this isn't going to work out so great, but what the heck I was half way there so why stop now. This is how it looked.