Phoenix Pop Up Card

 In Origamic Architecture
Phoenix Pop Up Card by Andrew Crawford

My latest OA-style pop up card project is this little phoenix.  After several experiments, I decided that a black background really helped to make the bird pop.  I came up with an interesting approach to make that happen.  The color is printed on a polyester sticker that goes on the stock, is cut, then weeded.  The result is pretty spectacular.

Another great discovery was that the pearlescent stock I used for the backing cards engraves to a metallic gold.  It’s better in person than in the photos.  My original plan had been to stamp and emboss but, the engraving is perfect and easy.

The finished cards are 3.5″ by 2.25″ and, fit perfectly in some metallic black mini envelopes I found.

I made a few dozen of them to share.

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Magnetic hardwood pop up card stands in maple, cherry and walnut.Phoenix Pop Up Card with bottlecap for scale