50 years ago today, humans first set foot on the moon. I made this origamic architecture / kirigami style pop up card of their landing craft as a tribute to that great achievement.
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.
Another of the “twist” style origamic architecture pop up card. This one is inspired by Lucy Bellwood’s character from her 100 Demon Dialogues comic collection. It’s great and, you should check it out.