Monday, June 02, 2014

Origami USA Artist Trading Cards 2014

Liner notes for origami convention artist trading cards swap

I fell in love with this sunflower model at a weekly origami meeting. In subsequent meetings, I kept folding them with different types of paper. The possibilities were endless. The colorful index cards were left over from studying for an exam. The background piece of paper is a random shape cut from a square or hexagon. The card can also be used as a mini-note book, mini-guest book, or a simple display stand! Fill it with a witty quote or a favorite convention memory! 

The model

Kazuo Kobayashi sunflower from Origami Flowers. Or read my friend Linda's book review on OUSA)


Some of the features below show up in my "draft notes and pics" but are not actually used.

  • Funky color combo (used)
  • Spirograph as background (not used)
  • Magazine centers (some used)
  • Poems/quotes inside card (not used)
  • Potential pop up card (not used)
  • Maps as backgrounds (not used, pictured below)

The prototype 

White part is cut from hexagon memo paper. 

The paper

Memo cube, duo foil, single side and duo sided patterned kami, magazine pattern cutout, etc

The card

Colored index card folded in half. Can be used to take notes and also used as a stand. 

These are a few of my favorite cards

(Picked and photographed the night after finishing cards)

(Picked and photographed the night after finishing labels) strangely enough I had only two repeats: the orange/red foil and the cheetah print with arc.

Fun facts

  • Patterns include strawberry and cheetah print!
  • Not all sunflowers had center piece (duo foil looked better without). This model is a two piece model. 
  • White cut out pieces were unplanned. Random cut and shape and twists. All cutting, gluing, and positioning on cards were done in one night. 

Link to countdown pics (or separate blog) - placeholder

1 comment:

Gail said...

These are very cool!