Monday, April 19, 2010

Origami on the Edge - JAI13

This week the team at Just Add Ink have tempted us with a colour challenge - Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip!  Yum!  To play along & see the DT's delicious creations visit here.

Here is my creation this week:-

I wanted to make a slightly "technical" card for my son, who is studying to become an engineer.  When he opened the card, he dryly informed me "that it was folded paper, so it wasn't paper engineering, it was ORIGAMI!"

Anyway, this is how the card looked before it was folded & the kiwi & chocolate DSP panels were added:-

The finished card is 4 x 6 inches (cardstock measures 4" x 11").  The first fold is at 1", the second is at 2", the third is at 4.1/2" & the final fold is at 7".  The letters were stamped BEFORE any folds were made (I had ruled in a light pencil line as a guide to stamp the letters).  I simply cut around the right hand side of the letters with a scalpel & also trimmed around some of the letters on their left hand side.  Then the card was folded.  (Only fold above & below the letters, so the letters sit flat "out on the edge".)

I removed the pins from a brad & adhered it to the full stop with a dimensional dot.

This is how the card looks from above (from behind), so you can see how the letters on the edge work:-

By the way, I told my dear son that next year he was getting one of these, which actually is origami!  :)

Remember playing with these as kids, writing numbers on the panels & a "fortune" under each flap?

Card Components
Cardstock:  Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
DSP:  Windsor Knot, Kiwi Kiss Patterns 
Stamps:  Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Inks:  Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron (sorry, didn't have Banana)
Other:  Copper Brads, Dimensional Adhesive


Scrapin Mel said...

Awesome designed card....hope your son likes it

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Very clever and creative whether it be origami or paper engineering!

Anonymous said...

What an interesting card! Ilove how you cut out part of the letters on the folds, This is super, and very different. TFS how you amde this card. Cheers Donna Zammit

Anonymous said...

Wow, love your card Helen and the tutorial with it. Very clever xx ps I am yet to meet a man who appreciated a handmade card :-) but we still make them 'cause we love 'em

Amanda said...

This is so gorgeous! What an effective card and I love your tutorial too. Yes, I remember those name & number things. I always seemed to get the flap that said "you smell"... hmm...

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is fantastic Helen. Cheeky boy! It's very well engineered!! Love the colours...oh ...and the chatterbox lol!
hugs :)

Danielle Daws said...

Ah yes, my husband's an engineer. He's only ever impressed if I make something and he can't figure out how I've done it! I think your card is absolutely gorgeous. :-)