Father’s Day Origami Card…


This is one of the Father’s Day cards we made at the workshop along with the pen and pad tin, pencil cup holder and one other shirt and tie card. See the directions for the tin and cup holder on my blog. I found directions for the origami card and redrew the illustrations and added labels. I also added to my shirt a slit going down the center of the shirt with button brads. I think it looks pretty realistic for folded paper!

Stamp Set:        All Year Cheer (retired)

Ink:                      Versa Mark

Paper:                 Sahara Sand Card Stock ( 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ ) scored at 4-1/4″
                                Pacific Point Card Stock (5″ x 3-3/4″) plus a scrap piece
                                Porcelain Prints (4″ x 6″) for shirt and (2-3/4 x 3-1/2″) and (2″ x 3-1/2″)

Accessories:    3 button brads, Bone Folder, Wide Oval Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 
                                3-1/2″ piece of Pacific Point Striped Ribbon, Green Galre Brad

I first stamped “Happy Father’s Day” in Versa Mark onto the Pacific Point Card Stock scrap, covered it in White Embossing Powder, Heat it with a Heat Tool and punched it out using the Wide Oval Punch. Then I layered the Porcelain Print DSP (2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″) and (2″ x 3-1/2″) pieces onto the (5″ x 3-3/4″)  Pacific Point Card  Stock with Snail Adhesive.  I then wrapped the Pacific Point Striped Ribbon as shown, adhered the “Happy Father’s Day” and added a Green Galore Brad.  I layered the Pacific Point Card Stock with all on it to the Sahara Sand Card Stock. I made my origami shirt and using Snail Adhesive I placed it on the card.

Simply follow the above steps and when you do the last step which is to bring the bottom of the paper up to fit under the collar untuck it and cut down the middle/front of the shirt to the fold and fold the two to corners out to form another collar. (See card sample) Add button brads going down the cut line and then tuck it under the top collar. I started with a 4″ x 6″ piece of DSP. Practice on a piece of copy paper first. Doing it large first helps to understand the origami folds and using a Bone Folder helps tremendously.

Origami (折り紙 origami?) (from oru meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”) is the traditional Japanese art of paper foldingThe goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.


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