Zelda Pop Up Card: Heart Container (Kirigami 3D) Valentine's Day Greetings How To!




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It's a pop-up card that will save your life for Valentine's Day! If you don't think that's going to fly, then you probably want a more traditional card.

Here is a link to the FREE Card Template (Check this link): http://quidprosno.deviantart.com/art/Zelda-Pop-Up-Valentine-Printable-283988934

For those of you scratching your heads, it's a combination of the guy in the cave who says this message and the heart container that gives you precious extra life.

More about kirigami:

Kirigami (切り紙?) is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper (from Japanese "kiru" = to cut, "kami" = paper). It is also called "Kirie" (切り絵). From "Kiru"= to cut, "e"= picture.

Typically, kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then cut; cuts are then opened and flattened to make the finished kirigami. Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes, pentagrams, or orchid blossoms.

A difference between kirigami and the art of "pop-up" is that kirigami is made out of a single piece of paper that has been cut into a design. Pop ups can be made of several pieces glued together.

Mon-Kiri is the Japanese art of paper cutting.

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12 Discussions


3 years ago

Can I still get the free card template? Cause i dont know how to do it

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Reply 3 years ago

Hey Amelie, sorry for the late reply. I have fixed the link so you should be able to access the template now. Thanks for letting me know. Here is the link: http://quidprosno.deviantart.com/art/Zelda-Pop-Up-Valentine-Printable-283988934


5 years ago

This so so awesome! Especially considering I'm a huge Zelda fan, voted!

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lol yup, I have uploaded the rose card tutorial. You can find it in my published instructables page. If it's not realistic enough you can go for the origami approach. I have some tutorials for that as well.