Monday, December 07, 2009

More pop-ups

The pop-up cards have been very popular with the seniors that I work with, so we're doing another pop-up tomorrow. And naturally I waited until today to make a model. So this was my model...not as 'gardeny' as I really would like, almost looks more like a fish tank. Maybe that's what I should have them make tomorrow, a fish tank. The individual flowers are attached to a cut and folded base so that they open up when you open the cards.

This came out of a book model that I made years ago but never developed fully. There's way too much tension and the pages do not open fully, neither will they stay open. Here I'm holding it open with my feet while I take a photo. The card above has a similar problem, but maybe because there aren't quite as many flowers pulling the pages closed, it's not quite as bad.

Here it is again, but not fully opened:

"Someday, I'm going to be a REAL book," says the model.


helen said...

these are very fanciful and remind me of spring apply blossoms and red flowers..I can see why 'seniors' like them!

Michael5000 said...

Would those be your toes?

fingerstothebone said...

M5K - I certainly hope so!