Friday, August 31, 2012

Dragonfly Kusudama flower by Jamie

Files Used: Pop-Kut Dragonfly by Judy Stark BKD109

Materials: Cardstock

I absolutely LOVE the Pop Kuts available through Bosskut Die Cuts!! Another one of my favorite projects includes origami. Having wanted to find a way to incorporate the 2 together, I was finally able to work myself through using the tools available in Funtime to get the look I wanted.

 With the help from the video, Using the Edit Tools, I was able to edit the Pop Kut Dragonfly so that it would still be attached to the paper that I needed to fold for each of the petals of the Kusudama flower. First I started by creating a border around the Pop Kut dragonfly. Then I created a square and placed the dragonfly at a corner. Using the scissors in the edit tools, I cut where I needed and reattached in other places. I will honestly admit that this took some trial and error until I finally got what I was looking for. In the end, I'm very happy with how they turned out and I look forward to making more!!

Another, easier option was to first assemble the Kusudama flower and cut out the dragonfly separately. I then attached the dragonfly to the Kusudama flower and am ready to make more for a complete bouquet!!

Just for fun, whenever my daughter sees me working on a project I always end up with A LOT of "help" :o). When she saw the dragonfly, of course she wanted one too BUT it had to be in purple! So I let her pick out the paper and we made her one just for her.

Jamie Gillahan – Bosskut Design Team Member
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mrs Boss Kut, how did you make the flower please, I have looked all through the origami websites and books and I can't quite get it.

Thank you