My Paper Art Club taught these cute purse-shaped cards recently. Taking them and decorating them in my own creative way is always fun. I made small origami flowers out of an old brush painting & then chose the paper color of the purses. I also punched out 2 small flowers and stacked them on top of each other, bending the petals up of the top flower, to give them dimension. Additionally using gold paper, I punched out scalloped edge circles. Some of these circles I cut into 1/4 to use them in different ways in the design. To give the design element a “base”, I cut strips of coordinating colors of paper and glued them onto the purse with a strip of ribbon, too. I liked the purse decoration even more than the purse card & am thinking that this would be a great decoration for an art journal cover or a shadow box. & here’s yet another use for my practice Japanese brush paintings — Origami Flowers!
Here’s the instructions for the Origami Flower I used on the project above & one more Origami Dahlia Flower that you can use on another project.