Mar 4, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Card: Leprechaun and Pot of Gold

In the Irish folklore, there are many stories about leprechauns and their magic powers. Leprechauns are said to be mischievous fairies. They are shoe makers and hide their pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, they will grant three wishes in order to be released.

I wanted to make a St. Patrick's Day card with a leprechaun and its pot of gold. I couldn't find many leprechaun models, so I folded a dwarf and dressed it up a little bit...

St. Patrick's Day Card: Leprechaun and Pot of Gold

In the card, I used the following origami models:
  • Dwarf, designed by Kunihiko Kasahara, from the book The Magic of Origami. The model has two parts: body and cap. I only folded the body, using a 3" (75 mm) square of regular origami paper.
  • Hat (variation), designed by Gay Merrill Gross, from the book Minigami, folded with a 1¾" x  2½" (44mm x 63 mm) rectangle of regular origami paper.
  • Cup, traditional model, folded with a 3" (75 mm) square of regular origami paper.
I printed the rainbow and the greeting on a letter size sheet of card stock, that I cut in half. The rest are paper cuttings and rhinestones.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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