Whilst looking for a link which is so far remaining irritatingly elusive, I stumbled across kirigami. You might know origami, the art of folding paper? Well kirigami is a close relative. It’s the art of folding and cutting paper.
If you’re the crafty type and you’re thinking of making something a little different for Valentines day, then these images might give you some inspiration. If you don’t fancy making something yourself, relax, grab a drink, and look at the beautiful photos.
lilzabubba started my introduction to the world of kirigami. She’s created a variety of different ‘snowflakes’. This one is particularly relevant to Valentines day – but the whole set is really worth a look.
aiai_paperflicker (^o^) has taken this even further with her butterfly card – it’s 4 pieces, including the base, and holds together without glue.
If you’re planning a weekend away, you could hint at the destination with a card. This cleverly cut image image is by Lucasaci
Or you could create a fantasy, like this – again by aiai_paperflicker (^o^)