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Feeling zen by endless-whispers Feeling zen by endless-whispers
Can't think of a good title for this without dipping into awful puns...

A pop-up card made for a friend who's apparently a fan of fish. I had several wild ideas for a card, including one with a 3D Magikarp, but decided on a more serious design. I maintained a subtle reference to Pokemon, though most people wouldn't catch it unless they were a fan.

The mechanism for this card is very simple, but boggles the mind when first seen. The mechanism twists when opened, and is something you need to see firsthand to understand what I mean. (I've included a still shot of the card as it opens.) The card cover is heavily influenced by Sipho Mabona's amazing koi installations.
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Given 2012-06-07
Feeling zen by ~endless-whispers A beautiful card. ( Suggested by rioIu and Featured by UnicornReality )
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Rose-wolfina Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
love it!!
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demetyoubi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiflu!
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spore2000 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
cool
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TheRavenHawke Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. And I love the nod to the Seaking. Good job!
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TheRavenHawke Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And the Goldeen. I didn't notice that's what it was until I had already posted. Very subtle, it works really well.
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Kiwi-Jam Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I love this! It really makes me want to try make a pop-up card or other similar papercraft.



It would be cool if one of the lilypads was actually a lotad heh
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FaerieLover007 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
That's so cool! :)
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:iconcharlenekaraline:
CharleneKaraline Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is the coolest pop up card I have ever seen. I love it!
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seniastardust Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This definitely emotes zen feelings ^^
great job!
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:iconniisai:
Niisai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
It's so beautiful!! I love it!
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:iconhaplessbutinspired:
haplessbutinspired Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome~! Nice card for anyone to receive ^^
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Very neat work! I love the simplicity of the shapes :D
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:iconpandoralewis:
PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very original!
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:iconjustplainbatty:
JustPlainBatty Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Just awesome :aww: You really deserved the DD :winner: :#1:
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Yumezaka Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Great job! Great for the season coming!
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:icongmyumil:
GMYumil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
why isnt there feebas
and magikarp
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:iconaleeart7:
Aleeart7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
thats awesome!!!! <3 I see the pokemon reference too! <3 :loves it more:
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konoesuzumiya Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
goldeen and seaking, I see what you did there :iconheplz: Absolutely brilliant!!!
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:iconfluffytheartist:
Fluffytheartist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you do a tutorial on how to make you super awesome, spinny open thing? I think that'd be pretty awesome, :D.
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Krooked-Glasses Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT. IS. AMAZING. A Magikarp would have been hilarious. So beautiful. :heart: Congratulations on the DD~
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SpazzinCat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So simple and nice :D i love it. I like how you did the rainbow fish on the front. :)
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:iconehruhl:
ehruhl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
OMG!!! that must be one of the coolest cards of all time
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:icontimmcosplay:
TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome card. :D I used to make these all the time when I was little, just not nearly as fancy as this! XD
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:iconandelice:
Andelice Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Such an awesome and clever design!
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Xinom Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmother-of-godplz:mother of fishes..!
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tamayouchi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool! I wish I could see an animated gif of the mechanism you wrote about so I could see it in action. :)

It really is a beautiful card with simple tones and a nice hommage to Pokemon and probably because I just make up stuff, to Pacman as well. ^_^ I'm certain your friend absolutely loved (will love?) this card! You're such a creative friend!
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Amber-and-Megan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
so cute!
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:iconakogare:
Akogare Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is beautiful and well crafted. Nicely done.
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:iconthe-urge:
The-Urge Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Now that is cool.

And is that a goldeen I see? :x
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MaryRebeccaMac Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
awesome! Thats super pretty
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FantasyNinja Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
this is really cool!!
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WolfChild18 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goldeen and Seaking! Very cute =3
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ink-wing-art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
magicarp and that fishy with a horn whose name eludes me....
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Tayaspirits Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
goldeen and seaking :D der is no magikarp here.
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ink-wing-art Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
hmmm.... woops. i thought the orange one was magicarp. can't remember which was which....
for some reason... i thought seaking was the seahorse.
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Tayaspirits Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD i guess that makes enough sense since the evolved form of horsea is seadra. and just rmember- magikarp are too fail to have a horn.lol
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ink-wing-art Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
lulz, yeah. *flop flop* bounce was completely ineffective.
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crayon-chewer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I thought those fish looked eerily familiar! I really love how subtle you made it, only real PokeNerds would even notice! The overall design is so elegant, yet simple, and I seriously wish I could see this card in action. I just love it!
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
:sing: Everything's Zen!

:iconpac-manplz:
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thexnextxday Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is a beautiful card! Congrats on the DD, it's definitely well earned!
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Silver-Kit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's so simple but adorable and colorful and.. .. who doesn't love koi!?!?!
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
THAT IS AMAZING!!!! WOW! I really wish I could see it in real life!!!!
Love the subtle goldeen and seaking cameo :D
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JeffreyMonye Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really creative!
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brandimillerart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, that is very cool! I think it takes a lot of talent and spacial awareness to make pop up cards like this. Well done!
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Jessy189 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Goldeen and seaking, very nice. :)
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Sashei-Alexandre Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
I love this. It is unique and beautiful. The serious style of Goldeen and Seaking is very pretty and wonderful.
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This card is awesome, and the fact that it has a goldeen and seaking in it just makes it that much better. i love it! :D
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NightTamarak Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
goldeen and seaking! thats Awesome!
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:iconmijophia:
Mijophia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Woooaaww! I love it!
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GustyValley Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing!~ :D
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