A birthday card for a friend who holds Kirby close to his childhood heart. A common scene in the Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards game, Kirby and his friends come together on a striped picnic blanket. With King Dedede, Waddle Dee, the fairy Ribbon, and the painter Adeleine, I knew the scene would be crowded, but I measured out the characters from a sketch and figured how tall they could be without peeking over the edge of the card when it was folded up. I ran into some issues with Whispy Woods, the tree, but all in all, the figures are contained perfectly. Everything was measured out on a grid system for a finished 7” x 5” card. After cutting out the painted figures, I used markers to create the background and floor. The pop-out elements were rigged with box strips. The birthday sign is attached with string.

Cardwork

"Kirby: and the Picnic Surprise" Birthday Pop-up Card