One of my friends was cleaning out her craft supplies and gave me some pop-up sponges she was getting rid of. That was the inspiration for the card. This card would also make a great piece of artwork if you placed it into a shadow box. Here's how I used the pop-up sponge to create this card.
washi paper (* important you use washi origami paper)
black card stock cut to 81/2" by 51/2"
Cut the pop-up sponge into a fan shape. I just eyeballed it. Don't worry about it being perfect.
Glue the sponge on the back side of the washi paper (just a tiny amount of glue, you don't want the paper to warp). Wrap the sponge like a tiny present (use tape).
Take three pieces of the mizuhiki cord and bend into a "S" shape. Tape down in the center of card. Hot glue the fan over the tape. Last, cut out some flowers from the washi paper you used. Glue them to the card underneath the mizuhiki cord (refer to picture). It's best to do this last because it's hard to predict where the mizuhiki cord will be. Done.
Here's another card with the same concept. I used cardboard, batting, and fabric to make the heart. The possibilities are endless.