Card with a parrot

Step 1: What you need:
1. Milky watercolor paper (with finely embossed texture).
2. Thick blue and brown paper.
3. Corrugated golden, red and blue cardboard.
4. Green velvety paper.
5. Scissors.
6. Shaped scissors.
7. A ruler.
8. A pencil.
9. Blue paper ribbon with glitters 1/4” (0.5 cm) wide.
10. Self-adhesive eyes 1/2” (1 cm) in diameter.
11. Double-sided tape.
12. Double-sided foam tape.

Step 2: Get a sheet of A5 watercolor paper.

Step 3: With the help of a ruler fold the paper crosswise in half.

Step 4: Cut a rectangle 3Х5” (8X13) cm from the blue paper.

Step 5: Stick narrow stripes of the tape to the sides of the card (less than 1/4 (0.5 cm) wide).

Step 6: Stick the tape on the blue rectangle.

Step 7: Adhere the rectangle to the base of the card.

Step 8: Adhere the blue glittery ribbon to the sides of the card.

Step 9: Cut two palm trunks 2” and 5” (5 and 12 cm) long and 1/4” (0.6 cm) wide from the brown paper.

Step 10: Cut palm leaves 2” (4-5.5 cm) long from the green velvety paper. Make a lot of cuts on the leaves.

Step 11: Stick the tape to the trunks and the leaves.

Step 12: Adhere the trunks to the card.

Step 13: Adhere the leaves to the card.

Step 14: Cut the parrot’s body from the corrugated cardboard 1-1/4Х2-1/4” (3X5.5 cm) and three parts for the tail each 1-1/2” (4 cm) long.

Step 15: Cut a wing from the red corrugated cardboard (1Х1-1/2”) (2.5X4 cm) and a beak (1-1/4”) (3 cm) long for the parrot.

Step 16: Cut a circle 1-1/4” (3.3 cm) in diameter from the golden corrugated cardboard and a hood 1Х1” (2Х2 cm).

Step 17: Stick the foam tape to these parts.

Step 18: Adhere to the upper part of the palm the parrot’s body and adhere the tail.

Step 19: Adhere the head and the hood.

Step 20: Adhere the wing and the beak.

Step 21: Adhere the eye to the parrot. The card is finished!

Lesson added by Bunzarintana Rembrandt