Card with leaves

Step 1: What you need:
1. Milky watercolor paper (with finely embossed texture).
2. Yellow and light green cardstock.
3. Flocked blue, red and green paper.
4. Scissors.
5. A ruler.
6. A pencil.
7. Two wooden beads 3/8” (1 cm.)
8. One yellow bead 3/8” (1 cm.)
9. Beige yarn.
10. A large needle.
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: Double up the sheet of paper.

Step 5: Cut a yellow rectangle 3-3/4Х5-1/4” (9.5X13.5 cm.)

Step 6: Cut nicely the four sides of the rectangle.

Step 7: Cut in the same manner a rectangle from a watercolor paper 2-3/4Х4” (7X10 cm.)

Step 8: Cut a branch with leaves from the green paper. The length of the branch is 6-1/2” (16.5 cm.) The length of each leaf is 1” (2-2.5 cm.)

Step 9: Stick a tape to the rectangles and the branch.

Step 10: Stick a yellow rectangle to the base of the card.

Step 11: Adhere the branch diagonally.

Step 12: On each corner of a watercolor paper rectangle make two diagonal holes using the needle.

Step 13: Thread a needle (take a long thread).

Step 14: Pass the thread through the upper left corner hole.

Step 15: Pass the thread to the front side of the rectangle through the lower hole of the same corner.

Step 16: Pass the thread through the opposite hole.

Step 17: Pass the thread to the front side of the rectangle through the lower hole of the same corner.

Step 18: Pass the thread to the opposite hole and again pass it through the front side.

Step 19: String the beads and pass the thread through the opposite hole.

Step 20: Pass the thread to the front side of the rectangle through the lower hole of the same corner and then pass it through the opposite hole.

Step 21: Again pass the thread to the front side through the nearest hole and cut it off.

Step 22: Tie a knot.

Step 23: Make the first bow.

Step 24: Make the second bow and cut off the thread.

Step 25: Adhere the rectangle in the center of the card.

Step 26: Cut a red triangle from the red flocked paper 1-3/4Х2” (4.4X5 cm), a blue square 1-1/4Х1-1/4” (3X3 cm), and a circle 3/4” (2 cm).

Step 27: On the triangle draw the forewings of a butterfly. On a square draw the hindwings and the center of a flower. On a circle draw the base of a flower.

Step 28: Cut off all the parts including the five petals 1-1/4” (3 cm) long and 3/8” (1 cm) wide.

Step 29: Stick a foam tape to the flower base and red wings.

Step 30: Adhere the flower base and the wings to the card.

Step 31: Stick a tape to the blue wings.

Step 32: Stick hindwings over forewings.

Step 33: Stick a tape to the flower base.

Step 34: Adhere petals to the flower base.

Step 35: Stick a tape to the center of the flower.

Step 36: Adhere the flower center.

Step 37: Fold a yellow paper 6-1/4Х8-1/4” (16X21 cm) in halve.

Step 38: Stick a tape to the inner sides of the card.

Step 39: Adhere a yellow sheet of paper inside.

Step 40: The card is finished!