Posted on Wednesday, January 18 2012 at 12pm
Create this fun character card to cheer up grey days. We've got a free template and step-by-step guide for you, so read on and get crafting!
Click here to download your free giraffe template (JPG)
You will need:
Your basic card kit, plus...
Yellow card blank
Brown, green orange, yellow & white coloured card
Yellow patterned paper
Punches - flowers & small circles
Brown fineliner pen
Use the template to cut the giraffe shape from yellow patterned paper. Cut out and layer on simple shapes for the giraffe's eyes, hooves and markings. Doodle on details with a brown fineliner pen.
Cover the front of your card blank with green card, then add a strip of white card across the middle. Stick your giraffe in place with lots of sticky foam pads.
Cut a branch shape from brown card - or snip a design from some tree-patterned paper! Tie the branch with short strips of green ribbon, to look like leaves.
Print or handwrite your greeting on yellow patterned paper, then trim into a scalloped circle. Decorate with punched flowers and shaped brads.
Add the greeting and branch to the card front, overlapping the giraffe's leg.