Live in the Sunshine Card – PART 2

Welcome to part 2 of my Live in the Sunshine Card!  Today, we are going to make the tear flamingo out of mulberry paper!  If you stumbled onto this post first, make sure you check out Part 1 to learn how to make the entire card!  Ready?  Let’s go!

Live in the Sunshine Card Tutorial | Mini Van Dreams

Yesterday’s supply list included all the supplies needed to make the card.  The only additional item you will need today is the flamingo pattern.

  1. Print the flamingo pattern out onto regular paper and cut out.
  2. Carefully trace the pattern onto the pink mulberry paper.  The beak needs to be traced and cut out of orange cardstock.
  3. Using a Q-tip dipped into water, trace the pencil line on the mulberry paper.  You do not want to soak the paper, but you don’t want it too dry either.  When it is ready to tear, it will look wet, but not dripping.
  4. Carefully, tear your flamingo on the wet lines you made.  It isn’t a science… the uniqueness of the “fuzzies” and tears is what makes it look furry. If it is not tearing easily, wet the lines down more.
  5. Set pieces aside until completely dry.
  6. Cut two legs and one small strip for the sunglasses’ side from the scrap black cardstock.  Approximately 1/4″ wide. Cut the small strip to be 3/4″ long. Using your hole punch (or the eyes from the owl punch) punch two small circles to be used for sunglasses.
  7. Sponge the beak with orange ink.  Use black pen to add beak details as shown in the picture.
  8. Begin to assemble your flamingo – place wing on feather and adhere with one pop dot.  Adhere neck/head to back of body.  Adhere legs to back of body.  Adhere beak to front of head.
  9. Using pop dots, and regular adhesive as needed, adhere flamingo to front of card.
  10. Adhere sunglasses side to the back of one sunglasses lens.  Arrange this piece and the other lens near the beak to resemble sunglasses.  Adhere using regular adhesive.
  11. Adhere sentiment to front of card using pop dots.

And you are done!  What a cool technique!  You can take this mulberry paper tearing to the next level by making dogs, cats, bears, and more!