This is just a post about how I did my little Giraffe friend...
(click on the picture to enlarge)
I do most of my paper cutting in pieces kinda like you would dress a paper doll. As you can see I assembled the bicycle first, then I started to build my giraffe. I start by cutting the general pieces with scrap paper and moving them around and gluing (I end up cutting more and placing more pieces here and there).
When I get the shape I like I put it on a single sheet of paper and cut around it. This gives me one solid piece to work with. Then I start cutting out my accent pieces and gluing them down to the original frame. That's about it, not much to it.
Look what happened to me when I was working on this...I call it a blow out and it's messy and frustrating! It happens from time to time when the cap gets clogged so I have to keep a pin nearby to clear it out. I will show you better pictures of my Giraffe once I get my scanner back.