Card with a hot air balloon

Step 1: What you need:
1. Milky watercolor paper (with finely embossed texture).
2. Rose and blue thick paper.
3. A blue and white double-sided sheet of paper.
4. Green, rose and orange white polka dots cardstock.
5. Deep red or brown felt.
6. Beige yarn
7. Scissors.
8. Shaped scissors.
9. A ruler.
10. A pencil.
11. A hole punch.
12. Double-sided tape.
13. 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: Draw on a sheet of paper or a cardstock an air balloon 4-1/4Х4-1/4” (11X11 cm) and a basket 1-3/4” (4.5 cm) (upper part) X 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) (bottom part) and 1-1/4” (3 cm) in height. Cut off the patterns.

Step 6: Encircle the basket on the felt and cut it.

Step 7: Encircle the balloon on the watercolor paper and cut it.

Step 8: Fold the air balloon pattern in half.

Step 9: On the pattern draw two curved lines and cut it down these lines.

Step 10: Encircle the parts of the balloon on the colored polka dots cardstock and cut the details.

Step 11: Stick a tape to the back side of the watercolor paper balloon.

Step 12: Stick colored details to the watercolor paper balloon.

Step 13: Stick a foam tape to the base of the card: three narrow parts for the basket 1-1/4”(3 cm) from the base of the card; 1 part for the balloon 1-1/2” (4 cm) from the top.

Step 14: Twist the yard around the tape.

Step 15: Make a knot and cut off the loose ends.

Step 16: Adhere the basket.

Step 17: Using shaped scissors cut 4 small light blue clouds 1”, 1-1/2” (3-4 cm) lengthwise.

Step 18: Using shaped scissors cut a blue cloud 1-1/2Х3” (4x8 cm) and using the other shaped scissors cut a watercolor paper cloud 1Х2-1/2” (2.5X6 cm).

Step 19: Stick a tape to small clouds.

Step 20: Stick a foam tape to big clouds.

Step 21: Adhere a big blue cloud to the bottom and 2 small clouds to the sides of the card.

Step 22: Adhere a watercolor paper cloud to the blue cloud.

Step 23: Stick an air balloon above the basket.

Step 24: Punch 6 holes on the sides of the card.

Step 25: Get a blue sheet of paper 6-1/4Х8-1/2" (16*22 с).

Step 26: Fold the paper in half.

Step 27: Using a double-sided tape stick a blue paper inside the card. The white side should be the inner side of the card.

Step 28: Draw an air balloon on a paper or a cardstock 3” (7 cm) in height and cut it.

Step 29: Encircle the air balloon on a rose paper and cut it.

Step 30: Stick a tape to the balloon.

Step 31: Adhere the balloon and two remaining clouds to the back side of the card.

Step 32: The card is finished.

Step 33: You can put a note with wishes, a heart, a flower or something else inside the basket.

Lesson added by Bunzarintana Rembrandt