Card with balloons

Step 1: What you need:
1. Milky watercolor paper (with finely embossed texture).
2. Thick orange, green, dark green, rose, light rose, light lilac, blue, light blue and red paper.
3. Scissors.
4. Shaped scissors.
5. A ruler.
6. A pencil.
7. Lace (1/2” wide) (1-1.5 cm) with the words “Happy Birthday!”
8. Stapler.
9. Rose staples.
10. Orange and rose thin yarn.
11. Hole punch.
12. Double-sided tape.
13. Double-sided foam tape.

Step 2: Get a A5 sheet of watercolor paper.

Step 3: Fold it in half.

Step 4: Using scissors and shaped scissors cut a blue stripe 1Х6” (2.5X15 cm).

Step 5: Using shaped scissors cut from the blue paper a rectangle 2-1/4Х2-3/4” (5.5X7 cm).

Step 6: Stick the tape to the stripe and the rectangle.

Step 7: Adhere the rectangle and the stripe to the base of the card.

Step 8: On the watercolor paper draw an oval 1-3/4Х2-1/4” (4.5X5.5 cm) and two balloons 1Х1-1/4” (2.5X3 cm).

Step 9: Using shaped scissors cut the oval and cut the patterns of the balloons.

Step 10: Stick the tape on the oval.

Step 11: Adhere the oval to the blue rectangle.

Step 12: Attach the lace (7”) (18 cm) over the blue stripe.

Step 13: Bend the ends of the lace inside and fix them with the stapler.

Step 14: Under the blue rectangle punch two holes.

Step 15: Encircle balloons on the paper of 9 colors and cut them.

Step 16: In the center of each balloon punch a hole. Don’t discard the punched circles.

Step 17: Stick the foam tape to the balloons covering the holes.

Step 18: Close the holes with the punched circles.

Step 19: Cut off 5 rose and 4 orange parts of the yarn 12” (30 cm) long each.

Step 20: Tie the ends of the yarn to the balloons.

Step 21: Adhere the balloons to the card.

Step 22: Divide the yarns into two parts. Pass the first part through the first hole and through the second one pull it out.

Step 23: The other yarns pass through the second hole and through the first one pull it out.

Step 24: Tie the yarns in a bow. Cut off the loose ends.

Step 25: Get a light blue sheet of paper 6-1/4Х8-1/4” (16X21 cm) and fold it in half.

Step 26: Stick the tape on the back side.

Step 27: Adhere the light blue paper to the inside of the card.

Step 28: The card is finished!

Lesson added by Bunzarintana Rembrandt