Divide and fold the coloured paper into four 8 cm panels and one 3 cm panel. These will be glued together to make the lantern shape.
Before assembling, cut out small window shapes into the four panels and stick the translucent paper to the inside. You don’t want to see the glued edges once the card is folded.
Next, use the decorative paper punch to create a beautiful border at the top of the card.
Use the edding brushpens to decorate the paper lantern with hearts, loving phrases or a stamp design.
Hints and tips for the stamped heart: to colour the stamp, place the nib of the brush pen against the stamp as horizontal as possible. Press the stamp immediately onto the paper and, if you wish, enhance the stamped motif with the pen.
Once decorated, fold and stick together using the 3 cm panel, leave it to dry before you flatten it and put it inside the envelope.
Products and materials
- Coloured paper cut to size 35 cm x 15 cm (light or pastel colours work best)
- Envelope in a corresponding colour to fit a folded card size 16 cm x 15 cm
- Translucent paper
- Decorative paper punch for the border
- Scissors/knife, metal ruler and paper glue
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