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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

How To Make An Exploding Card

Today I have a tutorial over on the papermilldirect blog showing how to make this exploding card.  If you want to find out how I made this card and what the other design team members have made this week pop over to the blog where you will find full details.

Exploding cards are relatively easy and fun to make.  The more folds the more complex the exploding part of the card.   My tutorial shows how to make an expolding insert with only seven folds, simple but effective.

Before I started folding my stamped card I made a thin paper fold diagram, I found this easy to follow having the fold lines highlighted and great to practice the valley and mountain folds needed to achieve the paper explosion.

 Diagram of folds

I used papermilldirect raspberry, teal, black and ivory linen cardstock, Hero Arts large flourish and a Prima Finnabair butterfly stamp coloured with distress markers.

Here is another idea for fastening your exploding card, mount your stamped and layered panel with 3D sticky foam pads leaving a chanel for the ribbon to pass through, tie in a bow to fasten.

Although I am away at the moment I seem to be getting more crafting done than usual, hope it continues when I get home!  Back next week with some more projects.


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards Sylv
Gr Karin

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Sylia. I'll hop over to the blog now to take a look.
Em x

Kathy said...

Looks fantastic - you fold "diagram" is lovely and clear to understand too

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is stunning. I am going to check out the tutorial - thank you. Enjoy your time away. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

So stunning!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Both so beautiful and I love the bright pink with orange, so gorgeous together

Gwyneth said...

A really lovely card and great to have the diagram as well.

Craftyfield said...

I think you've just convinced me to try an exploding card! I usually try to avoid any paper engineering but your explanations are clear and that card is beautiful.