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.