Today I am sharing a beautiful card on this month challenge theme. As you all heard about Explosion box so i have just tried my hands with little bit techniques of embossing and a explosion card. Yes…. You heard right i am sharing an Explosion card with embossing techniques. So here you go…
You get some idea of the exploding part from the above picture.
This is almost fully opened. Its a one layer wonder inside so that it fold easily.
So here are few base steps to make this card.
Step 1: you will need one 8 1/2 square white paper (i have used watercolour paper, you can use as per your project), one 10×5 inches cardstock and fold in half, and one 5×5 inche cardstock (again i have used watercolour paper to use embossing technique)
Step 2: for embossing technique
I have used small pattern rubber stamp, first stamp it with versamark ink and then apply clear embossing powder on it, you can tap back side of paper to remove excess powder. Then you need to melt embossing powder with heat gun, once it melts you can apply any Distress Ink (i have used pickled raspberry). The here comes the fun part, take your mister and mix some pefect pearl powder in it and shake well to mix it properly, then spray on cardstock as many times you want (i strayed it atleast 10 times and when it still wet i took dry tissue paper and dab it some spots to remove ink). Now it times to wait till it dry. Please note at this time do not use your heat gun to dry ink fast as it may start melting your embossing powder.
Steps 2.1: (optional, but i think you should try) when ink completely dry you can take your iron, put your cardstock in between of two blank A4 paper and just iron your card at least 2-3 times by changing upper A4 paper, it will start melting your powder, remove excessive ink and it will shine as we have used perfect pearl.
Step 3: for explosion card
Now take your 8 1/2 square paper. Design your card (i have design it as per this month challenge theme with watercolor and distress ink). Once you satisfied with your project, its time to convert it into explosion. Follow below image.
Image says (1,2) fold your card diagonally so you will get X shape card. (3) flip your card, your card should facing back side up. Now take your card and fold it like down to up side, so you will get X shape with horizontal line. (4) open all flaps, now you have your card in a square shape with X and horizontal lines. (5) when you fold your card (design facing top side) you will see it will automatically fold and gives you upside down triangle 🔻. (6) you need to take ruler and mark at 4 1/4 both sides. (7) now pay attention, take your triangle right side corner and fold outside till you mark. Same you do it for left side also. (8) follow step 7. (9) now open all small triangles which u just folded and fold other side (i.e inside). And open it too. Now you are back with upside down triangle but with folded vertical lines. (10) now push all small triangles inside and secure it with bone folder. And here you go your explosion card is ready. You can see video for more clarification.
Step 4: Now you can decorate it with embellishments. Always decorate after folds because now you can see where to put embellishments. (i have not decorate it with more embellishments as i want to highlight my theme.)
Step 5: adhere it to your 10×5 inch flip top card. Adhere it from where your card folds like below image.
And your explosion card is ready. You can add as much detail or keep it as cas as you like. I hope I’ve inspired you to give this a try, it makes a really fun card.