Monday, 7 July 2008


A photo of an "explosion card" made yesterday... I've seen this type of card loads of times in various guises, but I don't recall seeing one of this size before - it's a neat 4" square card. I've made bigger cards of this type in the past and a couple of scrapbook style "explosion books" using a similar concept. It folds flat to fit in an envelope.

I saw this card template on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts blog yesterday and it inspired me to make one using the dimensions and instructions given on her blog... if you click here you can watch Dawn's video, which contains instructions on how to make this card if you haven't made one before. It is not as difficult as it looks, although it does take a bit of time to do the folding and all the paper trimming required to fit the various sections of the card. Dawn is an American Stampin' Up! demonstrator and she has an entire blog full of stamping-related videos... it is definitely worth a look if you haven't visited it before. She normally posts a video more-or-less daily.

My card was made using a random selection of scrap paper from the pile of rubbish on my desk... stuff I'd been trying to offload for months. The fact that the colours are quite pleasant was a mere coincidence - it wasn't particularly pre-planned! I really like the end product, though. I've used a couple of strips of Bazzill scalloped cardstock. The stamps are by Hero Arts. I love all the owl stamps around at the moment. The little owl on this card was painted using Stampin' Up! ink pads (Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip mixed with water for a variety of tones) and is covered with Stickles Stardust glitter glue.

I've made another card using the same template and I'll post that later.

1 comment:

Jane said...

I love this card! In fact I do like all your cards. They are inspiring me to go make some more cards.