I thought I would make a different card – an explosion box. Autumn is here and because of that I was inspired by the orange and brown colours which this time of year has to offer. In the following photos I will show you how I did make my explosion box.
Here is a photo showing what I use when I make pumpkins for my explosion box. This is self-hardening white modelling clay.
I take some pieces of clay and form them to small balls.
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I use a toothpick with thread to make stripes in the pumpkins. I use green bendable sticks to make the stems.
The pumpkins then have to dry for 24 hours.
I have chosen some design papers from Lemoncraft.
I also found some cardstock which matched the design papers.
The bottom of the explosion box measures 3.5×3.5×3.5×3.5 inches (9x9x9x9 centimetres) and the top is 1×3.7x1x3.7 inches (2,5×9,3×2,5×9,3 centimetres).
I cut the edges a bit so they will be easier to put together.
Here is the bottom and the top of the box.
I would like to have a circular window in the box so you can look through it. I made the window of acetat which I attached to the box.
Here is the explosion box decorated with design paper.
And here I have put design paper around the circular window.
I also attach some design paper on the very edges of the box.
I stamp tree stems on a piece of paper using Distress Ink “Walnut Stain”.
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I also use Distress Ink “Vintage Photo” and “Spiced Marmalade” to colour the pumpkins which I made earlier.
Here are the pumpkins in the box.
One of the sides of the explosion box.
I decorated the top of the box with a rose made of crepe paper and some other decorations.
Here you see the small pumpkins through the circular window.
This is my finished explosion box.
Mette Janni is from Denmark. Mette has been writing for TPC since 2020. Mette started paper crafting in her childhood and she makes cards, layouts, paper flowers, 3D and quilling projects. Her paper projects are often made in Shabby Chic or a Contemporary style.