Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hugs and fishes

I have a fun exploding card for you today. 
 I used a tutorial from Balzer designs blog , it popped up on my Pinterest feed and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
At first glance you might think this is a simple card. 
Well that's the plan so that once its opened you get a surprise  when it folds out.

You get some idea of the exploding part from the above picture.

This is almost fully opened but it wouldn't stay down for me to get a picture.
Its a one layer wonder inside so that it fold easily.

Another view. It really is very simple to make.
The actual folding part is very quick to do and how long you spend making it would depend completely on how detailed you wanted to make the design inside or out.

The instructions.

To start i cut some white card to 8 1/4 inches square and followed the folding described in the tutorial.
Then I die cut the scripty hugs from a post it note and placed on the card.
I used the mask rather than a die cut to keep the bulk down and to only have one layer.
Next I stamped all of my images from so jelly, and critters in the sea with black archival ink.
The longest step is the next one, fussy cutting the masks.
Once they were all in place I used distress inks to make the background.
Finally you can unmask and colour the images.

I used a mixture of Prisma color pencils, copics and  covered all the images with some wink of stella.
Extra details in white were done with white souffle pen and white signo uni-ball pen. 
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.

Thanks for looking.


  1. I have not created one of these in a long time!! This is so cute!!

  2. impressive! thanks for the instructions!

  3. What a fun design! Super cute card TFS!

  4. too cuutee and love the clever way to make this

  5. What an amazing and fun card! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

  6. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing. Very similar to making origami butterflies. ^_^

    1. OOh that sound interesting . Id love to know how to make them. x

  7. What an amazing scene you created! I love it! :)

  8. This is such a cute card. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make one!


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