Showing posts with label Explosion Box. Show all posts
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Monday, 25 July 2016

Guest DT Shikha - Explosion Box Tutorial

Heya Crafters, Happy Monday to Everyone! I'm glad to introduce to one of the truly brilliant artist in a craft community. We always adore her work by sneak peeks of her Characters, which left smile on our face. She is Shikha Mahajan from SM Memory Makers

Over to you Shikha

Hello, crafty friends! Shikha here from Hubli and I am thrilled to be a guest designer this month for Rainbow Craftykari Store. I'm Passionate about art and craft, diy's, upcycling products, doodling, sketching since childhood. I took it as profession and its been 5 years now. I also organize events related to art in my city. Owner of SM Memory Makers, which is all about handmade gifts like cards, scrapbook, scrapboxes, frames and more. Also into merchandising of handmade products. I have my 2 main characters named Amor and Quieo sketched by me which I use as brand ambassadors of SM Memory Makers.

How to make a 2 layers Explosion Box

This is a tutorial which shows how to make a 2 layer explosion box. Explosion box can be custom made to suit different occasions.


Glimpse of the Explosion box:


Since Friendship day is around the corner, I made this Explosion box for the same occasion.

Steps to make  a 2 layers Explosion Box ;

Step 1
Start with a square sheet of cardstock of any desire color which measures 12 by 12 inch. I close black because it makes any color look bright onto it.


Step 2
Score 4 inches and 8 inches horizontally and vertically.



Step 3
Cut out the squares at corners as shown.



This is how it  looks like.

Step 4
Repeat Steps 1, 2 & 3 and make one more such piece for the second layer with 11.5 inches square cardstock. The layers can be of same size as well but I want it to be a little smaller than the first layer.


Step 5
Apply adhesive (I have used fevicol, you can use any adhesive you have) on the center square of the first layer and glue it to the next piece on top.


The base is ready.

Step 6
To make the lid take a black cardstock of 6 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches size, score 1 inch from all the edges and crease them.


Step 7
Make cuts along the creases on all the 4 edges of 1 inch.

Step 8
Apply adhesive on the flap and fold inwards.


Repeat same for all the four corners to complete the lid.

Step 9
Choose pattern papers and stick them. You can choose any pattern papers you like. I'm choosing 3 different floral pattern papers from Paper designer paper pack which goes along with the occasion.


This is how it looks like once we stick these papers to the base.

Step 10
Embellishments to be added.


1 - I chose Teddy bear die cuts from a pattern paper set I brought from a local store and wrote friendship message on them using a marker.
Stamped few sentiments to make more embellishments. (Clear stamp from Heidi swap).

2 - Quote die cut are from collection of die cuts brought from a local store again, a heart pearl, ribbon, a button, 3 pink mulberry flowers, bling to decorate the lid.

3 - For center of the card:
I stamped a sentiment "love our friendship" on pattern die cut for center of the card, added a ribbon to the tag and a little butterfly which goes along with the pattern paper and few pearls brought from local store.
I added few bling and distressed the corner of all the embellishments with Ranger's Mowed Lawn acid free distress ink pad using blending tool. 
I used double sided tape to all the embellishments to give a 3D look.

The complete Explosion Box








This is my take on 2 layers Explosion Box for Friendship Day

Thank you so much for taking out the time to read this tutorial. If you have any question please feel free to leave the comments here.

Regards
Shikha Mahajan
Materaisl used -
Black cardstock - 650 GSM
Fevicol
A pair of scissors
Pattern papers - paper designer from Enogreeting
Heidi swap clear stamp set
Rubber stamp - love our friendship
Friends die cuts
Teddy bear die cuts
Pearls, Ribbons, Bling, Buttons
Mulberry flowers

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