My First Explosion Box

I made my first 3-D card ever, and I am very pleased with the outcome.
I took Sunehra’s explosion box from Itsy Bitsy as my inspiration 🙂

Here’s how the box looks

The flowers on the top of the box are handmade using the tattered florals die.
I have distressed the flowers with worn lipstick, and dusty concord.
The circular background is white CS distressed using worn lipstick and tattered rose, and then stamped with flowers inked with dusty concord.
I have also embossed the stamped flowers with clear embossing powder.

The sentiment is hand-written.


This is how the box looks when it is fully open.


For the sides I have cut PPs and distress them on the edges. I have used worn lipstick again. The small motif on the side is made from Fabriano Violet CS, and a Spellbinders die. I drew a small pattern onto the motif with Inksenntials clear embossing pen, and embossed the design with sea-foam white embossing powder.
Here are the individual panels.

The CS is MME Howdy Doody Designer PP, that I won from Crafters Corner through BGC. I love this PP. I did not realise how beautiful it is until I sed it on the card.


These are chipboard pieces that I cut out using the tattered florals die. I distressed the edges with Worn Lipstick, and wrote on it using a black felt pen.


This is a chipboard that I cut out using the tattered florals die. again I distressed the edges with Worn Lipstick and Walnut Stain



The PPs used below are from DCWV stack 8. This Paper pad is so versatile, that you almost need nothing else when you have it.


Again, the PP is from Stack 8. The foam alphabets are local buy. Cost me 20 rupees from 100 pieces.


Again, PP from Stack 8, and the die I have used here is Couture Creations Victorian Square.


Finally the little basket in the middle, is an upcycled coffee cup :D. I draped it in PP using kraft glue. Then stuck a few foam flower stickers, the flowers on the top of the mini-vase are handmade+local buy. Placed a leafy flourish in the background and I was all done!


This card is for a very special lady in my life. She was the one who took care of me and my little brother(when we were kids) when I mom went to work, and my aunt(mom’s sister) was out of town.

She was the one who taught me “kandha sashti kavasam”, which I still remember. She is a very remarkable person in my life, and now she’s just out of surgery. She has had a knee replacement, and is going through a lot of stuff on a personal basis as well. So, I made this card hoping it will cheer her up a little bit.

Keeping this wonderful lady in my prayers and thoughts. May she get well soon.

Entering this card into Crafters Corner – Bingo Challenge (Flowers+PP+Stamping)
Lulupu Challenge #11 – My mum, my world.

IBS – WHW#98 – Make a tag or a box

Cheery Lynn designs – Bling it up

Lessology – Challenge @24 – Are you a cover girl – Upcycled Coffee Cup used as the vase/flower pot

Supplies Used:
Cardstock – White, Orchid, Fabriano Violet – The Craft Shop, Itsy Bitsy
Pattern Papers –  MME Howdy Doody PP – Crafters Corner
Dies –  Cheery Lynn Leafy Flourish, CC Victorian Square – Crafters Corner, Itsy Bitsy
Distress Inks – Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain – Crafters Corner.

Big Shot – Itsy Bitsy

Adhesive – Double Sided Tissue Tape – Itsy Bitsy

Tattered florals, Stack 8, Glitter Stack, MS Scoring Board, Fiskars Paper Trimmer, MS heart lace punch – US imported.

9 thoughts on “My First Explosion Box

  1. marshallgal says:

    Wow, this is impressive for your very first explosion box! I have yet to make one myself! Well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By Stamping’s WHW!

  2. Pallavi says:

    Lovely explosion box.You seem to be as obsessed with worn lipstick as me or maybe not.:-).Lovely details too.I love the top of the box and the basket in the the middle.Thanks for playing along with us at Cafter’s Corner Challenge #7.Wish you all the best

  3. yyam says:

    Such a sweet explosion box! Lots of pretty details. And how clever to upcycle the coffee cup!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at LESSology!

  4. Hussena says:

    Beautiful box!..Love the way you have embellished on the top…Such wonderful details you have added to it..Hard to believe that it is your first explosion box..Fabulous work here! 🙂

    Thank you so much for playing along ‘Crafter’s Corner’ # 7 and Best of Luck.

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