Beginner, Casual, or Avid Crafter Cards; Make a card for any skill level

Beginner, casual, and avid crafters will find three dragonfly card versions here that start with a common base. Choose the tutorial using just stamp, ink, and paper, or see how to step it up to any skill level!

Making a pretty card can be done by beginners with just stamps, ink, and paper or it can be stepped up for casual and avid skill levels, too!

No matter what skill level you are at, we all start at the beginning. Simple stamping uses three things: stamps, ink, and paper (SIP). Similarly, the beginner card here uses those three things. The other cards start with this basic design, but then get “stepped up” with color, punches, and embellishments.

This is all about taking a single stamp set or bundle and making beautiful cards, no matter how new or advanced you are in your card crafting!

These cards are part of series featuring the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and coordinating Dragonflies punch. See the bottom of this post for the previous projects using this magical bundle!

See below for how to create this dragonfly card, regardless of your current crafting skill:


Make the BEGINNER Crafter Card:

Cut your cardstock for the beginner, casual, or avid card:

  • Basic White
    • Card Base: 4 1/4” x 11”, scored and folded at 5 1/2”
    • Top layer: 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Basic Black: Middle layer: 4” x 5 1/4”

Stamp:

  • On the top white layer, stamp the dragonfly in the center using black ink.
  • Below the dragonfly, stamp your thank you sentiment also using black ink.

Adhere it together:

  • Using tape runner, liquid glue, or a glue stick, adhere the stamped white layer to the black middle layer, leaving an even margin around all sides.
  • Lastly, adhere this black layer to the front of your card base.

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Step it up to the CASUAL Crafter Card:

  • PRIOR TO adhering it all together, On a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamp the dragonfly again. Color in the wings using your favorite combination of markers.
  • Next, punch out your colored dragonfly using the punch. Apply mini dimensionals to the back and adhere it on top of the stamped dragonfly.
  • Punch out a small dragonfly from a small scrap of black cardstock. Lastly, glue the small black dragonfly above your large one using liquid glue.

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OR Step it up to the AVID Crafter Card:

  • PRIOR TO adhering it all together, stamp the dots on the top white layer. I used Balmy Blue.
  • Punch out a few small dragonflies from a small scrap of black cardstock. Glue these small black dragonfly around the center of the white layer using liquid glue.
  • Next, adhere this layer to the black layer, and glue Bumblebee ribbon around two of the corners. Adhere this layer to your cardbase.
  • On a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamp the dragonfly again. Color in the wings using your favorite combination of markers. (A touch of Wink of Stella glitter never hurts, either!)
  • Next, punch out your colored dragonfly using the punch. Die cut a small circle of vellum, and glue the colored dragonfly to the middle of it. Use mini dimensionals to adhere the vellum circle to your cardbase.

TIP: Apply dimensionals only behind the dragonfly, to avoid these showing through to the front of the vellum.

  • Lastly, adhere your dimensionals around the dragonflies.

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I hope you enjoyed making either the beginner, casual, or avid cards! Stamps, ink, and paper are the key base elements for beautiful cards.

Interested in making more projects using this dragonfly bundle? Click on the images below to find the other tutorials in this series!

Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this card, and if you always want to be ahead of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter !

Happy Crafting!

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