Flight of Dragonflies Card; One Design Three Cards

A Flight of Dragonflies Card can be made with different inks and different designer series papers. Using one design, I show how to make three (or more!) different cards using the Windowpane Technique.

These cards are the last in a series of projects focused on the Dragonfly Garden stamp and punch bundle. To see the other tutorials, please click here!

Fun Animal Fact: a group of Dragonflies is called a flight, a swarm, or a cluster.

Sometimes I design a card, and debate what it would look like with different inks or designer series papers. So this is one of the times where I make the card in multiples using different colors! I highly recommend this strategy, because now I have three cards that would be great for different recipients!

The windowpane technique is shown here with the stamped dragonflies, and is a great way to showcase a favorite image.

See below for how to create a Flight of Dragonflies Card:


Recipe to make a Flight of Dragonflies Card:

This recipe will be specifically for the Just Jade green card, but feel free to substitute for the other papers or your favorite ink and DSP combo!

Cut your cardstock:

  • Just Jade Cardstock:
    • Card base: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, folded at 4 1/4”.
    • 4” x 5 1/4” “invisible” layer
  • Basic White: 3 3/4” wide x 3 1/2” tall
  • Forever Greenery DSP: 4” x 1 3/4”

Stamp!

  • Using Just Jade ink (to match your cardbase), stamp dragonflies randomly on your white piece.
  • Cut into windowpanes at 1 1/4” and 2 1/2”. Each stamped strip will be 3 1/2” tall and 1 1/4” wide.
  • Next, adhere these to the top of your “invisible” Just Jade layer, starting with the left and right panes flush against the edges, and then finally the middle pane.

Finishing Steps:

  • Adhere your DSP piece to the bottom of your “invisible” Just Jade layer that already has the stamped dragonflies on the top. If there is any overhang, just trim it off.
  • Wrap 6” of ribbon around the layer at the seam and glue to the back.
  • Adhere your layer to your cardbase.
  • Lastly, tie a bow from your ribbon, and glue it down with glue dots.

TIP: Want a bow but don’t like how your ribbon twists on the card? Tie it separately, cut it from the spool, and then glue it down.


Supplies for a Flight of Dragonflies Card:



How about making a few similar projects? Click on the images below to find the recipes!

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Happy Crafting!

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1 Response

  1. Josie Webb says:

    Love your cards.

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