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Card making 101 – A complete masterclass


Have you always wondered which craft supplies are a must and which are not for your card making projects? When I started my crafty journey some 12 years back, I had the same queries and I found an easy way out and it was to grab more supplies. And I was WRONG! Over the years most of these supplies were never used. This Card making 101 masterclass is just the course you need to attend before you further invest in any supplies.

This is not another run of the mill class where you learn to replicate projects. This is almost 12 hours of crafty bliss where you not only learn projects but understand that the logic behind each card is more important to create really unique and fun cards.

What would you learn in this Card making 101 masterclass?

During the course of this class, we would have a detailed discussion on the basic craft supplies that are used for card making. Which supplies are essentials and you need to invest in and which ones are good to have at best and you can avoid investing in. Remember every penny saved is an additional penny earned.

We would start with simple card making ideas and as we progress through 15 days of class, we would dive deep into complex techniques to the ones that require a bit of science. Once you start understanding the science behind these complex cards, they become a breeze and you become a champion cardmaker. Isn’t that what you want to be?

Together we would explore around 7-8 alternative colouring mediums throughout the course to give you a fair idea which mediums would you want to explore first and which ones later. Some of these mediums are really expensive and you would get an idea whether to invest in them or not and what are more economical alternatives to these colouring mediums.

The card making 101 masterclass has in-depth technique videos on how to stamp perfectly like a professional and answers whether tools help you with that? What are multiple embossing techniques that you can use in your cards, how to do various types of colouring, various die-cutting techniques, how to add layers and depth in cards? If you love stencils, we would explore some ways to use stencils on your cards and understand the logic behind each of these techniques. We would also learn about fussy cutting and whether you need to do it in all the cases and explore alternatives. This and a host of other ideas and ways to create a card that really stands out from the rest.

As an artist, you always want to explore new mediums that work with your existing expertise. So can you use alcohol inks in your cards? yes! Can you use mixed media supplies in card making? Absolutely yes! In card making 101 masterclass, we would explore the endless possibilities that you can get with embossing powders, inks, patterned papers, vellum, transparencies and anything you can think of.

To be honest, I have tried to bring all my learnings and mistakes over the years in these 12 hours and it should be the only masterclass you would need for cardmaking to start creating like a pro. After this masterclass, you would have a complete understanding of bases, mediums, tips and techniques that would help you to create your masterpieces. And that’s not it. If you have any query or question, please ask them in the Question & Answer section of the course and I would be happy to answer those.

I hope you now have a fair bit of an idea on what this course is going to be all about and I will see you in the course 🙂

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You can checkout work on my YouTube channel as well as my Instagram. I have a lot of other free courses also on the platform, you can check them here

What Will I Learn?

  • Beginner Friendly
  • Ask Questions
  • Basics of cardmaking
  • Guide on how to embellish your cards, concentrate on techniques and concepts rather than just how to create one card
  • Discussion on 8 colouring mediums from international to Indian brands and in-depth demos on the same so you can decide where you want to invest your money.
  • Use materials available with you
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Always available and learn at your own pace

Topics for this course

37 Lessons11h


Instructor Introduction
Course Introduction11:00:00
Course Schedule

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Bonus project of Card making 101

About the instructor

Hello fellow artist, I am Khyati, the face behind a lot of tutorials on HNDMD course. I started crafting back in 2008 and I have more than 11 years of experience in arts and crafts. Mixed media was something with which I started this journey and over the period of years, I have expanded my expertise to many other art forms, including cardmaking, DIY home decor, scrapbooking, decoupage, fusion crafts etc.
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This cardmaking 101 is all that it says it is and much much more! I'm just few videos into the course and there's so much information and tips to learn about. With ao many products out there, card making can be quite overwhelming to artists, especially beginners. And this is where Khyati steps in with this course.
She is one of the best Trainer I've come across. The tone, the pace of the course is just right. Khyati, thank you so much for launching this course.
Looking forward to the learning!

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Hey guys! I attended this course taken by Khyati Kothari, and I must say I'm impressed. I haven't even completed the full course yet, and already have ideas brimming in my mind because of the detailed explanation. I'm not much of a card-maker, I'm more into scrapbooks and mini albums, but the supplies suggested and the makes were something that I could manage within my stash of supplies. I'm intending to make lots of cards once I'm done with the complete course, and also this will help me in my scrapbooks too.
Thank you HNDMD for coming up with this course. If you are interested in card-making and want to foray into this field, this is your go-to option, it's great. And if you are already a card maker, and want to venture deep in, you should try this out!
All the best :)

This is just an amazing course. I am only three lessons down and have so many ideas. Just love it.


Material Includes

  • List of items used in the class
  • Step by Step Instructional Video
  • Lifetime access to class


  • Die-cutting machine and basic dies needed
  • Various basic art and craft supplies
  • If you don't have supplies, see my video on basic supplies (1st video in the course) and then invest only in items where needed

Target Audience

  • Artists
  • Beginner Crafters
  • Teachers
  • Cardmakers