Create Birthday Drama with Texture

Dramatic Dragonfly Birthday Card--FREE card making tutorial

Dramatic Dragonfly Birthday Card

Free Card Making Tutorial

Creating birthday drama is okay if you are making this dramatic dragonfly birthday card. Three materials were used to create the dramatic effect. The first item was the Smooch Spritz. The second item was the textured frame. The third item was heat embossing.




  1. Create card base. Cut a 5 ½” X 8 ½” rectangle from white cardstock. Turn the large white rectangle horizontal, score a vertical line down the center, and fold in half to create card base—folded dimensions 4 ¼” X 5 ½”.
  2. Cut two panels. The first panel is 3 ¾” X 5” from black cardstock. The second panel is 3 ¼” x 4 ½” from white cardstock.
  3. Embellish white panel. Follow manufacturer’s instruction spray s Smooch Spritz. Allow it to dry.
  4. Frame stamp–ink up the frame stamp with black pigment ink. Stamp the frame on the white panel. Quickly sprinkle the embossing powder of the stamped image. Carefully remove excess power. Move the heatgun back and forth over the panel until embossed.
  5. Happy Birthday stamp–ink up stamp with black pigment ink. Stamp on a white panel inside the opening of the frame. Apply embossing powder and heatgun
  6. Dragonfly stamp–ink up with copper. Stamp on black cardstock. Apply embossing powder and heatgun. Cutout dragonfly.
  7. Assemble card. Apply glue to black panel. Place it centered on the card base. Add glue to the white panel. Place it centered on the black panel. Add foam mounting tape to the dragonfly. Place it on the bottom left-hand side of the frame opening.

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