Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Alpharetta GA

The computerized version of the card is perfect when you're running low on time-you can create the card once and then print copies for everyone on your holiday-card list. You'll also save time and have more control over your final product when you print your own holiday greetings.

Michael's Arts Crafts
(770) 813-8328
2131 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(404) 266-8711
2625 Piedmont Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA
 
Make It Yours in the Queen of Hearts Antique Mall
(404) 316-3972
4125 Buford Dr # D
Buford, GA
 
Queen of Hearts Antiques & Interiors
(678) 714-0643
4125 Buford Dr., # D
Buford, GA
 
Carton Craft Supply Inc
(770) 475-0993
210 Curie Dr
Alpharetta, GA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(770) 939-3774
4073 Lavista Road
Tucker, GA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(770) 424-2344
425 Ernst W Brrtt Parkway
Kennesaw, GA
 
Bird of Paradise Designs
(970) 690-0772Specialties Antiques
292 Grand Manor Drive
Marietta, GA
 
A-R-T & Associates
(678) 947-0579
5975 Shiloh Rd
Alpharetta, GA
 
Aaron Brothers
(678) 356-0700
3005 Old Alabama Rd
Alpharetta, GA
 

Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card

In the December 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes, we showed you two beautiful versions of a card by Deena Wuest. One was created traditionally, with paper and ribbon, and the other was created digitally. You'll find instructions for the traditional card on page 81 of that issue, and we're happy to provide instructions for the digital version in this online article.

The computerized version of the card is perfect when you're running low on time-you can create the card once and then print copies for everyone on your holiday-card list. You'll also save time and have more control over your final product when you print your own holiday greetings.

Merry and Bright card by Deena Wuest

Merry and Bright card by Deena Wuest. Supplies Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2; Patterned paper and ribbon: Christmas Dreams Kit by Mindy Terasawa; Frame: Curled Photo Frames by Katie Pertiet; Fonts: Avant Garde and Steelfish.

To make this sleek card:

1. Open a new 5" x 7" document in your photo-editing software and fill the background with red patterned paper .

2. Select a white photo frame element , and position it in the center of your canvas.

3. Fill the top half of the frame with your photo and the bottom half with a coordinating green-patterned paper. Note: The photo and the paper will need to be two separate layers in your document.

4. Add a  tied ribbon on the seam between the two elements.

5. Use the Horizontal Type Tool to add text. (Note: Try alternating the color of text to add interest while keeping the design clean and uncluttered.)

6. Add a small bird embellishment atop your greeting to finish the card.

Appeared in: December 2009

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