Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Boulder CO

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
(720) 304-3224
410 Marshall Road
Superior, CO
 
Michaels-Arts & Crafts
(303) 494-2008
4800 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO
 
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2539 Pearl St
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Parlando School For The Arts
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(303) 442-9999
1727 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
 
Mercury Framing
(303) 938-0123
4692 N Broadway
Boulder, CO
 
Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery
(303) 443-3683
1211 Pearl St Ste B
Boulder, CO
 
Art Source International
(303) 444-4080
1237 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
 
Mary Williams Fine Arts
(303) 938-1588
2116 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
 
Hr Meininger
(303) 449-5854
1135 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
 

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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