Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Branson MO

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.

Michaels Arts & Crafts
(417) 336-0074
1025 Branson Hills Pkwy
Branson, MO
 
Craft Palace
(417) 239-1216
200 S Wildwood Dr
Branson, MO
 
Amish Country Store Inc
(417) 335-3200
3100 N Gretna Rd
Branson, MO
 
Whitney'S World Of Crafts
(417) 332-0152
3506 Shepherd Of The Hills Expy
Branson, MO
 
Scrapbooks Forever
(417) 335-7904
3010 E State Highway 76
Branson, MO
 
Branson Mill Craft Village
(417) 334-8436
3300 N Gretna Rd
Branson, MO
 
Branson Craft Mall
(417) 334-1223
694 State Highway 165
Branson, MO
 
Engler Block
(417) 335-2200
1335 E State Highway 76
Branson, MO
 
Apple Tree Mall
(417) 335-2133
1830 W Highway 76
Branson, MO
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(314) 842-4411
5796 South Lindbergh Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

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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