Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Carson City NV

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.

Great Basin Art Gallery & Frame
(775) 882-8505
110 S Curry St
Carson City, NV
 
Hobbytown Usa
(775) 883-5553
2303 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
 
Austin Arts
(775) 883-5531
1505 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
 
Clayworks
(775) 885-9005
1851 S Roop St Ste 115
Carson City, NV
 
Eagle Valley Frames & Art Gallery
(775) 882-6654
4555 S Carson St
Carson City, NV
 
Fastframe Usa
(775) 267-1625
931 Jacks Valley Rd
Carson City, NV
 
Michael'S Arts & Crafts
(775) 267-1938
955 Topsy Ln
Carson City, NV
 
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
(775) 883-0399
Carson City Mall Shopping Ctr
Carson City, NV
 
Doll Creations By Johanna
(775) 841-3655
2113 Kansas St
Carson City, NV
 
County Purr Farm Scrapbooking
(775) 885-7377
3220 US Highway 50 E Ste 3
Carson City, NV
 

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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