Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Columbia City IN

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
(260) 459-2054
4230 W Jefferson Blvd Jefferson Poi
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Garlands Art Galleries Inc
(260) 432-4151
Covington Plz
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(260) 482-7998
5519 Coldwater Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Archivers
(260) 484-5452
4201 Coldwater Rd, Ste 330
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Tiffs Art Studio
(260) 312-9986
5519 Coldwater Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Eisbart Sharon Corporate Art
(260) 432-2252
6225 Constitution Dr
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Home Grown Bead & Candle Shoppe Inc
(260) 425-9992
125 W Wayne St
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Woods Art Gallery
(260) 489-8918
2920 E Dupont
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
(260) 482-5131
4616 Coldwater Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
United Art And Education Supply Co Inc
(260) 483-3161
4111 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN
 

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

Click here to read the rest of the article from Creating Keepsakes

 
© Creative Crafts Group, LLC. All rights reserved.