Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Dallas TX

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.

Kgo Designs
(214) 935-8891
222 Browder St
Dallas, TX
 
Michaels Arts And Crafts
(214) 461-9491
5500 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX
 
Chamber Of Commerce
(972) 488-2224
11410 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX
 
Audiomedia
(972) 239-2800
14900 Landmark Blvd
Dallas, TX
 
Eggery Place
(972) 241-4379
2531 Danny Ln
Dallas, TX
 
Asel Art Supply Inc
(214) 871-2425
2701 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX
 
Clark Steel Framing
(214) 350-1716
10340 Denton Dr
Dallas, TX
 
Custom Craft Designs
(972) 790-8809
220 N Story Rd
Irving, TX
 
Days Of Olde
(972) 247-2417
2901 Valley View Ln Ste 100
Dallas, TX
 
Michaels Arts & Crafts
(972) 385-9228
5301 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX
 

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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