Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Grapevine 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.

Aaron Brothers Art & Framing
(972) 910-0900
7645 N Macarthur Blvd
Irving, TX
 
Arts Afire
(214) 441-2935
5437 N Mac Arthur Blvd
Irving, TX
 
Googly Eyes & Craft Supplies
(972) 257-2597
1111 W Airport Fwy
Irving, TX
 
Astie Art Metal Studio
(972) 554-0023
1819 Peters Rd
Irving, TX
 
Net Com Art Inc
(972) 245-7871
1015 N Interstate 35e
Carrollton, TX
 
Michaels Arts & Crafts
(256) 355-0097
8000 Bent Branch Dr
Irving, TX
 
Js Art & Frame
(972) 242-7331
2150 N Josey A
Irving, TX
 
Custom Craft Designs
(972) 790-8809
220 N Story Rd
Irving, TX
 
A & L Needlecraft
(972) 245-1829
1106 S Elm St
Carrollton, TX
 
Art USA Carrollton
(972) 416-8379
2810 E Trinity Mills Rd, Ste 133
Carrollton, 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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