Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Hays KS

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.

Heartland Crafts & Gifts Llc/Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio
(785) 628-6199
2414 Vine St
Hays, KS
 
Madd Matter Frame Shop & Gallery
(785) 628-3552
112 E 11th St
Hays, KS
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(913) 962-8550
15210 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee, KS
 
Northwest Kansas Consignments eBay Sales
(785) 871-7696
210 N Kansas
Norton, KS
 
Front Porch
(785) 776-7908
100 Manhattan Town Ctr Ste 160
Manhattan, KS
 
Pottery Works
(785) 628-2738
126 W 9th St
Hays, KS
 
Laurie'S Franklin Framing
(785) 625-9212
333 E 8th St
Hays, KS
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(913) 780-2464
12025 South Strang Line Road
Olathe, KS
 
Michaels Arts And Crafts
(785) 271-8842
2040 Sw Wanamaker Rd Ste 101
Topeka, KS
 
Michaels
(913) 648-6334
9290 Metcalf Ave Regency Shopping Ctr
Overland Park, KS
 

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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