Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Joshua 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.

Artful Bead
(817) 294-2903
5304 Trail Lake Dr
Fort Worth, TX
 
Jo Ann Fabric & Craft Store
(817) 294-0142
5141 Granbury Rd
Fort Worth, TX
 
Michaels Arts Crafts
(817) 423-1727
4921 Overton Ridge Blvd
Fort Worth, TX
 
Suitable For Framing
(817) 735-9558
3815 Southwest Blvd
Fort Worth, TX
 
Brushstroke Gallery
(817) 731-9249
4121 W Vickery Blvd
Fort Worth, TX
 
Imprints Art Rubber Stamp
(817) 294-4600
5294 Trail Lake Dr
Fort Worth, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Centers
(817) 423-2072
5020 S Hulen St
Fort Worth, TX
 
Loveless Galleries
(866) 600-9025
http://www.lovelessgalleries.com
Fort Worth, TX
 
William Campbell Contemporary Art
(817) 737-9566
4935 Byers Ave
Fort Worth, TX
 
Asel Art Supply Inc
(817) 335-8168
825 Foch St
Fort Worth, 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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