Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Nederland 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.

Originals By Alice
(409) 724-2220
3105 Nederland Ave
Nederland, TX
 
Strings & & Things
(409) 225-5185
229 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
Ashton House Shops
(409) 860-7233
6250 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, TX
 
Jo Ann Fabric And Craft Store
(409) 347-2645
4035 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(210) 341-1513
2375 Northwest Military Highway
San Antonio, TX
 
Fabric Store
(409) 729-5288
1605 S Highway 69
Nederland, TX
 
Triangle Art & Frame
(409) 898-1513
4378 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
The Designer Fabric Boutique (bmt)
(409) 225-5723
5985 Rosedale
Beaumont, TX
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(956) 412-1261
702 Dixieland Road
Harlingen, TX
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(210) 494-0202
17700 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, 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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