Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Springfield OR

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.

Michael's Arts Crafts
(541) 465-9946
1054 Green Acres Road
Eugene, OR
 
Oregon Art Supply
(541) 683-2787
1020 Pearl St
Eugene, OR
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
(541) 688-6533
2075 River Rd
Eugene, OR
 
Oregon Leather Co
(541) 343-2563
810 Conger St
Eugene, OR
 
NelsonRocky Fellar
(541) 687-8100
1509 W 6th Ave
Eugene, OR
 
The Duck Store
(541) 346-4331
895 E 13th Ave
Eugene, OR
 
Capper's Frames & Prints Inc
(541) 343-4119
1280 Oak St
Eugene, OR
 
Glorybee Foods Inc
(541) 689-0913
120 N Seneca Rd
Eugene, OR
 
Petersen-Arne
(541) 485-1406
4310 W 5th Ave
Eugene, OR
 
Knit Shop
(541) 434-0430
2811 Oak St Ste A
Eugene, OR
 

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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