Fast and Fantastic Digital Christmas Card Westminster CA

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
(949) 548-6053
610 West 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(714) 730-5855
1212 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(626) 965-9336
17584 Colima Road
Rowland Heights, CA
 
Corey Chambers eBay Consignment Store
(714) 361-2655
2121 S. Hathaway St.
Santa Ana, CA
 
Mandarin Gems Of Calif
(714) 898-5571
1036 Westminster Mall
Westminster, CA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(714) 289-8792
1802 East Katella Avenue
Orange, CA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(714) 255-1018
2315 East Imperial Highway Suite D
Brea, CA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(714) 637-1811
23021 Savi Ranch Parkway
Yorba Linda, CA
 
Deja New
(310) 530-9747
2257 Pacific Coast Highway
Lomita, CA
 
Four Seaons Arts & Crafts Festival
(714) 891-9937
15330 Goldenwest St
Westminster, CA
 

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

Click here to read the rest of the article from Creating Keepsakes

 
© Creative Crafts Group, LLC. All rights reserved.