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Turn Your Art Work into Greeting Cards
By LESLIE A. PANFIL
Even in the age of Facebook, everyone needs note cards. A set of blank note cards makes a great gift and cards featuring your art work or the art work of your children, makes a particularly special gift.
What you will need:
Greeting Card Stock
Photograph your work. I’ve had the best luck photographing my art work in outside in the daylight. Then go to your favorite photo editing program. While I frequently work in Photoshop, I like http://picasa.google.com I use the autofix and crop option. Best of all it’s free.
Once you have your image cropped, print it out on card stock. I purchase bristol board at my local office supply store. Picasa has a print option called wallet size that prints 6 images to a page. I’ve found that size perfect for card making.
Trim you image. I like to use an Exacto blade and a ruler for a nice crisp edge but you can use scissors if you don’t own a craft knife.
The greeting cardstock I purchase comes with matching envelopes and have to be folded. To get a nice sharp fold, use a bone folder.
Attach your photo corners to your image.
The corners I use require a dab of water. Then position your image on the center of the card.
I’ve found that 5 cards make a nice set. You can give a set of the same image or 5 different images. For a really professional look, slip your cards into a cellophane bag and tie with a bow.
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