Now I want to say that there are many ways to do things in PSE, so perhaps there is a simpler way, but this is how I chose to make mine. I made the inserts so that I would have 4 to one page. I did not feel like messing around with printing the insert on the other side of the already printed front... I'm sure there is a way to do that.
My card size was 4.25 x 5.5, so 2 cards per 8.5 x11 page. Start with opening a new file in PSE with the following measurements: 4 x 5.25, this will be your background.
Next, open up your kit and pick your paper. I used this kit from Jessica Sprague.
Click on your paper when it opens in PSE and drag it onto the white background. If you pick a patterned paper and want the pattern to be smaller click on the corners of the paper image and pull them inwards. By using the corners it will not distort the image of the pattern.
Once you have completed that, go to your layers palette on the right side and open a new layer for your text.
This photo shows where the new layer button is. Remember, you want the new layer above layer 1, so click on layer 1 then press the new layer button.
Here you can see the new layer, and I have already clicked on my Text tool that is why you see the "T" on that layer.
Okay, so here you can see three things. First I clicked on the text tool, then I went to the top to pick the font I wanted.. I usually adjust my font size once I start typing. Then I picked the colour of font... for this insert I used a charcoal grey.
On this photo you can see I created my text box area.
Porcelain - you can download it for free at dafont )... this is the original version of my insert and I have smudged out the name of the person this invite is about.
I chose some Rhonna Farrer brushes from House of Three... There are many great sites to purchase brushes, Jessica Sprague and Oscraps a couple places I go to, but if you googled photoshop brushes you will come up with a few choices.
This is the final version of the insert.
Stay tuned for Part III on how I printed and assembled the card.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!
I hope your day is full of creativeness!