Here is what my card looked like...
First off, I knew right away I would make a hybrid card. I did not come across too many digital templates for cards and yes I could have easily made my own in PSE but because it was a hectic week last week I just wanted someone else to do that for me! The first place I went to was Jessica Sprague and I found these...
Then I found this kit I have been coveting for some time... perfect reason to purchase no?
I found the card template I liked and opened it up in PSE... Now I use PSE 7 on a PC which the principals I should think are still very much the same in PSE 8 & 9.
This is the card template I picked, however the template was not set up for me, usually when you purchase templates they are already layered for you... this one was not... just a minor inconvenience... so you can see all the different elements on the card above, the designer separated those out so I need to open them all up and place them on the card myself. I will show you below.
You can see all the elements open now in my bin area at the bottom of the screen.
I continue to click on each separate piece and drag it down onto my card.
Here, I have already dragged my patterned paper onto the card, with still having that layer selected I will now click on "Ctrl G" for a PC, sorry I don't know what the command is for a Mac.
Stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon!
What about you? Have you ever tried making a digital card? Or do you prefer the hands on method? How do you manage to come up with a design on short notice for a large order of cards?
Have a wonderful day!