Designing Your Holiday Greeting Cards

I don't send out many holiday greetings. But I do like to celebrate the season with the important people in my life. And when I do, I make my own fine art cards.

Christmas Cactus 2013

Since I have a Christmas Cactus in my studio that blooms in November, it makes an excellent subject to feature on the cover. I make sure I get a good series while it's in full bloom.

Then I check that I have enough printing supplies on hand. I use Red River Paper Card Stock in my Epson R2000 to create my mailable masterpieces.

If this project sounds appealing to you, now is the time to get your plan and supplies together. If you use Aperture, I have a few tips to help you design your cards. And certainly you can use other applications too for making cards.

Fine art greeting cards make a satisfying gift. You took the pictures, processed the images, designed the cards, then printed the final product with your own hands. Slip a store certificate inside, and you've got a great present.

Aperture Tips and Techniques

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