Thursday, April 10, 2008

Photoshop Cards - Week 5

I had a great time in photoshop class again this week. We learned to make Gate Fold cards and Money Enclosure Cards and Envelopes.

Here is my pug gate fold card. The opening is in the middle and the two halves of the image meet.


I also took a photo of my altered journal closed and used that image as a gate fold too. I love all of the colors and textures that the photo shows on the card front.



Here are the front and back of a rounded edge gate fold card that I also used my knowledge from last week to add a pink inside color that peeks out of the front opening.



Here is the money envelope I created and folded and the card insert I made. I usually do not send money or checks as gifts so I made a card instead the exact size of a dollar bill.

Yes, that is a photo of Emmitt that I made into a paint brush in photoshop and also stamped a little pink hat on his head. Ha!


I had a great time learning to make all of these cards this week. It is really fun putting all of the knowledge I have learned over the last year and a half into projects. I highly recommend taking all of Sara Froelich's photoshop classes at Eclectic Academy.

I even made Emmitt an award! He is definitely the world's best pug to me!

9 comments:

Nevis said...

LOVE your cards, Melissa. I particularly liked the tri-fold or triptic or what did you call them "gate" folded cards - the one with the pink polka dots on the left and the flowers on the right with Emmitt licking his chops superinposed on the lower left. That looked VERY professional! You're so talented!!!

Vhrsti said...

Cute blog full of inspiration!

Abby Creek Art said...

GREAT cards, Melissa! I love that Emmett birthday card...the shape is really cool too. Nice work!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa!!! these cards are awesome....I just love all the great things you make...

and that award for Emmitt...priceless...

I always smile when I visit you blog...the passion and creativity are soaring....

hugs
Diana

TwoPugs said...

LOVE the cards. And the award is so cute and makes me laugh. I bet Emmitt really appreciates it.

Sue

Carla Sonheim said...

Melissa: So fun to see all of these cards... they are REALLY beautiful!

Did you see this? http://www.alfredthebulldog.com/

Not a pug, but still so cute!!!

The Devil Dog said...

Those gate card are wonderful, but mom really loves the Emmitt card and the money card. Those are awesome. Mom also loves Emmitt's award. He is a great, and lucky, pug, to be so famous and so loved.

Roxy

Tracy said...

oooh... very cool cards! now I've got an itch to learn to make that stuff too! what a creative inspiration you are!

PugNYC said...

melissa the rounded edge gate fold card is amazing! i love it!!