If you want to make your Christmas greeting cards this year more thoughtful, why not turn your own art into greeting cards? Reproducing your art is a fantastic way to share your craft to your loved ones and who knows, they might just be inspired to paint, too!
The first step in turning your art into greeting cards is to choose the size you want for the card.
It is wise to base the size of your greeting card on popular envelope sizes, so you won't have a hard time packaging them later on.
Typically, greeting cards range from 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 4 x 6 inches, and 5 x 7 inches, but check this guide below for more inspiration.
Format your art well
The easiest way to format your art and prepare it for printing is by scanning it.
Whatever brand of scanner you are using, scan your art at a high resolution or at 300 dpi. Scan your art at a reduced size, too. That way, when you enlarge your art using an editing tool, it won't look too grainy or distorted.
If you do not have a scanner, take the best possible photo of your art using your trusted point-and-shoot camera!
Do some light editing
Once you have scanned or snapped a photo of your art, do some light digital editing, such as adjusting the brightness or the contrast of your art and removing dust spots. Tools you are familiar with, such as Photoshop, Picassa or Paint, can do the trick for you in record time!
Do double check the color format of your art and make sure that it is tailored to your printer's preferences. You would want your greeting card to capture your art perfectly by reflecting its color.
Once you are done double checking, it’s now ready for printing!
Here at Art Smart, we also have other amazing gift ideas this Christmas - our gift certificates and Paint-Your-Own Canvas Bags Kits!
Our Paint-Your-Own Canvas Bag Kits with hand-drawn designs are priced at PHP 350 each and those without hand-drawn designs are PHP 300 each. Each kit contains a blank canvas bag, 5 colors of paint, a paint brush, and a paint palette.
For more inquiries about our gift ideas, please do contact us here or send us a message on Facebook!