Today I have a simple birth announcement (4x6) I made a few years ago and forgot about until today. I really love how elegant the scalloped edges make the announcement look. One of the things I like about this announcement is that you can use a picture you took while in the hospital. I used a picture of my little one when she was 24 hours old and felt like it was just a perfect picture for the announcement (the date says 2011, but my little one was born in 2006 - I can't believe I'll be having a 5 year old in 4 days)
I have 3 colors for you to choose from yellow, pink and blue. Personally the yellow is my favorite look.
This announcement requires a few steps but it shouldn't take you more that 15 minutes TOPS to start and finish the file.
First things first you need to download the font I used for the text and install it.
|click the image to be linked to the fonts download|
The next thing you want to do is replace my kids picture with yours. If you're not a pro it might take a try or two but I'm sure you'll do just fine. I have guides in place so you can line your picture up perfectly with the scalloped border. This is how I made my original picture fit in the space.
1. Open your original picture and copy/drag it into the announcements file.
2. Re-size and position it where you want it within the guidelines.
3. Select the rectangle marquee too (m) and create a rectangle the size of the guides.
4. Right click and select layer via copy - this will create a new image layer from within the dancing ants.
5. Delete your original picture layer.
6. Voila, you have done it.
Last thing to do is save the file and then get it printed.
I would like to mention that the flowers I used in the file were created by jen of pixels and ice cream.
If you have any problems feel free to email me and I will gladly help. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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