Friday, June 17, 2011

All Star Father's Day Card

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My husband love sports, so I wanted to create a unique Father's Day card for him that echoed this passion. The idea of "All Star" Dad was going through my mind, so I went searching for some "All Star" inspiration and found a few ideas.

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• star shape (I drew this one, but many software programs have a star shape that comes standard)

• circle shape

• dotted line

• sports-themed font - I used Princetown LET, available as a free download here.

• script font - I used Ballpark Weiner, available as a free download here.

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I knew I wanted a patriotic color scheme, so I picked some blues and red and white to use for my card. I drew a star shape and created a double outline around it (white and dark blue). Then, I drew a circle shape behind that and used the same dark blue to outline it. I also created a dotted line "outline" that I shrunk to fit just inside that blue circle for a little extra interest. I created a series of triangle shapes and colored them just slightly darker than the original red star color, then placed them in the star shape, to create depth and shadowing.

Using the text path type tool in Photoshop and my sports-themed font, I was able to type my text on a circle that was enlarged to be just larger than my background circle shape. I typed each word separately, so that I could better control the spacing and alignment. Next, I typed the "#1" in white in a large script font and placed it right in the middle of my star.

I'm anxious for my husband to open his Father's Day card!

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If you're looking for a fun and quick Father's Day card, try making an All Star card of your own! I'd love to see it if you do!

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