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8 Steps To Making A Funny Greeting Card

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 140

When sending someone a funny greeting card it is important to ensure that the feelings and the message we intend to convey will get to them without any distortion whatsoever. It is also paramount to ensure that the message is easy to read and entertaining at the same time. There is no need to send some a dull or irrelevant greeting card since they will associate the same characteristics with you. If possible try to give a greeting card a personal touch by making one yourself or hiring a skilled artist to do it for you. A customized greeting card is bound to have a greater impact on the recipient than one that has been simply picked from a shelf. Outlined below is a simple guide on how to make your own funny greeting cards for any occasion and purpose.

How to Make a Funny Greeting Card

There are several ways of making an attractive and funny greeting card depending on the recipient and the software to be used. There are several suitable software packages to use for this task such as Pagemaker, InDesign, Photoshop among many others.

Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the basic operation of the software of your choice. This will ensure that you don't waste time when making your card. It also gives time to choose the clip arts, frames and font for your task and download extra ones if necessary.

Step 2: Create in your mind an overall image of the final product the final product. This will save time since you will be able to choose quickly what you need from the software menu.

Step 3: Choose a suitable layout or frame for your greeting card. This is also the stage where you choose the background colour.

Step 4: This is where you choose the appropriate graphics to attach to your funny greeting card. Depending on the intended recipient choose the suitable clip art, decorations and lines. You can make it funny by adding cartoons and funny icons and images. Graphics are quite important since they give the first impression. Make sure that they are big enough to capture the recipient's eye immediately they open the card. When choosing graphics ensure that they they match in terms of colour, style and theme.

Step 5: Try to make the graphics uniform in terms of size, colour and orientation. This means enlarging the ones that are smaller than the others and vice versa. At this stage you can also modify the colours to enhance conformity. Make sure that all your images lie at similar or complementary angles. As much as possible try to make all your images to lie horizontally, vertically or diagonally according to your taste.

Step 6: Select an appropriate font in terms of style, colour and size. For a funny greeting card make sure that the colours are brightened to create a corresponding mood. Match the font colour with at least one of the graphics but still ensure that it contrasts with the background to make an easy read. Avoid using more than two fonts on the same card. Align the graphics and the font in such a way that none of the two will appear to be dominating the other. Ensure that a bit of the background is still visible.

Step 7: After creating an impressive funny greeting card, it is okay to brag a bit. You can do this by signing off at the bottom of the back page. The signature should be small and simple. You may also include a name and contact number. If the cards are for sale however, make sure that the client agrees first.

Step 8: To avoid a waste of ink and photo paper, ensure that you proof your work before hitting the print button.

Why Create A Funny Greeting Card?

A greeting card with a funny message on it makes the recipient want to laugh. Laughter being the best medicine, such a recipient will remember you if they are a long lost friend, get well sooner if they are sick, feel encouraged if in low moods and many other pleasant effects.

Go ahead. Try making one for that special person in your life.

Greg Reed is the owner of The Card Emporium. For More Great Information On Funny Greeting Cards Visit

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