Monday, 2 February 2009

Gift Certificate for a Friend

I recently managed to get tickets for the pretty much sold out "Swan Lake" at the Royal Opera House (London) for my best friends Birthday!

It was something she really wanted to see before she leaves London in May so i ws really chuffed with myself!!! :)

Now, knowing my ability for losing things, i chose to pick the tickets up from the box office!

However, i still wanted to hand her something so i decided to design her a Gift Certificate

I designed it using Paint Shop Pro. The Music background and the ballet Shoes are 2 seperate Stock Photos. I reduced the opacity on the music picture then removed the background from the ballet shoes and arranged the it on top. The Flourishes either side are PSP Brushes that i picked up from somewhere (I can't remember where sorry, but if anyone recognises them then let me know and i will happily give credit for them!!)

I then printed it out and layered it on embossed cream cardstock. I am sorry but i didnt' get the chance to take a photo before the light went!! :(