Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to spoil your Dad and show him just how much you appreciate him. And if there’s one thing he will treasure on this special day, it’s a card lovingly handcrafted by his favorite son or daughter (in other words, you!). But before you start to freak out and say “I don’t know how to design a homemade card,” we’re here to point you in the right direction. With BeFunky’s Card Maker, you can easily design a beautiful card using range of pre-made templates, which have already done most of the work for you!
Designs to Suit Every Dad
Whether your father is crazy about color or more of a minimalist man, there’s a range of pre-made Father’s Day card design templates to suit him. To access them, open the Graphic Designer Toolset and click on Greeting Cards, followed by Father’s Day. Then, simply select the design of your choice to open it and start customizing.
Quick TipYou’ll have the option to create a card with or without a photo on it, and there are a number of templates for both of these options. Also, keep in mind you can delete a photo from any template and insert a new one by going into the Image Manager menu.
Work Some Word Magic
To edit the text with your own heartfelt message, just double-click on the text you want to change and start typing. If you want more text options, simply click on the desired text once and a Text Properties toolbar will appear. Here you can change the Opacity, Font Size, Spacing, Paragraph, Color and Font Family, if you wish. While one font creates a cohesive look, it can be a little boring, so try using more! Two perfect typefaces that work well together are Serif and Sans-Serif. But really, using a combination of any 2 – 3 fonts from BeFunky’s Text Editor in your card will create a design that even Hallmark would envy!
You can also re-arrange the text on your template for a fun new design. To do this, click on the text once, and then a frame will appear around it. Next, use your mouse to drag the text into it’s new position.
Quick TipA great rule of thumb is to use a curly or brush stroke font for the main text or heading, and then a more basic (and easily readable) font for the larger chunks of text.
Make It Your Own
This is the part where you get to truly own your design! To replace a photo on the template with one of your own, just click on it and the Image Properties toolbar will pop up. Next, click the Replace Image button and the Pictures folder on your computer will appear, allowing you to upload your own photo.
You can also take your photo to a whole new level by adding some of the awesome Effects, Textures, Overlays and other features available in BeFunky’s Photo Editor. To edit your image, click on it and an Image Properties toolbar will pop up. Then, click on the Open Image in Editor button.
Quick TipTo really warm Dad’s heart this year, choose a photograph of you and him together for your design.
Elements That’ll Make It Pop
Once you’ve customized the text and images on your Father’s Day card, it’s time to assess whether it needs some additional pizzazz!
The Card Maker has a wide range of fun Design Elements, which you can add to your card to truly make it pop. Perhaps you want to break-up certain sections of your design with decorative lines. Or, maybe you want to add a quirky frame to draw attention to specific text. With BeFunky, you can do it all! There’s also an array of symbols which instantly give your design a professional edge. Whether it be Arrows, Ribbons, Shapes, Ornaments, Badges or Illustrations (just to name a few), you’ll be able to find it on the Card Maker. To access the Design Elements, click on the main menu on the far left-hand side of your screen.
Quick TipYou can also find categories within the Design Elements section that contain symbols perfect for particular occasions, such as weddings, baby showers, birthdays and travel.
From the Designer to Dad
Once you’re happy with your design, all that’s left to do is to print it out! Standard printing paper will work fine, but for that extra special (and ultra-professional) touch, we recommend using a thin cardboard or photo paper with either a matte or glossy finish. This will make your Father’s Day creation even more durable so Dad can admire it for years to come.
Putting a smile on your Dad’s face this Father’s Day couldn’t be easier thanks to BeFunky’s Card Maker. Create your Dad-tastic Father’s Day Card today!