Digital Card Making with PSP

I love making my own greetings cards and thought that the card challenges would be a lot of fun. I have a lot of paper and pens...and the other things one would need to make great cards. I found myself trying to keep up with what is new on the market... then I realize all the stuff, the papers, glue, and stamps were getting very costly and I was running out of space to store it all.

That is when I decided to make elements for my cards in Paint Shop Pro aka PSP. PSP is a software that I have been teaching myself since version 3. Now using version 13 I have learned that the program can also create images and paint them as well. Light bulb went off...why not use it to make my cards and not just some elements for the cards. And so digital card making began for me...and boy has it saved me money.

This blog now consist of my creations that I have made using nothing but PSP. I found the challenge for me is to teach myself how to meet the different card challenges within PSP.

Well that is how all this digital stuff began...Just thought I share.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Checkerboard Background

The challenge is to create or use a checkerboard
background on your card.

On this card I created a layer of squares in PSP.
I added another layer and flood filled every other
square with a selected pattern. I added another
layer and flood filled it with the other pattern
that I chose. Now I have my checkerboard background
but the card was still toooo plain. So I added
the raffia and flowers which I colored to match the
background and found a really nice I have
my card!


  1. good for you to create this on the computer. It is amazing what you can do with PS. Love those carnations.

  2. I love the denim look with that pop of green. and those stitches make it even more fun. Great card, I love it!!


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