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.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Going Vintage

Today challenge is all about the "back in the day".
We were to use a vintage image on the card.

Wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I
searched the internet for vintage items hoping to
get some ideas. Nothing seem to hit me until I
came across the front cover of "Good Housekeeping"
magazine. The year was 1932, boy what a cutie. It
may me smile. That's it. It was the one. My image!

I did not want to use the whole image so I decided to
just select the boy. Now for the background. It had
to be something that would make the image stand out
while still having that vintage look. Check it out!


  1. that image, it is adorable!

  2. Your card totally rocks! I love the little guy and the background paper and brads (?) are great! It is so bright and cheery.

  3. Jaggs, good job on the vintage almost hard to believe this is done digitally.


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