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.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Stampin Saturday

Wow it took me an extra day to figure this one out.
I knew what I wanted but did not know how to get
there. I ended up using another program

In PSE there was the heart stamp that I wanted to
use. I stamped it 6 times each on it's own layer.
I then chose a brush with a watercolor canvas and
painted each heart a different color. I set the
opacity to 75% on all layers. I overlap each layer
so they were all connected. Now I have my image.

I took the image into PSP because I knew the program
better. Here is where I added the background as a
gradient and then gave it a blinds effect. Below is
my resulting image.

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