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.


Friday, August 28, 2009

365 Card Challenge - White Space

This challenge is called white space...don't
know why, it just is...well yes I do. Nothing
is to be put in the white space of the sketch.

The other day I made digital paper from
a scan of some fabric that I have. I made
buttons, brads, eyelet, ribbons, and other papers
to ordinate, using PSP. I decided to use some of them
in this challenge. I hope you like it!

In the comments Celeste had asked what part was the
fabric so I thought I share with you all the properties
of the card. Above to the right is the scanned image
of the fabric. Both ribbons were made from the scan. The
background paper was made from a selection of color from
the scan, then later texturized with PSP. The brads were
made from a rounded square selection of the background
paper. Last but not least the font was a choice from a
collection of installed fonts.

The papers and embellishments will be a part of an ethnic
digi packet that I am creating.


  1. nice are wonderfully techie...

  2. I really like how you made this card. The colors are wonderful. What a great idea to scan fabric...I never would have thought of that. So the question is...which piece is the fabric???

  3. Wonderful card, I love what you did with the fabric, great job!!!


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