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, September 24, 2009

365 Card Challenge - DIY: Pattern Paper

We are to make are own background paper for this challenge. I started out yesterday trying to decide if I should do the cut and paste or just make a digital card. Well I ended up doing both. I made the background paper by taking card stock and stamping it first with a resist using a round sponge. By doing this when I stamp the red and green stripes over it they would have a distress look to them. Well it worked kind of sort of. Any way I scanned the card into my computer and finished it in PSP. Challenged met card is done.


  1. this is gorgeous! great background paper and I love that medallion. Thanks for playing!


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