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.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Just a Touch

Today's challenge for 365 Cards is about adding just a touch of color to a black and white image.

The image I choose is of a single perfect rose. I had wanted to use the image before, and I had always colored it completely in and it just did not look right so I did not use it. Now I see why. The image only called for just a touch of color...and it looks great.

As my background for the card I created a wide weave pink fabric in PSP and layered it over black. For the rose I created an organza fabric in white to layer it onto. That was my focal point. I created a ribbon to match the white fabric and put my sentiment on it. Challenge met, card is done.


  1. Girl, you need to teach classes in college on this stuff. you are magnificient. Beautiful

  2. Wow. That seems like it might be more work than a paper card!

  3. Very pretty card. I love that bit of pink-it makes a big impact for a small amount of color.

  4. Your card is so elegant, really awesome rose! Gorgeous background too!


Thank you for visiting today and taking the time to post a comment. Comments are always appreciated.