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, September 11, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Pretty Pattern

This is going to be a lot easier challenge then yesterday's. Well maybe I just thought to hard about yesterday's challenge and it was not really that hard...any way. Today's challenge is all about the gingham plaid. You have to use it on an article of clothing on the card.

Not a bad challenge. I opened up one of my images that came in the Mysterious Scrap girl packet in PSP and work everything around it. In that same packet was a lavender gingham plaid digi paper, wow what luck! I flood filled it as a background. The top on the image was a lavender flower print, that would not do. I selected the top, added a new layer and flood filled it with the same gingham paper but on a smaller scale. Perfect! I created some yellow glass eyelets in PSP to bring out the yellow in the top and added them to the corners of the paper that I put the focal image on. Next I added some flowers, which were also in the packet to the bear's paw as though she were holding them.

Now for the sentiment. I created a strip of organza ribbon just below the focal point image and added the yellow eyelets to each side. On it is where I put the sentiment. Card done, challenge met!


  1. Now this is just toooo cute. The colors are my favorites, so don't be surprised to see the same color combo on mine.

  2. What a sweet bear! Love her shirt ;)


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