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.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Shape Up

The shape for today is hexagon. Which means the focal point on the card should be in the shape of an hexagon. I used the same shape for a card I did for Friday Sketchers challenge.

I struggle with what to do with this one. I ended up doing an hexagon shape and flood filling it with a blue gradient to help give it a feel of substance. Using a snowflake brush tip I painted a white snowflake on a new layer and applied it as an overlay. The snowflake looked as though it was attached to the blue hexagon shape...just what I was going for. I applied a white organza ribbon and bow...of which the edges are blue and green. Then I applied a font entitled snowdrift. Perfect! Challenge card is done.


  1. Hi, Jaggs! Brilliant idea to put a snowflake in the hexagon. Your sentiment looks wonderful with the snow on it :)

  2. Aha! A snowflake! How clever you are!


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