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.

Jaggs

Thursday, September 10, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Technology

Wow this is a tough one. When I heard the word technology the first thing that comes to thought is my computer. To me there is nothing more interesting and gets updated all the time. You can buy the top of the line computer today and in two months it could be out dated. That in itself impresses me. Another thing is the software that is available for the computer that helps you to do a lot more then just type and store information.

I use PSP all the time to assist me in making my cards for all the different challenges. How do I get that across in my card for this challenge? Wow what a dilemma.

I think I am thinking to hard on this. Lets do something real simple. I have an image that I download from PCHug.com. I decided to use it as my focal point and leave everything else just plain and simple. I flood fill the background in white hearts to make it look embossed and added text to appear like I am in a chat on the computer with someone as my sentiment. I hope this is tech inspired enough...LOL

5 comments:

  1. Not only is it tech-inspired... it's tech-created! Now, that's a challenge met! :D Cute image, too. Love the slippers. LOL

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  2. This is SO cute!!! Love that bear image! ~~Pam

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  3. Such a FUN card!!!! Great job!

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  4. How cute! That's me in the morning (even with the bunny slippers!) - except I'd be sipping a diet coke instead of coffee!
    I love it!

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