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.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simon Says...Red and Green

With Christmas approaching really fast these are a perfect color combo for this challenge. I have chosen to make but another Christmas Greeting Card. By the time the holiday does roll around I will have plenty to chose from.

The image on my card is from a coloring book page and with the help of PSP and some plug-ins I colored it in and added a few other touches. I removed the white background from the coloring page using a plug-in and that really made a difference. I then layered the image on a red and green plaid background. It looked okay but I thought the image was too small. I selected a square portion surrounding the image and cropped the whole thing to it. Now I have a square, the image and some of the background. I set that a side while I made another card and flood filled it with the plaid. I took the image and background that I cropped and applied it to the card. Much better. Card is looking great but it still needs that kick to send it over the top. My gold corners! I added the gold corners and that did the trick! Challenge met my card is done!


  1. Oh wow jags ,, I read how you made this and you speak a different language :-) I have no idea what you did but it was fabulous ! :-) Lovely card ! :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

    Lols x

  2. Beautiful creation!! I love the corners!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


  3. Oh what a gorgeous card.


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