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, October 1, 2009

365 Card Challenge - 4 Elements

Wow it is October and the beginning of a new month at 365 Cards. Well the site started the challenges off with a bang. In my opinion this was not an easy task. I was thinking to hard again I suppose. Anyway the challenge is to divide your card into four parts representing the four elements.

I once again decided to go with the mosaic effect. I applied it to each element image sphere which I created. I place the spheres on the card, but it was missing something. I am making this to hard...doh! Anyway...it was the background, right now it is just plain white with four colored spheres. I checked in my click art program and found a background that I thought would be perfect. It worked!

This was wild. I had the image completed and was about to upload it when I realize the card was not divided into four sections. The elements were there all right but not actually divided. So I had to rethink everything. I like the image I had created and I really wanted to use it but how. Well I did a little slicing and dicing to get my 4 sections. The image is now divided...LOL Challenge met, my card is done!

5 comments:

  1. Hey Jaggs...great take on the challenge that really was a challenge :)

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  2. i like how you have the hands holding them :0)

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  3. Very clever take on the challenge.

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  4. I love it! Very artistic. And very beautiful!

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  5. Wow! I really love what you've done. It looks like a hand and it's really a powerful scene if you think about it (in a spiritual sense, for me). You did a SUPERB job with this challenge! I love it!

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