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.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

This was a masking challenge for The Corrosive Challenge Blog. You were to create somewhat of a scene using the masking technique. For me this was not a hard thing to do using the PSP program it is the same as layering. My card has 4 layers to it...the background paper, the snow, the bear pulling the bag, and the text. When I got everthing as I wanted it I merged the layers together to create my finished card. The snow layer I did twice because I wanted it in front and behind the bear so I sandwiched the bear between the two layers and eased what I did not want overlapping the bear from the top layer.

The Layers


  1. Hey...I digi-masked too :) Great're better at the PSP than I for sure. Love the plaid bg. Thanks for playing along at Corrosive!


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