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, October 24, 2010

Trick or Treat

The Corrosive Challenge Blog has a theme challenge this week and I bet you cannot tell what it is. ;D I used images from to create this card. If you have not been to, check it out they have some really cool clip art there that can be printed and then cut out or used like I do digitally.

Making this card digitally really came in handy. I had the frame and four different stamps that I wanted to put in the frame with the part that should hang out shows. I duplicated the frame 3 times, each on it's own layer...and I duplicated each stamp twice, each on it's own layer. To get the image that I wanted for each stamp I had to place one stamp layer below the frame layer and the other just above it...easing from the top stamp what I did not want to show so the extended portion of the stamp was now above the frame...look at the now framed stamps you will see what I mean.


  1. Super cute card - those images are adorable and I love the layout. Thanks for playing the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

  2. This is really cute!!! I love the images and the little frames are so cute!!! THANKS for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge blog!!!


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