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

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We are a Perfect Pear

When I saw the challenge for Papercraft Star, I knew just what I wanted to do. The challenge is a photo inspiration. I have a digi kit titled a perfect pear that I thought would work perfectly for this challenge. I also included the challenge for Simon Says which is to use punches.

To create my card I used a textured digi paper that had the colors and some cool texture to it as my background. To that I added some green suede material digi that I punched an edge from and also used a pear punch, that I created from the pear embellishment and a heart punch in 2 sizes. I also created an alpha pear sticker from a photo of pears and added that as well. Adding some text on a path and a ribbon finished off the card.

5 comments:

  1. This is really cute, I love that heart border!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Star this week!

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  2. This is so pretty! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Dorcas
    http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

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  3. Yup, the heart border is gorgeous all right. I love that you went with the pear - (hardly anyone else did!) and your colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Papercraft Star - looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us for the future !

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  4. Sweet image and wonderful details.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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