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.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Your Love Warms My Heart

This card was created with the following challenges in mind:

A Spoon Full of Sugar...Snowflakes/Snow
Digital Tuesday...Never used stash
Tuesday Throwdown...Inchies (had to look that one up...had no clue...LOL)

I wanted my card to look like a hand made quilt...
For the background I used a quilt texture that I created for PSP and trimmed it with a border using a red gradient. I had a digi image of a pieced heart in my stash so I decided to use it as my POI. Using the pen tool in the color of the background I applied what appear to be ribbon to the top of the heart. I also used the pen tool in red to apply stitching around the heart. After adding the sentiment and snowflake overlay my quilted card for this challenge was complete. (Click twice on the image to see the detail)


  1. Adorable! I love your inchies! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  2. Such a creative and original card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing the DTC this week!

  3. Great job with the inchies!! Love the colors. :) Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

  4. Your inchies look great inside the heart. Nice quilted look Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.


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