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, December 5, 2010

Like a Moth to a Flame

I used mostly gradient fills to help color in this image to get the effect that I wanted. When using gradient fills I find that each element of the image has to be colored in on it's own layer to get a separate effect. Like for the leaves for instance...each leaf had to be colored in on a separate layer or the gradient fill would be spread across all three of the leaves.

The challenges involved in this entry are:

Allsorts...Use a candle
Card Patterns...Sketch
The Corrosive Challenge blog...Red and White


  1. Hi there

    What a great project, thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  2. Love that rich red colors! Thanks for playing along with CP this week!

  3. wow, how lovely! thank you so much for entering the Allsorts lightchallenge and good luck!


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