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

My first 3D attempt

Have you seen those cards and/or pictures that have that 3D effect to know the ones...they have the same or part of the same image layered with a foam dot or dimensional glue dot between each layer so it stands out just a little...well I am trying to see if I can get that same effect digitally. While doing a search I found 3D digi stamps at Cuddly Buddly and decided to give it a try.

I figured if I put a shadow on each layer that I apply that should help give me the depth appearance.The card below is my first attempt at it. It is also for the Crazy 4 Challenges entry which is a sketch challenge this week.

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