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

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Season Greetings

When I saw the sketch from Friday Sketch it just screamed snow globe. I made this shaker card for the following challenges:

Digi Doodle Shop's Best...Let it Snow
Stamp Something...Christmassy Colors
Friday Sketch...Sketch
Sew Many Cards...Snowflakes

I just love how this card turned out!

17 comments:

  1. This is stunning, absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. OMG this card is amazing!!! Beautiful:)

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  3. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at digi Doodle Shop's Best.
    Merry Christmas
    Julie

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  4. Love your shaker card with the snowflakes, great job. Thanks for playing with us at sew many challenges this week....

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  5. Very cool look! No pun intended. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

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  6. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  7. Visiting here from Michele's PSP site. I love your cards and especially the watercolor background on your site! I'm trying to incorporate some of my artwork with digital art. I love scanning something I've done and finishing it digitally (and reproducing it to get more mileage out of my efforts!) Like you, I love making cards too.

    Question for you - how do I or can I make a template in Corel PSP (using X2 on win7) for certain card sizes? What I'm doing now is creating the card front as one file and the inside as a separate file. Is there a better option? I haven't quite been able to figure out how to make the print layouts work for me. Maybe there is a plugin or something? I would so appreciate any suggestions to make this process a little easier.

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  8. Dianne would you please email me at jaggs@att.net so we can discuss your dilemma....

    Jaggs

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  9. WOW!! What a lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles shop`s Best
    Hugs ~ Tine

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  10. Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  11. Love the colours and snowy effect.Great card.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

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  12. Beautiful card. I love that it is a shaker box.

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.

    Mari

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  13. Wow!! What an amazing project! It's perfect for all the details. I do love it!!
    Thanks for join us at SMC, hope to see you next time.
    Hugs, ~darling Ho~

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  14. This is just beautiful. I love this card! :) what a brilliant shaker card :)

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  15. This is just wonderful - it's like a house from a fairytale!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

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  16. What a beautiful card, and a wonderful idea - thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something :) x

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Hugs,
Jaggs