Creating the Greeting Card
Open two new images in PSP, 425 x 725 pixels, transparent background.
If you are planning on doing more cards, save these settings to the presets, naming them 'Greeting Card'. Working side by side you will create the front and back first and in that order.
On the first I am using a tube. I will have to resize it to fit the card.
Select your color or colors for the text, then activate the Text tool (T). Choose your font. If you do not have a good selection of fonts you can search the internet for free ones. For my card I am using SplintHmk bold, Create as Vector = checked, Bold, Align = center, and Size = 60. (60 is not an average number so I had to type it in.) Your size will depend on whatever text you choose.
After adding the top text I added a drop shadow. Which drop shadow you use will be determined by what text you use. Using the Move tool, the text was put into place.
Next I changed color and size for the bottom text, added the same drop shadow and moved it into place. When everything is as I wanted it, I saved it.
Now to the back page. All this is printed on one page so we do the front and back at the same time. Select an icon for the back of your card. Don't make it too large and do use a drop shadow. Keep the text size small. Look at the back of a purchased card and imitate that. Keep the "Created by ..." personal and add the date. When you are satisfied, save it.