27 April 2014

Truly, Madly, Deeply


This tutorial was written by me on April 27th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Truly, Madly, Deeply" is a gorgeous tagger-size kit by Honored Scraps, available at Heartbeatz Creationz.  Thank you for a beautiful kit Patty!

I used the beautiful art of Zindy S.D. Nielsen, available at her store HERE.  You must have a license to use.

Template #001 by Polka Dot Scraps.

Mask #105 by WeeScotsLass.

Plug-in: Xero Radiance

Font: I used Fragrance, a pay font.  A web search will result in multiple links.

*Note: when referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP; shift + d to duplicate.  Close the original.

Delete the credit layer.  Resize all layers 75% and change the canvas size to 750 x 750.

Activate the left heart layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open paper 10 and resize 60%.  Copy and paste as a new layer; invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Repeat these steps for the following layers.

Right heart: use paper 10
Square: use paper 11
Left top circle: use paper 6
Bottom right circle: use paper 6
Rectangle: use paper 13
Oval: use paper 10
Left circle: use paper 11
Right circle: use paper 11

Apply a drop shadow of choice to all the paper layers, or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 55, B: 3

For all the mat layers: use paper 1.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Gaussian, 75%, monochrome checked.  Apply a drop shadow of choice to all mat layers, or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 55, B: 10.

Activate the circle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Resize paper 3 60%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Do not deselect.

Resize the tube 95%, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the selection.  Tap delete and deselect.  Do not delete the original circle layer yet.  Apply drop shadow of choice to the tube or use V&H: 2, O: 55, B: 10.  Apply Xero Radiance using these settings:


Activate the original circle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Invert the selection.  Now activate the tube layer and tap delete.  This will get rid of the drop shadow on the mat.  Deselect and delete the circle layer.  Apply the drop shadow used on the other paper layers to the paper layer below the tube.

Now add the elements, I used:

#10: resize 30%; free rotate 15° left and sharpen.  Duplicate and mirror
#15: resize 30%
#18: resize 60%
#20: do not resize, paste this above the background layer
#27: resize 35%; duplicate and mirror
#32: resize 45%
#33: resize 45%
#42: resize 40%
#51: resize 20%, then 70%

Apply drop shadow of choice to all elements, or use my settings above.

Hide the background layer and the glitter layer.  Merge visible and resize the merged layer 90%.  Unhide the glitter and background layers.  Add a new raster layer above the background.  Select all.  Copy and paste paper 12 into the selection; deselect.  Apply WSL mask #105 and merge the mask group.  Reduce the opacity of the mask layer to 62.

Crop and resize your tag and add your name using the Fragrance font or a script font of your choice.  Size will depend on how much you resized your tag.  I used size 80, stroke 0, colour #772e2f.  Apply drop shadow above.

Add all applicable copyright and license information and save your tag as a png.  You're finished!

Thanks for trying my tutorial, email me HERE to show off your results.  :)

Hugs, Carol♥

25 April 2014

For The Fallen


This tutorial was written by me on April 25th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Deployment" is a lovely tagger-size kit by Horseplay's Pasture Designs, available at Scraps From The Heart.  Thank you for another stunning kit Bev!

Tube "Release" by The Vintage Angel™, available at CDO.  You must have a license to use.

Template #194 by Millie's PSP Madness.  Her temps are available as bulk downloads, links are on the left side.

Font: Typewriter OldStyle, HERE.

*Note: when referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.

Resize all layers 85%, change the canvas size to 800 x 750.  Delete the first three layers (Raster 1, 11, and 10).  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate layer 1; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open paper 6 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 50, B: 10.

Repeat these steps for the following layers:

#2: use paper 6
#3: use paper 2
#4: use paper 9
#5: use paper 16
#7: use paper 6
#9: use paper 11

Activate layer 8; select all, float and defloat.  Open paper 2 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer; invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Resize the tube 90%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as shown on my tag.  Use the eraser to remove any excess at the bottom but leave the wings showing outside the selection at the top.  Deselect.

Activate the freehand selection tool with these settings:

Selection type: Point to point
Mode: Add (Shift)
Feather: 0
Smoothing: 0
Anti-alias and Use all layers: unchecked

Draw a random selection along the edge of the wings, do not use a straight line.


Selections > Modify > Inside/Outside Feather > select "Both" and set feather amount to 7.  Click Ok.  Your selection will now look something like this:


Tap delete once or twice to soften the edge.  Apply drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 53, B: 12.

Activate layer 6, select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and zoom in to see the selection better.  Flood fill the selection with #1d1d15.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Now add your elements, I used:

#12: resize 25%
#13: resize 20%; duplicate and mirror
#15: resize 20%, then 80%; duplicate and mirror
#18: resize 70%; free rotate 12° left and sharpen
#25: resize 55%
#27: resize 60%
#34: resize 70%; duplicate, mirror and resize 85%
#36: do not resize.  Drop shadow V&H: 0, O: 21, B: 12
#41: do not resize; duplicate, mirror and duplicate once again
#48: resize 80%
#57: resize 60%
#59: resize 80%, duplicate and mirror, erase any excess

Apply drop shadow of choice to the elements or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 50, B: 10.

I added some text to the postcard using Typewriter OldStyle, size 5, colour #1d1d15.  I just typed some random words as it's too small to read anyway.  :)  Apply drop shadow above.

Hide background and merge visible.  Unhide background.  Crop and resize your tag, then add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Font used was Typewriter OldStyle and size will depend on how much you resized your tag.  I used size 60, stroke 0, colour #1d1d15.

Save your tag as a png and you're finished.  Thanks for trying my tutorial and email me HERE to show off your results!

Hugs, Carol♥

24 April 2014

Getting Ready For Spring


This tutorial was written by me on April 24th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Wildflowers" is a very pretty kit by Bluebird Design and is available at Heartbeatz Creationz.

I used the stunning artwork of Verymany.  You must have a license to use.

Template 002 by Polka Dot Scraps.

Mask #34 by Moonbeams & Spiderwebs.

Eye Candy 4000; Gradient Glow.


*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.

Delete the top three layers (copyright, spring wordart, wordart mat).  Resize all layers 85% and change the canvas size to 750 x 750.  Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate oval layer; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open paper 1, do not resize.  Copy and paste as a new layer; invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Repeat these steps for the following layers:

Left bottom circle: paper 3, apply drop shadow of choice, or use V&H: 2, O: 55, B: 8
Right top circle: paper 3, apply drop shadow above.
Diag rectangle: paper 7, resize 70%
Rectangle: paper 7, resize 70%

Resize the main tube 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange in the center of the tag, as shown.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 55, B: 14

Activate the large circle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Copy and paste paper 4 as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Copy the close-up tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize the tube 70% and arrange within the selection (see my tag for reference).  Tap delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light and lower the opacity to 75.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 55, B: 8.

Activate the medium circle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open paper 10 and resize 70%, then mirror and flip the image.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Tap delete, do not deselect.

Paste the close-up tube as a new layer and resize 50%.  Arrange as shown within the selection.  Tap delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light and apply drop shadow above.

Open Glitter 01 and Glitter 04 and minimize each.  Change the foreground to Pattern and select Glitter 01 from the drop down menu, Angle 0 and Scale set to 40.  Change the background to Pattern, using the same settings and choosing Glitter 04 from the drop down menu.

Activate oval frame; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the foreground pattern.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Apply drop shadow above.

Repeat these steps for the following layers:

Large circle frame: foreground pattern
Rectangle frame: background pattern
Medium circle frame: background pattern

Now add your elements.  Open "Flowers" and use your freehand selection tool to select the elements you wish to use.  Here's what I used:

Bouquet located at top right: resize 40%; duplicate and mirror.

Stem with leaves, located at the top, toward the center of the canvas: resize 50%; duplicate, mirror and flip.

Individual Bloom located at top left: resize 30%, duplicate and mirror, duplicate again and resize 85%.  Arrange as desired on the leaf stem, see my tag for reference.

Butterflies: I used both butterflies, copied and pasted individually.  Resize each 20%.  Duplicate as desired, resizing some a further 85%.

Apply drop shadow above to all elements.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 85%.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste paper 4 into the selection.  Deselect and apply Moonbeams & Spiderwebs mask #34; merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name using AL Charisma, size setting will depend on how much you resized the tag.  I used size 80, Bold, colour #22449d.

Apply Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow.  Under the Colour tab, select "Medium".  Under the Basic tab, change the Glow Width to 3, Soft Corners to 0 and Overall Opacity to 100.  Draw Only Outside Selection: checked.

Add all applicable copyright and license information and you're finished.  Thanks for trying my tutorial!  :)

Hugs, Carol♥

18 April 2014

Forest Fantasy


This tutorial was written by me on April 18th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Forest Pixie" is a beautiful tagger-size kit by Cindy's Creative Designs and is exclusively available at her store HERE.  Thanks for another gorgeous kit Cindy!

"Deer Girl" is a lovely tube by Christina Lank and is available at PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use her art.

Mask #1 by Horseplay's Pasture.

Font: I used Black Flowers Blossom, HERE.

*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 850 x 850, white background.

From the kit, open Frame 5 and resize 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Activate the magic wand with these settings:

Mode: Add (Shift)
Match Mode: Colour
Tolerance: 20
Use All Layers: unchecked
Contiguous: checked
Feather: 0
Anti-alias: unchecked

Click the work space anywhere outside the frame.

Open paper 12 and resize 90%; copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame.  Tap delete, do not deselect.

Open paper 13 and resize 90%; copy and paste as a new layer and move below the original paper.  Tap delete, do not deselect.  Leave this layer for now, we'll be using it later.

Resize ground 2 55%; copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on the right bottom side.  See my tag for reference.

Open the tube; copy and paste "Deer Girl Alone" as a new layer and arrange so it appears she's sitting on the ground.

Add the rest of the elements within the frame, tapping delete to remove any part outside the frame after you have it arranged.  I used:

lake 1: resize 90%
ground 1: resize 55%, arrange behind the lake on the left side; duplicate and move the copy to the right.  See my tag for reference.
trees 2: resize 80%, duplicate and resize 85%; mirror.
vines 3: resize 55%.  Arrange these in front of the tube to cover her nipples, if desired.  I made another tag without covering her up, you can see it HERE.  Remember it contains tasteful nudity!  If that offends you, please don't click the link.
trees 4: do not resize
home 1: resize 40%
flower 5: resize 20%, then 90%; duplicate and mirror.

Deselect.  Apply a drop shadow of choice to the tube and elements.  I used V & H: 2, O: 63, B: 10.

Hide the background layer and the paper layer above it.  Merge visible and resize the merged layer 85%.

Unhide the background layer and the paper layer.

Using the rectangle selection tool, draw a selection around your merged layer, like this:


Activate the paper layer and tap delete.  Deselect.  Move the paper layer above the merged layer to form another frame.  Resize the frame 95%.

Apply an Inner Bevel:


Effects > Texture Effects > Texture > Choose Wet Fall Leaves from the drop down menu, size 100% and use the default settings.

Now add the rest of your elements, I used:

bird 1 & 2: resize 40%
frog 1: resize 40%
flower 2: resize 35%; duplicate and mirror
grass 3: resize 60%; duplicate and mirror
vines 2: do not resize; flip, duplicate and mirror

Drop shadow all new elements.  Hide background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste paper 2 into the selection.  Deselect and apply HorsePlay's Pasture mask #1 and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name, size will depend on how much you resized the tag.  I used Black Flowers Blossom, size 80, stroke 0, colour #26371b.  Apply drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V & H: 2, O: 43, B: 6.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png and you're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial.  :)

Hugs, Carol♥

14 April 2014

Spring Equinox


This tutorial was written by me on April 14th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Spring Equinox Part 1" is a gorgeous tagger-size scrap kit by Gothic Inspirations and is available at her store HERE.  Thanks so much for another beautiful kit Jess!

"Paradise Bird" is a stunning tube by Alena Lazareva and is available at Up Your Art.  You must have a license to use her art.

Template #43 by Scrapity Scrap & More (aka A Space Between).

Mask #80 by Designs by Vaybs.

Font used: Plebya Swash 3, a pay font.  A web search will result in multiple links.

*Note: when referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.

Delete Raster 5.  Duplicate Raster 4 and move the copy below Raster 8.  Arrange behind the circle frame.

Activate Raster 9.  Select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open paper 3 and resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete; deselect.  Delete original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V: 0, H: 0, O: 50, B: 13.

Repeat these steps for the following layers:

Raster 6: use paper 10.
Raster 7: use paper 11.
Raster 2: use paper 3.
Raster 8: use paper 10; resize paper 60%.  Drop shadow settings: V&H: 2, O: 50, B: 10.
Raster 3: use paper 10, resize paper 60%.  Drop shadow using settings above.

Activate Raster 4; select all, float and defloat.  Open paper 13 and resize 55%.  Copy and paste as a new layer; invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the tube (the one just above the image) and copy.  Paste as a new layer and arrange within the selection as desired.  Tap delete and deselect.  Apply a drop shadow to the tube, I used V: 2, H: 2, O: 50, B: 10.  Change the blend mode to Overlay.

Repeat these steps for Copy of Raster 4.

Activate the top layer.  Copy and paste tube (b) as a new layer and arrange in the center, as shown.

Let's soften her hair's hard edge.  Activate your freehand selection tool with these settings:

Selection type: Point-to-point
Mode: Add (Shift)
Feather: 0
Smoothing: 0
Anti-alias and Use all layers: unchecked.

Draw a selection around the ends of the hair, like this:


Don't draw a straight line, as we want to minimize that.

Selections > Modify > Inside/Outside Feather > select Both, Feather Amount: 10.  Tap delete two or three times until you have something that looks like this:


Apply drop shadow to the tube using the settings above.

Add your elements, I used:

Branch: resize 40%; arrange behind the tube on the left side.  Duplicate, mirror and free rotate 45° left.  Refer to my tag for placement.  Sharpen.
Flowers 1: resize 50%; duplicate and mirror.
Flower 1: resize 30%; duplicate and resize 85%.  Arrange in front of original.
Flowers 2: resize 35%; duplicate and mirror.
Grass 2: resize 30%; duplicate as desired and arrange among the flowers.  Resize two of the copies 85% and arrange in front of the flowers.
Tree: resize 85%, paste above the background layer and arrange on the right side.  Erase the trunk that shows below the template.

Drop shadow all elements using the settings above.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 85%.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste paper 5 into the selection.  Deselect and apply Vaybs mask #80; merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png and you're finished.  Thanks for trying my tutorial!

Hugs, Carol♥

04 April 2014

You Gotta Kiss Some Frogs (FTU, Forum Set)

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This tutorial was written by me on April 4th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop.  It's an old-school type of tut using only a tube and PSP filters and is my first forum set tutorial.  I hope you enjoy it as I had a blast creating it!

I used the awesome artwork of Jaz Higgins, this tube is entitled Mini Frog Prince and is available at PSP Tube Stop.

Mura's Meister Copies

VM Distortion, Vision Impossible

DSB Flux, Radial Transmission

Eye Candy Textures, Texture Noise

Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow

Font: Ampir Deco, HERE.

Animation Shop

*Note - When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

Open a new image, 600 x 250, transparent background.

Resize tube 60%, copy and paste as a new layer.

Apply Mura's Meister Copies.  Select Wallpaper Rotate from the drop down menu and use the default settings, changing the number to 20.

VM Distortion Mission Impossible: apply using these settings:


Adjust > Blur > Motion Blur > Angle: 135, Strength: 100; repeat once.
Adjust > Blur > Motion Blur > Angle: 320, Strength: 100; repeat once.

Duplicate this layer.  Apply DSB Flux Radial Transmission using the default settings.  Change the blend mode to Overlay and rename this layer overlay.

Activate the original layer and duplicate twice for a total of three.  Rename each layer Noise 1, Noise 2 and Noise 3.  Hide Noise 2 and 3 and activate Noise 1.

Select Eye Candy Textures, Texture Noise and use these settings:

Under the Settings tab, choose Dot Noise.

Change the settings under the Basic tab to this:

(Click for larger image)

Hide Noise 1, open and activate Noise 2.  Repeat Texture Noise using the same settings, clicking the Random Seed button once.

Repeat these steps for Noise 3.  Hide Noise 2 and 3 and open Noise 1.

Activate the top layer and paste the tube (it will still be on the clipboard) as a new layer.  Move over to the right side, as shown on my tag.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, or use my settings: V&H: 0, O: 70, B: 15.

Activate the text tool and choose Ampir Deco font.  Set size to 36, stroke to 0, colour #201366.  Type "You gotta kiss a few frogs before you find your Prince!" or a text of your choice.  Position on the left side, as shown.

Apply Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow using these settings:

Under the Colour tab: select "Thin" and change the colour to #be94c5.

Under the Basic tab:

Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Draw Only Outside Selection: checked

Click OK.

Apply drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 65, B: 8

Add your name using the same text, size 65 and colour #be94c5.  Apply drop shadow above.

Time to create the frame.  Select all.  Selections > Modify > Contract > contract 3.  Invert selection, add a new raster layer and flood fill with colour above.  Deselect and apply drop shadow using these settings:  V&H: 2, O: 65, B: 10.  Apply drop shadow again using these settings: V&H: -2, O: 65, B: 10.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.

Open Animation Shop.

Insure Overlay and Noise 1 layers are open and Noise 2 & 3 are hidden.  Edit > Copy Special > Copy Merged.

In Animation Shop: right click on the work space and select "Paste as a new animation".

Back in PSP, hide Noise 1 and open Noise 2.  Copy Merged.

In AS: Edit > Paste > After current frame.

Repeat these steps for Noise 3.

In AS: Edit > Select all.

Animation > Frame Properties > change to 20.

View > Animation to check your work and see your tag in action.  Save as a gif and your tag is finished.

Now let's go back to PSP and make the matching avatar.

Open a new image 150 x 150, transparent background.  Select all.

Make the forum tag active; hide the copyright, frame, text and name layers.

Using the rectangle selection tool, draw a selection around the section of your tag you'd like to use as your avatar.  Here's what I did:


Now hide the tube layer.  Make sure Overlay and Noise 1 layers are open and Noise 2 & 3 are hidden.  Copy Merged.  Your selection should look something like this:



Make your Avatar active and Paste Into Selection.

Make the forum tag active.  Hide Noise 1 and open Noise 2.  Copy Merged.

Make the Avatar active, add a new raster layer and Paste Into Selection.

Repeat for Noise 3 (remember to add a new raster layer before pasting!).

Make the forum tag active and hide Noise 3 and Overlay.  The tube should now be the only layer open.


Copy.  Make the avatar active and add a new raster layer.  Paste into selection.  Deselect.

Add a new raster layer and select all.  Selections > Modify > Contract > contract 3.  Invert selection and flood fill with #be94c5.  Apply the same drop shadows used on the forum tag frame.

Add your initial and copyright/license info.  Follow the same steps in animation shop you used to create the forum tag and your forum set is complete!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I'd love to see your results.  Email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol♥

03 April 2014

Wearing the White Ribbon


This tutorial was written by me on April 3rd, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"White Ribbon Day" is a fabulous tagger-size kit by Designs by Stina.  Please visit Stina's blog HERE to find links to her stores.  Thanks for another wonderful kit hun!

I used the wonderful artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen.  Zindy was with MPT when I purchased this tube but you can now purchase from her own store HERE.

Template #499 by Divine Intentionz.

Mask #79 by Designs by Vaybs.

Font: I used Aquarelle, HERE.

*Note: When referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate; close the original.

Delete Raster 8, square frame and square back layers.

Resize all layers 85%; change the canvas size to 800 x 700.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate Raster 6; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open paper 3 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer; invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V&H 0, O: 70, B: 15.  Apply this drop shadow to Raster 2 as well.

Repeat these steps for the following layers:

Copy of Raster 6: use paper 3
Raster 4 and Copy of Raster 4: use paper 1
Raster 3 and Copy of Raster 3: use paper 10
Frame Back 2 and Copy of Frame Back 2: use paper 7 (do not drop shadow)

Activate Raster 1; select all, float and defloat.  Open paper 4 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Copy and paste the tube as a new layer and arrange of the left side within the selection, see my tag for reference.  Tap delete and deselect, delete the original layer.  Apply a drop shadow of choice or use my settings: V&H: 2, O: 65, B: 10.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light.

Paste the tube as a new layer and arrange on the left side of the tag.  Apply drop shadow above.

Apply drop shadow above to the frame layers.

Now add your elements, I used:

Bow 4: resize 35%
Clock: resize 45%
Flowers: resize 45%, duplicate twice
Lace Frame: resize 70%
Rose 1: resize 40%, then 90%.  Duplicate and mirror.
Rose 2: resize 40%.  Arrange the three rose layers as desired and then merge to one layer.  Free rotate 5° right and sharpen.
Word Art 4: resize 70%.  Duplicate and merge down (this darkens the image and makes it stand out more).

Apply drop shadow above to all elements.

Hide background layer and merge visible.  Resize merged layer 85%.  Unhide background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste paper 4 into the selection.  Deselect and apply DBV mask #79; merge mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name using the Aquarelle font, size 65, stroke 0, colour white.

Apply an Inner Bevel with these settings:

(Colour is white)

Apply drop shadow above.

Add all applicable copyright and license information and you're finished!  Enjoy your new tag!

I always love to see your results, email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol♥

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