For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Juicy Bits, which you need a license to use. You can get it at her store HERE.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit called Love Notes, which is also by Juicy Bits.
Font of choice, I am using Carrington
Mask: WSL170 by weescotslass, you can find it HERE.
Plugins: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (optional for name text)
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 600x600 white.
Open Frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, rotate to the right by 45.
Take your magic wand, hold down the shift key and click inside each of the parts of the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 3.
Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer, drag below your frame layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard and leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, drag below your frame layer. If you are using the same tube as I am, resize by about 95%.
Take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang over the frame on the right side. (part of her skirt, her foot, and her shirt)
Now, take your eraser and erase the bits of her skirt that show above the middle frame and bottom frame on the left side. Do not erase her shoe or her head.
Deselect and duplicate what is left of your tube. Drag the duplicate layer above your frame layer and lower the opacity to around 20%. You want to be able to see the frame through your tube.
Take your eraser tool and erase the bits of her leg and skirt that show over the bottom part of the middle frame and then raise the opacity back to 100%.
Now you should have her shoe sticking out of the lower frame and her head popping out of the top/middle frame.
Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube layer and the frame. I used 1, 1, 50, 5.
Open paper 9, copy and paste it above your white background layer. Open your mask, go to Layers, New Mask Layer, From Image, and on the drop down box, find your mask and then click ok. Delete the mask and merge the group together. Rotate it to the left by 90.
Now it's just a matter of adding whatever elements you'd like into your kit.
I used the glitter, pasted it above the mask and dragged it so it showed over to the left side of the frame.
Then open Journal Tag2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70, rotate to the left by 40, image flip, add a drop shadow. Arrange it near the middle of the frames.
Open flower 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 40, arrange it on the right side where the top and middle frame parts come together.
Open flower 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 25%, arrange it over the other flower so it's how you like it, add a drop shadow.
Open the ribbonstriped element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 35%, add a drop shadow, drag that layer below the flower layers and arrange it how you want it.
Open notepad3, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 27%, add a drop shadow, arrange under her foot.
Add your copyright info.
Add your name. I did mine using #c91f44 with a stroke 1 using the same color to make it a bit thicker. Then I added a gradient glow of 4 using #b44500 and then added my drop shadow.
Crop your tag and resize, then save!