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 one of the tubes that came with the scrap kit. It is by Lisa at Sophisticated Imaging.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Masquerade Ball by Wicked Princess Scraps.
Template 2 by Deb & Mich at Creative Misfits Creations. It's the 4th one down. Just click on the link above the templates where it says Deb & Mich.
Font of choice, I am using
Mask: WSL mask 302, which you can find at Weescotslass Creations.
Plugins: No outside plugins used.
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 your template. Delete the Copyright, and Raster 1 and 2 layers. I resized mine (all layers) so that it was 575x441 and then changed the canvas size to 650x650. This made the size of the template smaller and then gave me room to work. We'll crop any excess off at the end. I also added a new layer above the background layer and flood filled with white and deleted the background layer that was there. I just find it easier to work with doing it that way.
Make raster3 layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat. Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange how you like it, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect and delete the original layer.
Do the same for the oval frame layer picking a darker paper to use (I used 9), then add a drop shadow.
Repeat for the circle layer. I used paper 16.
Make the white dots layer active, and make the color replacer tool active. Set black as your foreground and white as the background and then go over the dotted layer with the color replacer tool. This will change your dots to black.
Make the diamond dots layer active, use your dropper tool to pick the color of the diamond dots and make it your background color (right click) then left click on a dark color from the paper you used in the circle layer.
Now go over all the dots in the diamond dot layer and diamond dots 2 & 3 layers and change the colors.
Click inside the big diamond layer, selections modify, expand by 3. Open paper 19, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 65%, selections, invert and click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.
Open a tube of your choice, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange into the diamond as you like it, click delete and deselect.
Go back to your big diamond layer, selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new layer above the diamond layer and below the paper layer you just put on. Flood fill with the dark color you changed the dotted lines to.
Deselect and delete the original diamond layer. Add a drop shadow.
Duplicate your tube layer. On the top layer blur, gaussian blur of 3, change the blend mode to soft light. On the original layer, change the blend mode to Luminance (L).
Fill the left and right diamond layers as instructed above.
Copy and paste your tube, resize if necessary. If you use the same tube I did, I resized by 64%. Add a drop shadow.
Add any elements you like, resizing as necessary.
Open a paper of your choice, paste it above the white background layer. Open your mask, layers, new mask layer, from image, find your mask in the drop down box, click ok. Delete the mask layer, merge the group. Resize mask if necessary and I changed the opacity of mine to 56%.
Add your name, copyright and other credits as needed.
Crop and save.