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 Suzanne Woolcott, which you need a license to use. You can get it at her store, here.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using For the Love of Jewel, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find the kit here, and a link to the stores she sells at is on the right top side of her blog.
Font of choice, I am using
Missy Tag Template #414 by Missy at Divine Intentionz, which you can find here.
Mask: Vix Big Mask001 by Vix, which you can find here.
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, shift D to duplicate, close the original. Delete the "by Missy" layer and the brush layer.
Change the canvas size to 900 x 650 just to give yourself some extra room to work, and you can resize & crop it down at the end.
The background is hidden, so un-hide that and flood fill with white to fill in the blank areas from resizing the canvas.
Make sure the square 1 layer is active, click inside it with your magic wand, selections, invert, copy paper 3 and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect, add a drop shadow and delete the original square 1 layer.
Do the same for square 2.
Do the same for circle 1 and circle 3 using paper 2.
Fill circle 2 as above, using paper 4.
Make the frame back layer active, click inside it with your magic wand, selections, invert, open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, and leave selected.
Open one of your tubes, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange the tube inside the frame, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect. Add a drop shadow to your tube and delete the original frame back layer.
Do the same as above for frame back 2 and frame back 3, using paper 10, and using 2 other tubes, resize your tubes if needed.
On each of the 3 frame layers, make the frame layer active, click inside it with your magic wand, open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, deselect, add a drop shadow and delete the original tube layer.
Make your background layer active, copy and paste paper 8 as a new layer, image, flip. Resize by 114%. Apply your mask by opening the mask in psp, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. Delete the mask in the layer palette, then merge group. Lower the opacity to about 70.
Add any elements you'd like, adding drop shadow where you like. I added the following and if I resized them, the amount is beside it:
flower & leaf, resize by 70%, duplicate, mirror, arrange over both outside circles
basket of letters, resize by 25%
jar, resize by 20%
teapot, resize by 40%
sugar bowl, resize by 34%
teacup, resize by 28%
bird 1, resize by 20%
Crop & resize, add your name and copyright info as needed.