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 Gabriella Szabo, which you need a license to use. You can get it at AIL, here.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Simply Irresistible by Jen's Sweet Temptations, which you can find here.
Font of choice, I am using Miss Fitzpatrick.
Collab template 1 by Deb & Kristin at Creative Misfits, which you can find here.
Mask: Vix big mask 1 which you can find here.
Plugins: No outside plugins
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. Resize to 600 x 520, then change the canvas size to 750 x 700. I filled the background with white to make it easier to see.
Delete the following layers: credits, raster 1, copy of raster 1, stars, raster 3.
Fill each of the different layers of the template by clicking on the layer in your layer palette, then take your magic wand, click inside the shape, selections, invert, copy and paste the paper, click delete on your keyboard and deselect. Delete the template layer and add a drop shadow to each of the paper layers as you go.
On the middle circle layer, once you click delete, do not deselect. Leave selected, then open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer. click delete on your keyboard. Then deselect, add a drop shadow to the circle layer.
Change the blend mode on the tube to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to about 50.
Open your mask, open a paper, copy and paste just above the background layer, apply your mask. Go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box. Delete the mask in the layer palette, then merge group.
Add your tube & apply a drop shadow
Add your elements & add drop shadow where needed.
Flower 9, resize by 60%, arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
Flower 7, mirror, rotate right by 17, arrange on right
BFly4, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange below your main tube, over the circle layer
BFly5, copy and paste as a new layer, arrang eon the right
BFly2, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the left side
Crop and resize.
Add your text, copyright and credits as needed, then save.