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 dolls that came with the kit. If you also use them, you have to credit them as you would a tube, and that info is included in the folder within the kit.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Strawberry Kisses, which is a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps, which you can find here. A list of the stores she sells at is on the top right of her blog.
Template: Tracy's Template #56 at Freebie Friends, which you can find here.
Font of choice, I am using
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 the template, shift D to duplicate and close the original.
Delete the credits layer.
Change the canvas size to about 750 x 600 so you have some room to work. Also add a new raster layer, flood fill with white and send to the bottom. The white layer just makes it easier to see what you're doing.
Make bracket 1 layer active in the layer palette, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Deselect, add a drop shadow and delete the original bracket layer.
Do the same for the bracket 2 layer.
Make the oval layer active, click inside it with your magic wand, selections, invert, open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Deselect, delete the original black oval layer.
Add a drop shadow to the glitter oval layer.
Make the circle layer active, fill it the same way you did the brackets, using paper 14. Leave it selected.
Open the strawberry bouquet element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%. Arrange to the right, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Duplicate the strawberry bouquet, mirror and arrange on the left side. Merge down, add a drop shadow.
Delete the original circle layer, add a drop shadow to the paper layer.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, add drop shadow.
Add elements. I used:
Bow, resize by 18%, place on right, duplicate, mirror, add drop shadow
Strawberry bunch 2, resized by 12%, arrange in her hands, adjust sharpness, sharpen, add drop shadow
Grass, resize by 30%, duplicate, image mirror, merge together
Umbrella, resize by 30%, add drop shadow, place on left side of grass
Strawberry 2 & Strawberry 3, resized by 15%, place on the left under the umbrella, mirror one of them, add drop shadow
Teapot candies, resize by 20%, drop shadow, arrange on right side of grass.
Sweet word art, resize by 27%, add drop shadow, arrange to top left.
Crop, resize, add text, credits and copyright as needed.
Save & you're done!