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 Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use. You can get it at PTE, here.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a Valentine Collab by Designs by Vaybs which you can find on her blog here.
Font of choice, I am using Miss Fitzpatrick
Mask: Vix big mask 19, here.
Plugins: Xero Radiance
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 650 x 650 white background.
Open frame2 copy and paste as a new layer, rotate by 90 and resize by 70%.
Click inside the frame with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3.
Open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer between the frame and background layer, resize by 70%, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer between the paper and frame. Arrange it in the frame, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Duplicate the tube, on the top layer adjust, blur gaussian blur 3. Change the blend mode to soft light. On the original (bottom) tube layer apply Xero Radiance with the default settings except change blue to 0.
Add a drop shadow to your frame and bottom tube.
Open WA4, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 82%, drag to the bottom.
Open WA6, resize by 63%, copy and paste as a new layer, add drop shadow.
Open element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 40%, add a drop shadow, arrange on the right, drag this layer below the word art layer we put across the bottom of the frame.
Open element 7, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 65%, arrange on the left, add a drop shadow.
Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer just above the white background. Open your mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. In the layer palette, delete the mask, click yes. Merge group.
Crop & resize.
Add text, copyright and credits as needed & save.