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 Michael Miles which you need a license to use. You can get it at Artistically Inclined Licensing.
Template 167 by Becky P.'s Creations.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Erotica by Pimp'd Designs, which you can purchase at Pimp My Tags W/Scraps.
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 your template, shift D to duplicate and close the original.
Delete the following layers: Credits, rectangle frame, rectangle frame fill, leaf outline, left frame 2 diamond fill, right frame 2 diamond fill, and leaf fill.
Change the canvas size to 750 x 600 and flood fill the rest of the background layer in with white.
As you add layers and elements, add a drop shadow as needed. I used 1, 1, 50, 5 throughout unless otherwise noted.
Make big circle 3 layer active, click inside it with your magic wand. Open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, make sure you are on the paper layer, click delete on your keyboard, deselect. Delete the original circle layer. (after this I will not tell you to delete the original layer -the actual template layer- just go ahead and do this each time you fill a layer with a paper)
Do the same with big circle 1, using the same paper as you did above.
Do the same for big circle 2, using paper 6.
Fill double big rectangle using paper 2.
Fill left frame 2 and right frame 2 using paper 6.
Fill left frame fill 2 and right frame fill 2 using paper 3.
Leave left frame and right frame as they are, just add a drop shadow (the top sets of frames that are sort of goldish colored)
Fill left frame fill and right frame fill with paper 1.
Go back and make the right frame fill paper layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert. Open your tube close up, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard. Change the blend mode to Luminance(L)
Mirror the tube close up and do the same with the left frame fill paper layer, arranging the tube within it, invert the selection and clicking delete on your keyboard. Change the blend mode to Luminance(L)
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer. Resize if needed. If you are using the same tube I used, I resized mine by 75%.
Add any elements you'd like. I added the following:
Staple, resize by 75%, put one on each corner of frame & tube layers. See tag for reference.
Flower 3, resized by 25%, put one on each rectangle and bottom left and right frame layers. See tag for reference.
Feather resized by 30%, rotate to right by 90. Duplicate and slide over, duplicate again and mirror, duplicate and arrange. I had two with the small edge facing right, two with the small edge facing left, and just arranged them together. See my tag for reference. Then merge them all together and drag down below the entire template.
Diamonds 2, resize by 35%, arrange on the top right, arrange between the bottom left frame & fill layer and the rectangle below it. Duplicate and mirror, drag duplicate over further left, and arrange below the rectangle layer.
Duplicate the left diamond layer, image flip, arrange and drag below all tag layers, just above white background layer. Duplicate this layer and mirror.
Add any text you'd like. Add name & copyright info as needed. Crop, resize and save.