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 Jennifer Janesko which you need a license to use. I got my tubes at CILM when they were open, but she is now at CDO.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Dreamer, a PTU kit by PolkaDot Scraps, available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps.
Font of choice, I am using Digs My Hart
Plugins: Mura Meister Copies
Some things that are done over and over I am going to abbreviate as follows:
O/C/P = Open copy and paste an element or paper
C/S/I = Click inside with magic wand, selections, invert
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.
Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 850 x 850 white background.
O/C/P frame 1, resize 80%
C/S/I, O/C/P paper 2, click delete on your keyboard,
leave selected, O/C/P your tube as a new layer,
and arrange inside the frame. Click delete on your keyboard.
Orb 1 & orb 2, O/C/P and arrange side by side at the top of the tag, merge down, resize by 80%
Apply Mura Meister Copies with the following settings:
Drag it down so it surrounds your frame. Duplicate, mirror and merge down.
Now we'll add our elements. Look at my tag for placement
Sparkle 1 arrange over top of frame and tube.
Clouds, resize 55%
Umbrella, resize 75%
Flowers 1, 2 and 3, resize by varying amounts and arrange along the bottom
I resized them all somewhere around 25-35%
Ribbon 1, resize 80% arrange through the flowers
Berry, resize 20% arrange on bottom with flowers
Scatter, resize 55% rotate right 20
Bird, resize 25%
Crop and resize
Add your copyrights and credits as needed
Add your name and save