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 Bits-N- Bobs, which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a FTU kit by Inzpired Creationz, called Ah Honey
She has the freebie kits bundled, so you'll get several in one download.
Font of choice, I am using Menjelajah Halmahera
Mask: WSL84 by Wee Scots Lass Creations
Plugins: No outside plugins used
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 with a white background.
Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 85%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, invert
Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer (below the frame)
click delete on your keyboard.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 85%
arrange in the frame, take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang over the bottom of the frame
I used the following elements, check my tag for exact placement:
Heart 1, resize 50%
Flower 1 resize 40%, duplicate a few time, arrange around frame, mirror some
Bow 3, resize 30% duplicate, mirror
Hearts 2, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror
Cupcake 7, resize 35%
Ribbon 1, resize 45%, duplicate, mirror
pick two colors from your kit for the foreground and background,
and use the foreground/background gradient, with 2 repeats, any angle you want, I used 32
add a new raster layer just above the white background, flood fill with your gradient and apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save