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 Verymany, which you need a license to use.
Tube available at SATC
Tube available at SATC
Scrap kit of choice. I am using With Love by Amy Maries Scraps,
it's part of a wonderful collab for Patty Beyer. You can find it at Treasured Scraps
Font of choice, I am using Orion Script
Mask: Monti's Circle Mask go part way down the page
and it's the one that says "Monti's Circle Mask" right above it.
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 pixels with a white background.
Open element 42, copy and paste as a new layer
Take your freehand selection tool set on point to point and start clicking around the gems in the frame.
Go about in the middle of each gem you click. Go all the way around your frame, once you get back to where you started, double click on your mouse.
You should have something like this:
(Click image to enlarge)
Click selections, invert, open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer just above the white
background layer, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard
Open your tube, mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the right.
Change the blend mode to soft light, deselect.
Change your tube back to how it originally faced, copy and paste as a new layer,
resize 60%, arrange on the left.
Now add your elements. I used the following (see my tag for exact placement)
element 16, resize 60% place on bottom in center
element 24, flip, resize 60%, arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
element 25, rotate right 30, resize 60%, arrange so it's just peeking out above element 24
element 36, resize 30%, arrange on right, duplicate and mirror
element 17, resize 60%, arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
element 18, resize 55% arrange on right
element 32, resize 20% arrange over one of the flower branches on the bottom right
element 35, resize 35% arrange on bottom right, under the branches & flowers
element 35, resize 75% arrange on right between some of the flower layers
element 2, resize 45%, mirror, arrange on right
Add paper 10 right above your white background and apply your mask
delete the mask from your layer palette and merge group
Crop & resize
add your copyrights and credits as needed
add your text and save