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 Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use.
this is a limited tube that was done for one of his daily specials, so it may not be in the store
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU Peppermint Cutie 2 by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Kenan & Kel
Mask: Vix Big mask 1
Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.
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 29 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside on both sides with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 5 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
leave selected, open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 45% arrange in the frame, take your eraser tool and erase the parts of the legs that hang over the frame
add the following elements
element 47 resize 45% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 31 resize 55% arrange on top left
element 76 resize 55% arrange on bottom
element 6 resize 45% arrange on top right
element 11 resize 30% arrange on top right over the stocking
element 2 resize 35% arrange on right, behind the clusters layer
element 17 resize 45% arrange on bottom right
Apply paper 4 just above the white background
apply your mask, resize the mask 90%
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save