For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Marika-Individual Tube 2-1 which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Monti's IB-Marika-13-2
Both the tube and scrap kit are available at CDO
Font of choice, I am using Ravie
Plugins: no outside plugins
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 600 x 250 pixels with a white background
Copy and paste paper 6 above the white background
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer arrange on the left
add the following elements:
element 10 arrange behind and to the left of your tube
element 13 flip & mirror arrange at the top, below the tree layer, erase the light that shows between the tree and tube on the left
element 14 resize 25% arrange at the bottom on the right rotate left 25
element 2 resize 25% arrange behind and to the right of the mittens
element 19 resize 16% arrange in front ot the presents & mittens
element 16 resize 20% arrange between mittens and tube
make sure you are on the white background layer
make your crop tool active, at the top, click on "snap to layer opaque"
go onto your tag and double click
still on your white background, selections, select all, modify, set selection borders
set border width to 4
add a new raster layer at the top of your layer pallet
flood fill with #ffacca, deselect
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save