Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album
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 Alicia Mujica (CDO Exclusive tube 9B) which you need a license to use. This tube is not available in Alicia's store, as it is a CDO exclusive tube and is only available at CDO. You use your CDO license with this tube.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Hot Cocoa Kisses Mega Kit by Monti
Font of choice, I am using
Mask: Vix Big Mask 1
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 850 x 850 pixels with a white background
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
now add your elements:
element 80 arrange behind tube on left
element 8 arrange on the right behind the tube and tree
element 50 resize 60% arrange between tube and house on bottom right
element 65 resize 40% arrange in front of tree on left
element 67 resize 40% arrange to the right of the other gift
element 7 resize 35% mirror & arrange on bottom right
element 90 resize 35% arrange on bottom right
element 26 resize 25% arrange on bottom left
element 27 resize 25% arrange to the right of the cup
Copy and paste paper 6 above the white background
apply your mask and merge group
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save