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 Anna Marine-Individual Tube 45-3 which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, A Little Love by Ladyhawwk Designs
Font of choice, I am using Ballerina Script
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 950 x 950 pixels with a white background
Open element 47 copy and paste as a new layer, resize 190%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 3 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected
Copy and paste your mirrored tube as a new layer,
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them, deselect
add your elements
element 10 resize 70% arrange on bottom left, duplicate & mirror
element 2 resize 65% arrange on the bottom, just right of the center
element 55 resize 55% rotate right 45 arrange behind and left of the birdhouse
element 26 resize 40% arrange behind and left of the paper
element 21 resize 50% arrange on the bottom right, under pink flowers, duplicate & mirror
erase the stem and leaves
element 7 arrange on the bottom, duplicate & mirror
element 72 resize 50% arrange between birdhouse and paper layer, duplicate, mirror, drag down below the paper layer
element 8 resize 30% arrange on the right
element 56 resize 45% arrange just above tube layer on the right
Add paper 7 above the white background
apply your mask, merge group
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save