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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

For Love





In this tutorial I used a tube by
Anna Liwanag.
You can purchase Anna’s tubes at

I used the freebie kit “For Love” by

I used mask kk-iwy-rak-mask from
(just scroll down a bit from the link).

Font is



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 25%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste clock, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 80%, move over to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 1, resize 90% and position on top of frame 3.  Select the interior of this frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it, paste paper 2 into the selection and deselect.   Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste glitter o3, resize 70%, drag below both frames and position on the left, duplicate, position the copy on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste splatter 1, again resize 70%, position on the left, duplicate, move the copy over to the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste splatter 2, resize 50% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the copy, move it over to the left and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the close up tube, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste ribbon 1, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pates foliage 1, resize 50% and rotate 70 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste foliage 2, resize 50% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror and flip the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste flower 2, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 4, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 5, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste label 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste winged heart 1, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.



Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Midnight Delight






In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Midnight Delight”
from the latest pack 87 from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is called “Bliss” from
The kit is also available at

I used Vintage mask 04 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 25%, select all then float and defloat the mask.  Open paper 8, mirror and flip it, make a new layer on your canvas and paste it into the mask selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 1 and resize 75%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it, undo the mirror and flip on the paper and paste it into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste the tube, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.,

Paste element 43, resize 60% and mirror, drag below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 65% and duplicate.  Mirror the copy and position above the book on the left, position the original above the merged layer on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 32, resize 40% and duplicate.  Flip one copy and position on the right, mirror the second and position it on the left, apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste element 9, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position either side of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 20% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 42, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.






Sunday, 19 March 2017

Elation




In this tutorial I used the tube “Sheer Necessity”
from the latest pack 87 from
The tube is available at

I used the kit “Elation” from
The kit can also be purchased at

I used Easter mask hvm3 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 28%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 6, resize 55% and rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 90%.  Place both frames into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the tube, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 80%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 50%, duplicate, mirror the copy,  resize it another 90% and rotate it 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste frame 1, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 50%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 25%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 40, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 20%, duplicate twice, mirror one copy and rotate one 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.



Saturday, 18 March 2017

Garden Party





In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Embraced”
from the latest kit 87 from
You can purchase the tube from

I used the kit “Garden Party” from
This kit can also be purchased at

I used flower springmask 02 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste frame 3, resize 45% and rotate 90 degrees in either direction.  Duplicate this frame, flip the copy and place them into position.

Paste element 34, resize 90%, drag below the frames, duplicate, place both copies in position erasing the bottom of the trunk from the one on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 55%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 90% and position on the right, duplicate, resize the copy another 90%, mirror it, erase the smaller tuft now on the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 36, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 45%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 29, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 60%, drag below element 31, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 20% and duplicate.  Mirror one copy and position it below the watering can, position the original copy above the watering can and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 53, resize 18% and duplicate.  Position above the watering can, duplicate the copy, mirror it and position it on the top, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 37 below the top yellow flower, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Go back to the right hand frame, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame,  and paste paper 6 into the selection.  Duplicate this paper and position it below the left hand frame.

Paste the tube again, resize it 90%, position in the right hand frame, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Select the interior of the left hand frame, expand the selection as before and repeat the above with the tube mirrored then deselect.

Paste the mask just above the white background layer and resize it 34%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 10 in to the selection, deselect.  Delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper mask layer and merge the copy down onto the original.  Now use your Pick tool to squeeze the mask in a bit so its narrower and fits the tag better.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.