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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Take my Heart




In this tutorial I used the gorgeous layered tube “Chicklet”
from the latest pack 77 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

I used a gorgeous kit called “Key to my Heart” from
This is your last chance to purchase Carita's kits at

I used the mask from the “Burning Love” freebie from

Font of choice.



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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 650 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all and paste paper 4 into the selection.  Paste the mask as a new layer, resize it 26%, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the paper, deselect and delete the mask.

Paste element 13, move it up towards the top of the mask and then use your Pick tool on the bottom to stretch it down more.

Paste element 30, resize 80% and move into position.   Select the interior of each part of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it,  paste paper 9 into the selection and deselect.  We will come back to this. 

Paste your main tube, resize 66%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 60%, mirror and flip, rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 60% and rotate 130 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position, erase the part of the stalk that shows at the base and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 65% and rotate 70 degrees to the right, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 28, resize 110%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now.

Paste element 10 on the top, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 40% and duplicate, resize the duplicate another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 23, resize 25% and rotate 50 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the close up tube between the paper and the frame, resize 75%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, position in each section of the frame , expand the selection as before, invert it and hit delete on the tubes.  Deselect, change the blend mode on the tubes to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Check your layers again and then, when you are happy, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.


Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Top Hat



In this tutorial I used the gorgeous art of
You need a license to use Maryline’s art, available at

I used a beautiful kit called “Christmas Gala” from
The kit can be purchased at

I used photo mask 6 from Masques 2 from

I used the windows font “Impact”.

Script font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 850 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all and paste paper 5 into the selection.  Paste the mask as a new layer and resize it 50%.  You should still have the canvas selected so float and defloat the mask, invert the selection and hit delete on the paper, deselect, delete the photo mask layer, duplicate the paper mask layer and merge the copy down onto the original then rotate it 10 degrees to the left.   We will use the Pick tool on the mask later to narrow it a little.

Paste element 73a, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 95%, drag below the window, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49 above the window, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 62, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81a, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74a, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 30% and rotate 50 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments using your Pick tool on the mask to make it a little narrow.

Set your background colour to #f2e7cc and foreground to #fefcf0, open the text tool , find the font Impact set the stroke width to 2 and type  the year“2016” (font size will vary according to which version of PSP you are using).  Place in position just above the mask.

Crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.


Monday, 28 December 2015

2016




In this tutorial I used the fabulous layered tube “Carmine” from
Barbara Jensen.
The tube can be purchased at

I used the gorgeous kit “Bring on the Bling” from
There is just a short time left to purchase Carita’s kits
available also at

I used mask 0617 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.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, open the mask and mirror it, apply to the paper with the “Invert mask data” box checked and then resize 85%.

Paste element 33, resize it 50% and move into position, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 4 into the selection.   Paste the close up tube mirrored, resize 70% and position in the element, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 13, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 55% and duplicate,  position one copy on the top on the right and position the second on the left just above the mask.

Paste element 12 on the top, resize 50% and place in position, duplicate, flip the duplicate, position below the frame/tube/paper layers  and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 2, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3a, resize 40%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 22, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 36, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 40% drag below element 25, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 12 again, resize 45% and rotate 60 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, then export on a transparent background as a png.


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Santa Babe





In this tutorial I used the fabulous bonus tube “Twisted Sister” from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase Barbara’s tubes from

I used the fabulous kit “This Christmas” from
Carita’s kits can also be purchased at

I used the freebie photo mask mask 2013 from

You will also need the 20-20 mask

Font is



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


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

Make a new layer, select all and paste paper 6 into the selection.  Paste Ems’ photo mask as a new layer and resize it 22%.  You should still have the original selection you made so float and defloat the photo mask, invert the selection, activate the paper layer and hit delete, deselect and delete the photo mask layer.

Paste the main tube, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Put this canvas aside now.

Copy your merged tube again,  paste it as a new image and mirror it, I left the Santa hat off this time.  Crop this tube something like my screenshot below then apply the 20-20 mask, erase any of her leg that is still showing and paste it on your original canvas just above the mask layer.  You can delete the cropped tube canvas as we will not need this again.



Paste element 8 and resize 60%. Select each interior part of the element, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste paper 5 into the selection.  Paste the tube again, resize it 90% and position in the element, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminous Legacy” and apply the drop shadow to the frame, close off all your layers apart from these three and merge visible, rotate 10 degrees to the right and move into position.

Paste element 1, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 70% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 17, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 15% and duplicate, rotate the original 80 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 29, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7 on the top, resize 20%, 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.