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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Dinner at 8!






In this tutorial I used the tube “Alma” from
You can purchase Stan’s tubes at

I used a beautiful nostalgic kit “By Invite Only” from
The kit can be purchased at

I used mask 63 from Simone at

Font is
This is the beautiful font that Dee used in the kit.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, pate paper 5 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste spray 1, resize 70% and place in position at the top.

Paste element 67, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 3, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 70% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47 small, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46 small, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the copy of the tube in the black dress as a new layer and resize it 25%.    Set your foreground colour to #ded8d1 and use your Change to Target brush to recolour the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 30%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Paste element 6, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 50%, drag below the watch, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20 above the watch,  resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 77 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51a, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 1, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 63, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 35% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 35% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, 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.










Monday, 25 July 2016

My Hero






In this tutorial I again used the tube “Matt” from
 I purchased this tube from PSP tubes Emporium but
a similar tube called “Revolver” can be purchased from

I used the kit “My Hero” from
This is one of the two military kits from
Carita and 
that can be purchased separately or with a
Discount using a code from

I used mask 1 from
Dees’Sign Depot
mask 0572 from
and mask 3 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 850, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection and apply Dee’s mask.

Make another layer, paste paper 1 into the selection and apply Trese’s mask with the “Invert mask data” box checked.

Open another transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.  Copy Dee’s mask, paste it on this canvas and resize 90% then copy Trese’s mask, paste it on the canvas and resize 95%.  You can delete the original copies of these masks now.

Make another layer, select all, paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect and apply Nae’s mask, again with the “Invert mask data” box checked and then drag this mask between the other two masks. 

Paste element 50, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 10, resize 50% and rotate 80 degrees to the right.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 7 into the selection and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste frame 8, resize 65% and mirror, drag below the merged frame layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, apply the drop shadow, place in position and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

Pate element 55 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 75% but it may be a different size from the Factory.

Paste element 19, resize 50%, drag below the tube, duplicate twice, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 43, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 27, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 30% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Paste element 39, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 30%, duplicate, bring to the duplicate to the top and mirror it, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 6, resize 40% and mirror, position below the top flower and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 46, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resizxe 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 30%, 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.






Saturday, 23 July 2016

Purple Heart







In this tutorial I used the tube “Matt” from
I purchased this tube from PSP Tubes Emporium
Which is now closed but there is a very similar tube called
 “Revolver” that can be purchased at

I used a fabulous kit “Purple Heart” from
This is Dee’s part of two military kits by herself and Carita Creations and
you can purchase the kits separately or save by purchasing both with a coupon from

Font is




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


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

Paste spray 4 and resize 75%.

Open spray 15, resize 75% and position top right, duplicate and move the copy down and to the left.

Paste frame 9a, resize 50% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 4 into the selection and deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste element 11, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 5b, resize 65% and use your Pick tool to stretch the word art out a bit wider, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80% but it may be a different size if you purchase from the Factory.

Paste element 3, drag below the word art, resize 80% and duplicate, place in position either side and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 48b, resize 25%, drag  above the word art, duplicate twice, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 49, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 40% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, duplicate, place in position erasing the parts that overlap with the join behind the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste spray 3, resize 75%, drag below the bullets, place in position and apply a drop shadow changing the vertical to 1 and blur to 5.

Paste element 9, resize 35%, drag below spray 3, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember  to change the settings back).

Paste element 2, drag to just below the bullets, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63 above the word art, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37a on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 60%and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 27, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 52g, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Go back to the frame, select the interior and expand the selection as before, paste the close up tube below it and, resizing as needed, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.   Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 80, apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 55 above the frame, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow twice.

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








Wednesday, 20 July 2016

High End




In this tutorial I used the layered tube “High End” from
the latest pack 82 from
This certainly is a stunner of a pack!
You can purchase it at

I used the kit “Vintage” from
You can purchase the kit also from

I used mask kk-iwy-rak from

Font is





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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 850 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, open the mask, copy it, paste it into the selection and resize it 90%.  You should already have the selection there, float and defloat the mask, open and copy paper 10 and paste it into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste element 2, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 45% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 4, resize 45% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below the frame and fill with colour #52412e.  Paste the close up tube, resize 65%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity on it to around 75.

Paste element 3, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 13, resize 35%, drag below the tube and books, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 45%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 23, resize 40%, drag between the two candelabras, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 29, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, 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 18 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, 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 it on a transparent background as a apng.