This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Tube of choice. I am using the beautiful artwork of Jennifer Janesko. You can purchase a license to use her art at CILM.
FTU scrap kit by Adelina called DCA Adelina Freebie BlogParty Thank you Adelina! ♥
Mask by Sabre called Braveheart Scrapkit Mask 1 found HERE Thank you Sabre! ♥
Optional plugin: Xero ~ Porcelain
Font used is The NautiGal, which is a pay font and cannot be supplied.
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Open up a new transparent image 650 x 600 pixels and flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer ~ select all
Copy paper pp1, paste into selection, select none.
Open Sabre braveheart mask1, minimize
Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from image, find mask 'n apply.
Delete mask from layer palette, layers ~ merge group.
Duplicate the mask layer 2 or 3 times.
Add a new raster layer above your mask layers, select all
Copy paper pp2 ~ paste into selection, select none.
Resize this paper layer by 80%.
Rotate 5 degrees to left. Sharpen. Colorize ~ Adjust hue 255, saturation 230.
Open beige lace ~ resize 600 pixels wide. Copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Rotate 95 degrees to left. Sharpen.
Back to pp2 layer, using magic wand click on outside of paper
back to lace layer, press delete to rid of any overhang. Select none.
Open doiley, resize 22% ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer, place BELOW the lace layer.
Open gold branch, resize 20%. copy 'n paste as a new top layer
Rotate branch using pic tool. Flip and place as desired.
Duplicate this branch ~ mirror ~ place as desired
On first branch layer, select All ~ selection float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer, flood fill with # 004000. Selection none.
Change the blend mode of this layer to Hard Light and reduce opacity to 67%.
Do the same with the other branch layer.
Open journaling paper ~ resize 24% copy 'n paste as a new layer. Rotate 90 degrees to right.
Paste the journaling paper again, rotate this copy 95 degrees to right. Resize 90%. Sharpen.
Open tube of choice ~ resize as needed ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer. Rotate tube 5 degrees to right.
Place over top journal paper ~ change blend mode of tube to multiply
Drop the opacity of the tube to approx 50% and erase part of the tube that overhangs the inner part of the journal paper.
Erase small areas at a time (see reference tag)
When happy, change the opacity of this layer to 85%.
Try experimenting with different blend modes and different opacities to suit your tube.
Optional: Apply plugin Xero ~ Porcelain standard setting to tube if desired.
Open key cluster ~ resize 15% ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Open resized lace again ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Place over top journal paper. On top journal paper, using magic wand , click outside the journal
back to lace layer, press delete. Select none.
Erase with the eraser tool more of the lace to make it look like its wrapping around.
See reference tag. Duplicate and rotate duplicate copy with pic tool. Sharpen.
Open brad, resize 10% copy 'n paste as a new layer. Place over top lace borders.
D/S all your layers with your favorite setting, except for the doiley use ~ 1,1, 50, 5 blur, #404040
Now to personalize your tag, add flowers of choice, butterfly, and staples, resized to your choice. Use pic tool to rotate staples.
D/S all your added embellishments, except the staples.
Resize complete tag by 90-95% bicubic if desired
Add your copyright, watermark, URL and name
Merge all flatten and save as a .png or .jpeg.