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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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In this tutorial I am using art from the beautiful
Vintage Angel collection by Jessica Galbreth.
You require a license to use Jessica’s art,
you can get one here.

I am using a kit by Schnegge’s Scraps called
“My Name is Pixie”.
This is a really lovely kit with some beautiful elements
as well as two awesome poser tubes.
You can get it here.

You will also require a mask, I used my favourite mask, 
Monti's circle mask, here.

I used a Jellyka font, le grand saut, here.



As always, don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

Shadows are very important for a nice looking tag, I used different ones on this tag depending on the element, you can use mine or experiment with your own.

I re-coloured some of the elements in the kit to complement by tube. 


Open a new transparent canvas 550 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open p20_mnip_Schnegge and copy. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply your mask. Resize 90% and lower the opacity to around 60.

Open frame01_mnip_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 50, blur 5.

Open glitter_mnip_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and apply the same drop shadow as before but changing the horizontal and vertical to 2.

Open ribbon02_mnip_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and rotate 40 degrees to the left.

Open p14_mnip_Schnegge and copy. Select the interior of the ribbon with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the ribbon layer, paste the paper into the selection and then de-select. Go back to the ribbon layer and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 70, blur 10.

Open stars02-mnip_Schnegge and paste as a new layer, resize 70% and place in position.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as required, position so she is coming out of the frame and apply the last drop shadow.

Open flower02_mnip_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 90% and drag down below the frame and paper layers. Position the flower towards the top, left hand side using my tag for reference, duplicate this layer, mirror and flip the duplicate and position towards the bottom, right hand side. Apply the last drop shadow to both layers.

Open flower09_mnip_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 50%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open flower 11 and paste as a new layer. Bring this layer up above the frame layer, mirror, resize 55%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open birdcage_mnip_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 60%, place in position and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.

Open flower02_mnip_Schnegge again and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%, place in position and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 50, blur 10.

Open flower03_mnip_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.  Erase any of the stalk from the previous flower that is showing at the bottom of this flower.

Open butterflies_mnip_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow but changing the opacity to 70.

Check the position of all your elements then crop your tag and resize if required. Apply your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or as a png on a transparent background.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here








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