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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 used the fabulous art of Barbara Jensen.
You need a license to use Barb’s art,
I purchased mine for this tube here.

The kit is called “Blood Bond” and is by
Absolutely love this kit, thank you Cora!
You can get it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 356, here.

Font is Buffied, here.


As always, my reminder to you to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating. This is essential for a good looking tag as it makes things a little blurry.  You can check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

Unless otherwise stated in the tutorial, I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open pd12-pp-01 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open pd12-frame-04 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%.

Open pd12-pp-04 and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection.  Deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Open your tube, duplicate and close the original, choose your layer options then copy merged and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place in position in the frame.

Open pd12-print-01 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below the frame and paper layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-blood-02 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 63%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-cloud and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and move up a little.  No shadow on this layer.

Open pd12-moon and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and position in the top, right hand corner.  Apply the drop shadow but change the opacity to 30.

Open pd12-angel-statue and paste as a new layer.  Drag up until its just below the tube, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the opacity back to 80).

Open pd12-sparkles-01 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.

Open pd12-mesh-01, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 50%, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 80, blur 3.

Open pd12-ribbon-04 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the original drop shadow.

Go back to the angel statue, open your erasor tule and set the size to 50 and the opacity to 10, run the tool around the bottom of the element until the hard line at the base has blended in.

Open pd12-envelope and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-flower-01 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-heart-01 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-button-01 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-flower-02 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-heart-02 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd23-pin and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and rotate 40 degrees to the right. Place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.  Erase some of the pin out so its sticking through the heart.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text.  I used paper 12 for the fill on my text with no outline and then applied an inner bevel and drop shadow.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, you can email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!





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