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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 tube "Bling Bling Birthday" by
Verymany which is available at

The matching kit, also called Bling Bling Birthday, is by
and is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 122 by

Font is 



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting the tutorial, thank you.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 575 and flood fill with white.

Open SkyScraps-R-PP6 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 SkyScraps-R-E47 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and position in the top, left hand corner of the mask.   Duplicate three times, mirror and flip the duplicates and position in the other corners of the mask. 

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, move over slightly to the left and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 55%.

Open SkyScraps-R-E51 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E22 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, rotate 10 degrees to the right and place in position.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and fill with black.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one, mirror it then copy and paste as a new layer.  Resize as needed and position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, deselect.  Lower the opacity on the tube to around 45 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  I used the close up tube resized 75%.

Open SkyScraps-R-E55 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 45%, drag down so its just above the tree, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E50 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, mirror, resize 75% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E31, paste as a new layer and drag up so it’s just below the tube.   Resize 80% and place in position.

Open SkyScraps-R-E47 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E54 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55% and apply the drop shadow but make sure the box “Shadow on a new layer” is checked then erase the top part of the shadow that is on the clear part of the glass.

Open SkyScraps-R-E19, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 70%, place in position, duplicate, mirror, drag down below the original copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open SkyScraps-R-E57 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E39 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E11 and Pste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E37 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E36 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E12 and paste as a  new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-R-E30 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments and when you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.












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