Please read my "About my Tutorials" page before starting the tutorials, thank you.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Freedom Day



In this tutorial I used the tube Gingerbread
from package 42 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the kit at

The kit is called “Freedom Day” by
and is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 84 by

I used the font



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

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

  
Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 and fill with white.

Open pp10 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, move over to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open el29 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Open el25 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and place in position.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10.

Open pp6 and copy, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection.  Open your tube or the close up if you have one, mirror and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame.  I used the close up resized 75%.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.  Place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and merge visible.  I resized my tube 80%.

Open el19 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el22 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el21 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el26 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.   Also resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el27 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.




Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Unveiled





In this tutorial I used the tube “Unveiled” from
the new package 42 by
 Barbara Jensen.
The tube can be purchased at
Spend $10 on tubes in the qualifying period and
you get the free awesome bonus tube “Tied and True”!

I used a gorgeous new kit called “Sweetness” by
The kit is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 111 by

I used the beautiful font



If this is the first time you have followed one of my tutorials, please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting, thank you.

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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Open pp5 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 16 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80% and position on the edge of the mask on the right hand side.

Open 3 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15.  Open pp3 and copy, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, open it and close the original, pick your layers and merge visible.  I resized my tube 75%.

Open 9 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and rotate 70 degrees to the right, drag down below the merged layer and place in position on the left.  Duplicate, rotate the duplicate 40 degrees to the right and place in position.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open 15 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 26, paste as a new layer and duplicate. Mirror the original layer, rotate it 15 degrees to the right and position on the left.    Flip and mirror the copy and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open 2, paste as a new layer and drag up above the merged layer.   Resize 60% and duplicate, place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open 21 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, mirror, drag down below 2 and position on the left.  Paste the element on your canvas again, this time resize 70% and position on the right above 6.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open 14 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40% and rotate 15 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 25, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 70%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 6 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 24 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and rotate 15 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 12 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 11 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, 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, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.










Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Wild Cowgirls




In this tutorial I used the tube “Sheer Imagination”
from the fantastic new pack 42 by
Barbara Jensen, 
available at

The kit I used is called “Wild Cowgirls” by
This is an great kit and can also be found at

You will also need mask, I used mask 22 by

I used the font



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

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


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

Open pp6 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and place in position, we will come back to this later.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el27 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el25 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el28 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el22 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.   If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and merge visible.   I resized my tube 75%.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow, repeat the drop shadow changing the vertical and horizontal to -5.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, drag down below el11,place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).

Open el26 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Flip, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror and fliip, rotate 40 degrees to the right, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustements.

Go back to el6 (the frame), select the interior and expand the selection by 20.  Open pp9 and copy, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection.   Open your tube again or the close up if you have one, paste as a new layer and position inside the frame resizing as needed, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  I resized 75%.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and merge it down onto the paper.  Still on this merged layer, go to Effects – Photo Effects – Sepia Toning, set the amount to age to 75 and click ok.  Now go to Effects – Photo Effects – Time Machine, make sure the box “Photo Edges” is unchecked, click on the box “Early Colour”, that’s the fifth box from the left, set the intensity to 50 and click ok.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.






Tied and True





In this tutorial I used the awesome tube
"Tied and True" by
Barbara Jensen.
This is a bonus tube and is free if you 
spend $10 or more on tubes between now 
and midnight on 12th June at

I used an awesome kit called “Tied and True” by
The kit can also be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 84 by

I used the font



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

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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Open pp3 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open el25a and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%, position in the bottom, left hand corner and apply the drops shadow.

Open el25b and paste as a new layer.   Resize 85%, flip, position at the top, right hand corner and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, drag down below the flowers and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer on the top, place in position resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and merge visible. 

Open el31a and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down below the tube and place in position.  Select the interior of the locket with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and fill with black.  Open your tube again, mirror it and paste as a new layer, resize and position inside the locket, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity of the tube to around 60.

Open el9a and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and duplicate.  Position one copy behind the tube and below the flower and the other below the locket.  Apply the drop shadow to both elements.

Open el34a, paste as a new layer and drag up so it’s just below the tube.   Mirror, resize 50% and rotate 50 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4c and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el39 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and rotate 50 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el1b and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open el32 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, go to Adjust – Hue and Saturation – Colorize and set both values to “0”, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el36a and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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