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Friday, 31 October 2014

Joy to the World






In this tutorial I used the beautiful layered tube “Red Robin”
from the latest pack 63 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Joy to the World” from
A lovely kit in alternative Christmas colours.
The kit can also be found at

I used two masks, Wintermask 1 by
and mask 1, also by Dee,

I used the font



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection and apply mask 1.

Make another layer, paste paper 9 into the selection and apply the wintermask, deselect.

Paste element 19 as a new layer, resize 70% and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 28, duplicate it and close the original.  Resize 40%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 3, make a new layer on the bottom and paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge visible, copy and paste on your main canvas.  You can now delete this image as we won’t be needing it again. Duplicate the merged image and place the copies into position.

Paste element 12 as a new layer, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the tube as a new layer, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2a as a new layer, resize 25% and mirror, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6 as a new layer, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 as a new layer, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 55%, mirror and flip, position on the right and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.

Paste element 15 as a new layer, resize 40% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.

Paste element 14 as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5 as a new layer, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below element 14 and place in position.  This element already has a shadow.

Paste element 2b as a new layer, resize 25%, drag down to just above the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13 as a new layer on the top, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8 as a new layer, resize 18% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9 as a new layer, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Paste element 17 as a new layer, resize 75% and mirror, position just above the silver stars.

When your are all done, crop your tag being careful not to cut into the mask, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.










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