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In this tutorial I used the amazing art of
Medusa does not allow general use of her art,
I am using it with a group permission.

I used the awesome freebie sampler to the kit “Wild Stranger” from
This kit was created for
and is availabe at 
along with two fabulous cluster packs.
You can get the sampler from 
or included when you purchase the full kit.  

Font is 



I used a drop shadow of vertical 5, horizontal 0, opacity 85, blur 10.


Paste the mask, resize 80%, rotate 20 degrees to the left and move up a bit.

Paste mesh, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow twice.

Paste frame 1, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 50% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, paste paper 6 below the frame, resize it 40% and position so you have a tree at the top , left corner, invert the selection, hit delete on the paper, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Paste your tube,  position it in the frame and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 40%.

Paste smudgewshadow, resize 75%, rotate 20 degrees to the left, position below the tube and frame but above the paper.  Drag the mesh layer up above the smudge layer, select the interior of the frame and expand the selection as before then hit delete on the mesh to remove the part inside the frame, deselect.

Paste ribbon 3, resize 75% and mirror, position just above the bottom frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the blood splatter on the top, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste florets’ cluster, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste cluster ribbons, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 2, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower buds, resize 75% and rotate 90 degrees to the left place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste kiss, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste floral, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spider, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Duplicate the ribbon, move the copy over so a little shows on the left and erase the main part of it. 

Paste the tube again just below the mesh, resize and put in position.  Select the mask, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect and erase any part of the tube that shows inside the frame.  I resized my tube 85%.

Paste sparkles on the top and resize 80%.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.













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