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In this tutorial I used the layered tube “Flower Power”
from pack 81 by
You can purchase the tube from

I used the pretty kit “Sweet Summer” from
You can purchase the kit also at

I used mask 2 from set 2 fro
(just scroll down a short way to the mask link)

 Font of choice.


Other than the word art, I used a drop shadow of vertical 9, horizontal 5, opacity 45, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 700 and fill with white.

Paste the mask as a new layer.

Make another layer, select all and paste paper 2 into the selection.  Select the mask, float and defloat it, invert the selection, hit delete on the paper, duplicate the paper and merge the top copy down onto the original and delete the original black mask.

Paste frame 5, resize 30% and rotate 30 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and place in position.  We will come back to these.

Paste element 14, resize 60%, drag below the frames, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 45%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pastes element 43, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the wordart, resize 70%, place in position and apply a drop shadow changing the vertical to 2, opacity to 25 and blur to 3.

Paste element 38, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).

Paste element 25, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 44 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 22%, duplicate, drag one copy below element 44, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 13 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 35%, drag below the fruit layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 15%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustements.

With your magic wand set to “Add”  mode, click inside each frame to select the interiors, expand the selection by 10, paste paper 2 as a new layer below both frames, place in position so some of the flowers show, invert the selection and hit delete.  Paste the close up tube, resize 80% and change the blend mode to “Overlay”, positon in the frame and again hit delete, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Paste element 49 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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






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