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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 art of Irina Grank.
You will need a license to use Irina's art which can be purchased at mypsptubes.

I used a scrapkit called Tainted Romance by CBJ.
Please visit Jo's blog here for details.

You will also require a mask. 
I used Insationable Dreams mask 158
which you can get here.

Open a transparent canvas 700 x 600 pixels and floodfill with white.

Open CBJ_TaintedRomance_Paper 11 and copy. Back to canvas, add a new layer, select all and paste into selection. Apply your mask. De-select.  My mask layer had a hard edge either side so I applied it again and then resized it 110%.

Open CBJ_TaintedRomance_Rose frame, copy and paste as a new layer on your tag. Click inside the frame and expand the selection by 3. Open CBJ_TaintedRomance__Paper 7, add a new layer on your tag and paste the paper into the selection. De-select and move that layer down below the frame.  Back on your frame layer, apply a drop shadow horizontal and vertical - 2, opacity - 70, blur - 5.

Open CBJ_TaintedRomance_Glitter Splatter and paste as a new layer on your tag. Move the splatter over to the left hand side as in my tag and drag it down so it is above the mask layer. Duplicate this layer as many times as you like and arrange so it shows around the edge of the frame. On each layer apply a drop shadow horizontal and vertical - 2, opacity - 70, blur - 3.

Open CBJ_TaintedRomance_GlitterHeartSpill and paste as a new layer on your tag.  Resize by 80% and place in position, duplicating if you want more hearts. I re-coloured the hearts using the change to target brush as the colour didnt match my tube. Apply the same drop shadow as you did to the frame to the heart spill layers. 

Open CBJ_TaintedRomance_Wire and paste as a new layer on your tag. Resize by 50% and then again by 80%. Move it over so the top left hand corner so it is showing from below the frame. Duplicate this layer twice and X out the duplicate layers for the moment. Back on the original wire layer, erase any that is showing other than the part of the top left hand corner. Open the duplicate layer and move over so some is showing on the right hand side and again erase any you dont want to show. Do the same for the second duplicate positioning it so it shows lower down on the left hand side. Apply the same drop shadow to all the wire layers as you did to the splatter layers.

Add your tube, resize and position. Apply a drop shadow. I used horizontal and vertical - 5, opacity - 70, blur - 10.

Open CBJ_TaintedRomance_Candle and paste as new layer on your tag. Resize 12%. Duplicate the candle and position around the tube.  Apply the same drop shadow as you did to the frame to each candle. 

Merge layers visible, then add your copyright and your text.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any problems, you can email me here.



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