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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 tube “Kissable”
 from the brand new pack 41 by Barbara Jensen.
The tube is available at 

The kit I used is called “Purple Passion” and is by
It’s gorgeous as all of Carita’s kits are!
The kit can also be purchased at

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

Font is



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

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



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

Open pp1 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 el24 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and place in position.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10.  Open pp1 again and copy, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  We will come back to this later.

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, make your layer options and copy merged.  I resized my tube 75%.

Open el22 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag down below el18 and the paper layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%, position on the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open el25, paste as a new layer and drag up so it’s just below the tube.   Resise 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el1 again  and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% this time, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el26 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror and flip, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el6b and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el28 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 your tube again or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer.  Drag down so its between the frame and the paper, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I used the close up resized 75%.  Apply the shadow to the tube and the frame and set the blend mode on  the tube to “Hard Light”.

Open el30 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, duplicate, place both butterflies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Again, check the positions of your layers 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.




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