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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

High Stakes





In this tutorial I used the tube “Once Bitten”
from layered pack 43 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The awesome kit is called “High Stakes” by
The kit is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 141 by

I used the font



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

Unless otherwise stated, I used drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


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

Open pp5 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Duplicate the mask and flip the duplicate.

Open el18, paste as a new layer,  resize 45% and move up and to the right.  Open pp3 and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper layer.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left. 

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Repeat the drop shadow changing the horizontal to -5.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, open it and close the original, pick your layers and merge visible.  I resized my tube 65%.

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40% and duplicate, place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, duplicate, resize the duplicate 90%, place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, duplicate and rotate the duplicate another 20 degrees to the right, place each card into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el19 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el16, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, drag down below the word art and place in position on the left.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and move over to the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and rotate 60 degrees to the left.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both elements in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and rotate 90 degrees to the left.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both elements in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el7, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.







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