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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
Alex Prihodko.
You need a license to use Alex’ art, available from

I used the part of the collab “For Love” by
This awesome collab comprises kits by
ten fantastic designers (that’s 79 papers and 318 elements)
and you also get the beautiful tube “Lost Angel” by Sherin Moustafa
and 2 gorgeous clusters by Chaos Priestess.
You can purchase the collab at

You will need mask 330 by
Vix
and a background mask.
for the background I used mask 565 by

I used the font



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

Unless noted, I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and fill with white.

Open and copy pp3, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply Insatiable Dreams’ mask.  Resize 88%.

Make another layer and paste the paper into the selection again deselect apply Vix’ mask. Resize 90%.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75% and apply the drop shadow, reapply the drop shadow but this time with the vertical and horizontal set to -2.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place roughly in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).  I resized  my tube 40%.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag below the heart and position on the left.  Duplicate, rotate the duplicate 90 degrees to the left, flip it and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, drag below the roses, duplicate, place both elements in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, drag below el4 and position on the left, duplicate and move the duplicate over to the right, duplicate again, flip and position at the top.  Apply the drop shadow to all layers.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up to just below the tube, mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and position on the right, duplicate and move the duplicate over to the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers. 

Open e12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el9, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  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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