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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 lovely tube “Honeymoon” from
the latest package 53 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Hug me Tight” by
This beautiful kit can also be purchased at

I used two masks in my tag, mask 176 by
and mask 230 by

Script font of choice.



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


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

Copy paper 9, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply Weescotslass’ mask. 

Paste element 2 as a new layer and resize 60%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20 and make a new layer below it.  Copy paper 5 and paste it into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element 18 as a new layer, resize 25%, drag below the merged layer, position on the right and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.

Make a new layer on your canvas above the merged layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection and apply Vix’ mask, deselect.  Resize 80 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube 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, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and merge visible.  I resized my tube 65%.

Paste element 8 as a new layer, resize 75% and drag below the tube.

Paste element 4 as a new layer, resize 40% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3 as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 30% and mirror, position on the right and apply the drop shadow.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position it on the left.  Paste the element again and resize it as before, position between the first to elements but a little higher, duplicate,  mirror and move the duplicate down.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Paste element 25 as a new layer, resize 22%, drag below all the flower layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19 as a new layer, resize 35%, rotate 50 degrees to the left and mirror, position on the right and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.
Paste element 15 as a new layer, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27 as a new layer, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24 as a new layer, resize 35%, rotate 70 degrees to the left and mirror, drag below element 27, position on the right and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.

Paste element 1 as a new layer, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 12% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate and rotate it 50 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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