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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 gorgeous tube “Peachy Keen”
from layered pack 40 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube from

I used a beautiful kit “Some Bunny Loves You” by
This is a beautiful kit packed with some gorgeous elements,
many more than I have used and can be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 228 by

I used the font


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

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 650 pixels and fill with white.

Copy Papers (12), make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.   Resize the mask 80% then duplicate it and merge the top copy down onto the original copy.

Paste Elements (51) as a new layer.  Resize 55% and rotate 5 degrees to the left.  Select the interior the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20. Copy Papers (1) and paste it as a new layer below the frame, resize 45%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move up a little.

Paste Elements (53) as a new layer.   Resize 70% and duplicate, place both wheels into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 65%.

Paste Elements (23) as a new layer, resize 50%, drag below the tube and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Elements (30) as a new layer.  Resize 60% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Elements (31) as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste Elements (32) as a new layer.  Resize 32%, place in position apply the drop shadow, zoom in and carefully erase some of the claws around the perch and merge the bird down onto the house.

Paste Elements (47) as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (16) as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (6) as a new layer, resize 60%, drag below element 16, rotate 10 degrees to the left and duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Elements (41) as a new layer.  Resize 70%, duplicate, resize the duplicate another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Elements (8) as a new layer, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (38) as a new layer,  resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (55) as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 75%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (9) as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 75%, erase the stalk, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (26) as a new layer, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (14) as a new layer, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (36) as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Elements (40) as a new layer, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments and when you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text then export on a transparent background as a png.














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