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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 “Sweet Nothings” from
Layered pack 34 by
Barbara Jensen.
I love the rabbit teeth layer on this tube!
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Springtastic” by
This delicious kit can also be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 79 by

I used the font



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

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open the mask, rotate it 90 degrees to the left and minimize.

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

Copy paper 1, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  

Paste Element 30 as a new layer, resize 70% and move it up and to the left.   Draw a rectangular selection around the bottom part of the element just below the bottom panels and hit delete, deselect.  We will come back to this. 

Paste element 15 as a new layer, resize 60%, drag below element 30 and position on the right, apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube as a new layer and bring to the top, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80%.

Paste element 10 as a new layer.  Resize 55%,  mirror and apply the drop shadow making sure the box “Shadow on a new layer is checked.  Carefully erase the bottom part of the shadow where the element is a little transparent, then merge the element down onto the shadow.  Duplicate this merged layer, mirror the duplicate and position on either side.

Paste element 1 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 as a new layer, resize 50%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3 as a new layer, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.   You may need to erase a bit at the bottom if it shows below the grass.

Paste element 30 as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27 as a new layer, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place each flower in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 21 as a new layer and drag it above the tube, resize 55%, rotate 45 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 4 as a new layer, resize 50%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.

Paste element 14 as a new layer, resize 30%, drag down below elements 21 and 4, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 7 as a new layer just below the “eggs” word art, resize 25% and apply the drop shadow.  With your erasure brush on a low opacity of 10, dab around the bottom of the egg to blend it into the grass.

Paste element 8 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Go back to element 30 (the arch) and with your freehand selection tool set to point to point, draw a selection around the frame going straight across the bottom.  Paste paper 1 again as a new layer below the frame, resize it 65% and position it in the frame so you can see the bushes, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  Deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.   Here is a screenshot below to show you.


Check everything again, I resized my mask 105% as it seemed a little small.  When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.






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