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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 beautiful art of
You need a license to use Helena’s art.
My license is from Dreamscape Imaging  but they are now available at

I used an awesome freebie sampler “Summertime Sadness” by
You can get the kit from
Thank you Jessica for this lovely free kit!

You will also need a mask, I used mask 1 from

I used the Jellyka font
Delicious Cake.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 600 and fill with white. 

Copy paper 4, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask and resize it 90%.  When you have finished the tag we will pull this out a little more at the sides to widen it.

Paste the moon as a new layer, resize 65%, mirror and place in position.

Paste frame 2 as a new layer and resize 45%.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the frame with your magic wand to make a selection, expand the selection by 10, invert it and make a new layer below the frame, copy 3 and paste it onto the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste your tube as a new layer and position in the frame resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80%.

Paste fabric as a new layer, resize 60%, drag below the frame and paper layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste ribbon 2 as a new layer and drag up so it’s between the frame and the tube, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste ribbon wrap as a new layer, resize 40% and mirror, place in position, use your Pick tool to push it in slightly at the sides so it fits around the frame and apply the drop shadow.  You will need to do some erasing or cutting and pasting to bring the tube part over the ribbons but may be better to leave this until you have finished. 

Paste charm as a new layer, resize 80% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 2 as a new layer, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste heart as a new layer, resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste ladybug1 as a new layer, resize 25%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments and widen the mask.

Paste wind as a new layer,  resize 70% and mirror, drag right down to just above the mask, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 70% and place in position.

Paste the bird as a new layer, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste fog as a new layer,  resize 70% and place in position below the bird and the wordart.

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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