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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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Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

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AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

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Garv - KG2307

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My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

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My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

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In this tutorial I used a tube by
Alicia Mujica.
I purchased my license to use this tube from
PSP Tubes Emporium,
they are now available from

The kit is “Night Charm” by
Check out Angela’s blog for links to
where you can purchase the kit.

I used two masks, mask 0120 from Simone at
and mask 10 from

I used the font



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 90, blur 10.


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

Open a new layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection and apply Simones’s mask,  resize 90%.

Make another layer, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and apply Millie’s mask, duplicate and merge the top copy down onto the original copy.

Paste frame 1 as a new layer and resize 45%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5 and make a new layer below it, copy paper 3 and paste it into the selection, use your dropper tool to select a shade of pink from your tube or one of the elements and re-colour the paper pink (check out my Tips & Tricks page for more info on colouring), apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste frame 4 as a new layer, resize 40%.  Again, selection the interior of the frame as before and paste the paper into the frame as you did for the first frame but this time leaving the paper green,  apply the shadow and merge down, then place the two merged elements into position.

Paste element 29 as a new layer, resize 60%, drag below the two merged layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube as a new layer on the top, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 85%.

Paste element 4 as a new layer, resize 50%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6 as a new layer, resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the left,  drag below the cauldron, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28 as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18 as a new layer, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16 as a new layer, resize 35% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15 as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 as a new layer, resize 25%, position to the right of the tube, duplicate, resize the duplicate another 80% and rotate it 50 degrees to the right, position at the bottom, duplicate this copy, rotate it 90 degrees to the right and place in position, apply the drop shadow to each.

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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