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In this tutorial I used the delightful new tube
“My New Kicks” from the layered pack 67 from
Barbara Jensen.
You will find the tube at

The beautiful kit is “Sweetness” from
The kit is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 141 from

I used the windows font
Impact.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 16, resize 80% and flip, position on the left side of the mask, duplicate and mirror the duplicate.

Paste element 15, resize 90% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 65% and place in position.  We will come back to this.

Paste the main tube, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 65% and rotate 160 degrees to the right, drag below the tube and frame, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23b, drag above the frame, resize 55%, rotate 90 degrees to the right and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2 and bring it to the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 25% and duplicate, position one copy in front of the blue flower and one behind the tube on the bow, apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15, paste paper 5 below the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess paper.   Now paste the close up tube, resize it 80%, position to completely fill the frame and again hit delete, deselect.  Drag the paper layer above the tube layer and lower the opacity on it to around 40.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 14 above the frame, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 35% and position on the frame, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, resize it another 90% and position on the cage, apply the drop shadow to each.

Open the font and with your stroke closed off and background to any colour type your name in lower case.  Size of text will depend on what version of PSP you are using and how long your name is but you can adjust it using the vector nodes. Turn the text into a raster layer, select it, float and defloat it and paste paper 5 as a new layer above it, move the paper to cover the text nicely, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Delete the original text layer and apply an inner bevel to the paper layer as my screenshot below and then apply the drop shadow.  Place the text into position and then drag the lotus flower above it.  



When you have done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and export on a transparent background as a png.











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