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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 a beautiful tube from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is part of the collab “Winter Stolstice by
I have already written a tutorial using
part of this awesome collab.
It can be purchased at

I used mask 2015 (3) from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal  5, opacity 45, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 and fill with white.

Paste the mask as a new layer and resize it 27%.  Select the mask, float and defloat it, make a new layer and paste 9 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 2 and resize 55%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste spray 5, receive 55% and place in position.

Paste element 48, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 4, resize 50% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame,  paste paper 12 into the selection and deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste the tube, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured her hat and scarf.

Paste element 20, resize 40%, flip and rotate 10 degrees to the left, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 55, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 47, resize 12%, duplicate,  mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 51, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39 on the top, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 3, resize 43%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 22% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again and mirror it, resize 50% and position between the frame and the paper.  Select the interior of the frame and expand the selection as before, invert it and hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Soft Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste spray 9 above the frame, resize 80$, position on the frame and erase the parts each side that are outside it. 

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








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