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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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Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

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Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

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In this tutorial I used the cutest tube “Twinkle” from
You can purchase this little delight from

The kit is “Christmas Time” from
This is a lovely steampunky xmas kit and can be purchased at

You will need Christmas Mask 6 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Paste the mask, resize 45% and mirror.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 35 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 11 and resize 25%, click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 20, make a layer below the frame and fill with the colour #726041, make another layer and paste paper 8 into the selection,  deselect.  Change the blend mode on the paper to “Hard Light” and merge it down onto the colour layer, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the merged paper/colour layer and move into position.

Paste element 75, resize 55%, position below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 129, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 124, resize 35%, drag below the tube, duplicate and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 128, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 127, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 123 on the top, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste element 99, resize 17%, drag down below element 128, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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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