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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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My Licenses

Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

LDS_584

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

Dreaming with Bella - DWB1607

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

MTA-1337

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

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490


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In this tutorial I used the lovely tube “Donna” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Sapphire” from the Birthstone Collection from
Another beautiful freebie kit, thank you!

You will need mask 19 from

Font of choice.





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


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

Paste the mask and resize it 23%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, fill with the colour #001025, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the blue one down a little.

Paste element  46, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3 and resize 35%, select the interior with your  magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 4 into the selection, mirror he main tube and paste it on your canvas, resize 95% and postion in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 39 just above the mask, resize 60%, mirror and place in position erasing the bird house part.

Paste element  59 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  58, erase the bottom third of the post, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  37, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 65%, erase the gold lettering, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element  28, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  20, resize 85% and move into place.

Paste the tube again, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27, resize 40%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  31, resize 10% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  47, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  29, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  12, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25 just above the frame layers,  resize 60%, duplicate, place in position with the top copy a little forward and with some of the stones erased at either side so the group looks a little different.

Paste element  35 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40, resize 12% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.











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