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Hiya I'm Tonya! I'm an avid psper, have been for a few years and finally have me a blog that I've been working on slowly getting stuff added to. I started writing tuts and recently started making masks and templates. I LOVE to see creations you've made with my things, if you'd like to email me please do so at aquaspinner@gmail.com ................................................. My TOU are as follows: All of my items are personal use only NO Commercial Use, please do not share (distribute) my stuff in groups, just send people here to grab please. ♥ Tutorial writers, if you wish to use my stuff in your tutorials, of course I am honored! You're more than welcome to use my stuff in them, I only require that you link to me and send people here to grab the goodies that you are using in the tut. ................................................. Hope you'll enjoy what I have for ya and thanks for stopping by. ♥

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Monday, November 9, 2009



This is the tag we'll be making and what you'll need:

• Glitter Princess scrapkit made by the very talented Lynne of Babycakes Scraps and it is available for purchase at Scraps with Attitude. She has extremely affordable kits there!

• Tube I used was by Queen Uriel, it is available for purchase at her store site. Do not use this tube unless you have an appropriate license to do so.

• Mask I used was from set 2 of masks from Vicki on her blog True Taggin' Love!

• Template I used was by Scrappity Scrap and More template #18

• Filters I used were Xero Porcelain, Eye Candy 4000 Glass, Gradient Glow.

• Font used was Holiday Home which I obtained at daFont.



Okay ready, let's go!

1. Open up your template, duplicate, close out original. Delete the credits layer on the template. Increase canvas size to 600 x 600, we can re-size later as need be. I chose to add a layer at bottom and flood fill white. This is just so I can see what I'm doing better. We can hide later (or delete) when saving so you don't see it.

2. On the copy of slats layer, select all, select float, select defloat, add a new layer, choose the paper you want to use fill those slats with, I chose purple paper three, and I colorized to match my tube. Then, with your new blank layer selected on layer palette, paste into selection. I choose to do this instead of the invert delete method because sometimes when you do drop shadows, it will create a funky shadow on the edges of the canvas. Select none and delete the original copy of slats as you are done with that now.

3. Next go to your copy of rectangles layer, and again select all, float, defloat, add new layer and paste into selection paper of choice, I chose to use teal paper five. Select none and delete the original copy of rectangles layer.

4. Next go copy of swirl 1 and merge down to copy of swirl 2, we are using same paper, so only need to do this once. Once that is done, again select all, float, and defloat, add a new layer and paste into selection on that new layer your paper of choice. I chose Teal Paper One and then select none, delete original swirls layer.

5. Next go to copy of circle 1 layer and merge down into copy of circle 2. As with above step, we only need to do this once lol. Again select all, float, and defloat, add new layer, paste paper of choice into selection on new layer, I chose to use Teal Paper Three. Select none and then delete the copy of circles layer.

6. Woohooo our papers are pasted, looks purdy don't it? Needs something to stand out though, so lets add a little gradient glow onto each of those paper layers. Use what you think best but here is about what I did:




(first page is 3, 25, 100) but this is all preference what you like! I added this effect on each of the templates layer.

7. I decided to add a lil something behind the template to give it some flair, so I took the Teal Starburst element in the kit. I did colorize just a teensy bit to match the rest of the tag closer. Then I resized it to fit nicely, having it underneath all of the template. Once it was positioned on one place, I duplicated, and mirrored and flipped until I had 4 of them nicely positioned.

8. Next I decided to use Vicki's gorgeous mask, on my bottom white layer, I selected all, added a new layer and pasted that colorized purple paper three I used before on a layer, applied the mask (remember to invert). Then I merged mask layer and voila we are done with that. Doesn't our tag look purdy?

9. Add your pretty tube of Queen Uriel's (if using same as I did), resize and position as need be.

10. Now add and place any of the scrap bits around the tag, I leave that up to you however you wish. Give a drop shadow to whatever bits you feel appropriate.

11. Re-size your tag to the size that you prefer most if you started with a bigger canvas. At this point, I'd also sharpen each layer. That just keeps things clear so colors don't bleed so much. After sharpening tube, I apply Xero and Porcelain to give it a nice pretty glow. At this point also add any drop shadows you wish.

12. Add your copyright and watermark, making sure that the copyright information is clearly visible at first glance.

13. Now it's time to add your text, I chose to use Holiday Home on this one. I chose a color from the tube, #27dbcc. Then I applied a gel-like inner bevel setting I have, followed by Eye Candy 4000 Glass and then Gradient Glow setting (same setting as before but on first panel I changed from 3 to 4) and then added a very subtle drop shadow.

14. Hide or delete your white background layer if you don't want the white back showing, save as a png file and that's it voila! I hope you found this very easy to do and I didn't confuse you too much along the way.



This tutorial was originally written by Tonya on August 2, 2009 and modified on November 9, 2009 after purchasing tube. Absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission. Any likeness to another tutorial is purely coincidental and unintended.

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