For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Jose Cano which you need a license to use. You can get HERE.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Rockabilly by Juicy Bits, which you can purchase at her store HERE.
Font of choice, I am using Pristina
Mask of your choice
Plugins: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow for name, optional
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 650x650 white background.
Open element 28, copy and paste as a new layer. Click inside it with your magic wand, selections> modify>expand by 3. Open a paper of your choice (I used 9), copy and paste as a new layer. If you used the same one as I did, resize by about 75%, if you use another one, resize as needed. Selections>invert> on your paper layer, click delete on your keyboard. drag it below your frame, keep selected.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it below your frame, arrange how you want it, click delete on your keyboard and deselect. Duplicate the tube, on the top layer, adjust gaussian blur by 3, change the opacity to soft light. On the bottom layer, change the hue and saturation to 0 on each.
Add a drop shadow to your frame. Hide your white background layer and merge visible, then unhide your background. Resize the merged layer by 75%.
Open element 24, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%, click inside the square part with your magic wand, expand by 3, invert. Open a paper of your choice, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, drag it below the frame, leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, use your eraser tool to erase the parts that hang over. Deselect and add a drop shadow to your tube.
Bring the circle frame layer up above the frame layer you just were working with and arrange it near the bottom right.
Add any embellishments that you want to your tag.
Open a paper, copy and paste as a new layer, send it to the bottom, just above the white background layer. Open your mask, go to layers>new mask layer>from image, find it in the drop down box and click ok. Delete the mask layer in your layer palette, and then merge group.
Add your name, copyright info, crop your tag if necessary, resize and you're done!