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 Jamie Kidd which you need a license to use.
At the time of this tutorial she is at CDO, my tube came from CILM
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Live, Laugh, & Love a PTU kit by Digital Indulgence
available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps
Font of choice, I am using Jumping Jacks
Mask of your choice
Plugins: No outside plugsins
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.
Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 850 x 850 with a white background
Open arrow circle resize 75%, then again by 80%
Take your freehand selection tool set on point to point and click around the middle wire all the way around, where it ends at the top and the heart is, just draw the line out through the heart and back to the beginning of the wire on the other side.
When you get to your starting point, double click
Open paper 13, copy and paste as a new layer between the frame and white background
selections, invert, click delete on the keyboard, leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, erase the bits that hang over the bottom.
Now we'll add our elements, check my tag for placement
Ribbons 2 resize 45% rotate left 25
Label resize 45%
Flower 2 resize 175% drag to the bottom
Birds on a branch resize 45%
crop and resize
add your copyrights and credits
add your text and save