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This tutorial

was written by me, Gems, July 20th 2009

Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

My tutorials are registered with Twinc

I am using the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott

You need a licence to use Suzannes work, which you can purchase through

Gorjuss Art

this was written in PSPX
and assumes you have a good understanding

Scrapkit by me - Eastern Promise


Mask by Vix HERE
Thank you hun for allowing me to share,
please check out her wonderful site HERE


Template by me HERE

Plug ins - Eye Candy4 - Gradient Glow (optional)


Font i used - Electroharmonix


ok off we go!!
Open up vix Mask and minimise to your system tray

Open up your template- shift+D to duplicate, close original
delete the © top layer 
Add a new layer and go to layers-send to bottom 
go to your flood fill tool and flood fill your new layer with white.

Stay on your white background
Copy and paste paper2, layers-new mask layer-from image
click on your drop down and find Vix' mask
source luminance checked only.
apply the mask,
go to layers-merge-merge group.

now activate  the slats in your layer palette,
go to selections-select all-float-defloat
Paste paper3 as a new layer
selections-invert-hit delete button-select none

Activate rectangle1
go to selections-select all-float-defloat
Paste paper6 as a new layer
selections-invert-hit delete button-select none

Activate rectangle3
go to selections-select all-float-defloat
Paste paper6 as a new layer
selections-invert-hit delete button-select none

Activate rectangle2
go to selections-select all-float-defloat
Paste paper1 as a new layer
selections-invert-hit delete button-select none

Activate rectangle4
go to selections-select all-float-defloat
Paste paper6 as a new layer
selections-invert-hit delete button-select none

On the white border rectangles add a drop shadow
i used 1-2-60-6
activate your mask layer and copy and paste
your flourish as a new layer
get your lotusblossom scatter and resize to 70% of original
paste this as a new layer,
on your layer palette drag it up so that it is above rectangle and border1
see my finished tag for reference.
Now copy and paste an element of choice ( i used the bamboo)
resize to 70% as before
and place it in rectangle1 under the border.
Use your eraser tool to get rid of any excess showing
add a drop shadow.
Activate the top layer
resize 3 ribbons of choice and paste them as new layers.
Now open the parasol and resize by the same again.
bring the parasol to the top.
Add your tube of choice
then add your Name
Use your mover tool to place your text where you want it.
go to effects - eye candy-gradient glow-colour set to #720313
apply these settings
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add your © & licence info.
layers-merge-merge visible.

Crop off any excess



Save as a jpeg or a png.

Thats it your done!!


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and i hope you found it easy to follow?

any problems at all please feel free to shout!!

Hugs Gemsxx


Artwork©Suzanne Woolcott www.gorjuss.co.uk amideow Gems09