Monday, December 10, 2012

Twas the Night Before Christmas


1 tube of choice – I used the adorable artwork of Morgan Fitzsimons which can be purchased from My Tubed Art.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice –  I used Fontdinerdotcom here

Weescotlass Mask 138 here

Plug Ins used:
DSB Flux – Bright Noise

 “Christmas” is a FTU tagger size scrap kit created by me, Bev of HorsePlay’s Pasture Designs and can be downloaded from my designing blog here.
Leaving a thank you after download will be greatly appreciated but not mandatory.

~~ Lets get started ~~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste El 25 as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer over the paper layer.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Tap the delete key.

Copy and paste El 24 as a new layer.
Resize 50%
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Highlight the frame layer.
Merge Down.
Move both merged frame layers into position – see my tag for reference.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position it in front of the large Circle frame – see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
47:  Resize 50%
6:  Resize 50%
41:  Resize 40%
38:  Resize 70%
23:  Resize 40%
22:  Resize 30%/Flip
10:  Resize 70%/Mirror/Free rotate Right 45 degrees
El 15:  Resize 60%/Free rotate Right 35 degrees/Duplicate/Mirror/Free rotate L 35 degrees
10 again:  Resize 50%
El 8:  Resize 45%/Mirror/Free rotate Right 30 dgrees/Duplicate/Mirror
El 16: Duplicate
El 17: Duplicate
El21:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Resize 70%/Duplicate/Resize 70%/Duplicate all as many times as you like

Crop your Image.

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Resize 120%
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #244f04
Background: #9b0120
Stroke: 1.0
Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Apply DSB Flux – Bright Noise:
Intensity:  45
Mix checked

Resize all layers 80%.

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!


  1. No matter what you do........ the tags are just perfect....... and the tuts are SO easy to follow. Thanks for all the inspiration you give me :-)

  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial. So much fun.


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