Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Cheer


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Joanna Bromley which can be purchased from PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Santa's Sleigh here

Vix mask 451 here

"Christmas Cheer" is a tagger size scrap kit created by me (HorsePlay's Pasture Designs) and can be purchased at any of my stores here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

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

Copy and paste El 21 as a new layer.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Add the following elements below the frame - see my tag for placement - and dont' worry about what overhangs the frame edges.  

We'll clean that up in a bit.
El 42
El 4:  Resize 60%/Duplicate/Resize 50%
El 10:  Resize 35%
El 11:  Resize 35%

Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element that overhangs the frame edge and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Highlight the larger tree layer.
Copy and paste El 60 as a new layer over the tree.
Make your Freehand Selection tool active and section around the Tree
Invert
Tap the delete key
Deselect

Copy and paste El 20 as a new layer.
Resize 50%
Move into position behind the upper left area of the circle frame - see my tag for reference.
Duplicate
Mirror
Flip
Move into position behind the lower right area of the circle frame - see my tag for reference.

To each frame - 
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand - be sure to also click in the little area tiny area between the ribbon and frame.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  If you're using the same tube as I did, resize 75%
Position it to the right of the frame - see my tag for reference.

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
El 54:  Resize 40%
El 50:  Resize 80%/Mirror/El 2
Duplicate/Flip/Duplicate the origianl/Free rotate Left 10 degrees
El 28:  Resize 30%
El 8:  Resize 50%
El 7:  Resize 40%/Mirror
El 42:  Resize 40%
El 60:  Resize 60%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 14 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: Gradient/Metal Brass
Linear
Angle: 60
Repeat: 2
Background: #cf2a36

Make your Text Tool active.
Stroke set at 1.2

Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen

Save your tag.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
I'd really love to see your results.
Email me!

Hugs,
Bev


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