Font of Choice - I’m using Papyrus - came with my PC
“Sunflower Garden” a tagger size scrap kit by Country Hollow Creations and can be purchased at Paradise4Scrappers. You can visit Charly’s blog here.
Thank you Charly for such an adorable country kit! Country themed things…another of my great weaknesses…lol
This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP.
~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~
Open up the template. Shift + D. Close out the original. New Raster layer. Send to bottom. Flood fill white.
Highlight Black Circle layer. Select All/Float/Defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Selections/Invert. Hit the delete button. Delete the template layer.
Highlight Rectangle layer. Select All/Float/Defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Selections/Invert. Hit the delete button. Delete the template layer. Deselect. Rename layer Rectangle Paper.
Copy and paste Birdhouse 1 as a new layer. Free Rotate left 20 degrees. Resize 30%. Adjust/Sharpeness/Sharpen. Move it into position over the top strip of Rectangle Paper and over to the left side. Duplicate 3 times and position them across the strip beside each other. Merge down 3 times. You should now have one full strip of the Birdhouse. Highlight the Rectangle Paper. Select All/Float/Defloat. Selections/Inverty. Highlight the Birdhouse strip. Hit the delete key. Duplicate and move the duplicated strip to cover the lower Rectangle paper. Merge visible both birdhouse strips and the rectangle papers strip.
Select All/Float/Defloat. New Raster layer. Flood fill black. Selections/Modify/Contract by 3. Hit the delete button. You should now have a black frame around your rectangle layers.
New Raster layer.
Horizontal & Vertical: 10
Opacity and Blur: 25
Shadow Color: Black
Repeat the above step accept change the horizontal and vertical numbers to -10.
Highlight Inner Frame layer. Select All/Float/Defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Selections/Invert. Hit the delete button. Deselect. Delete the template layer.
Copy and paste just above the paper layer Bear 2 and 3, and Birdhouse behind the bears. The images will be sticking out from behind the outter frame…that’s ok because we’ll take care of that in a second. For now, position the images you just pasted exactly where you want them.
Highlight the Outter Frame layer. Use your Magic Wand and click inside of it. Selections/Modify/Expand by 6. Selections/Invert. Highlight each of your bear layers and the birdhouse layer and hit the delete key on each layer.
Deselect. Highlight the Outter Frame layer. Select All/Float/Defloat. New Raster layer. Flood fill black. Select none. Delete the template layer.
Add your embellishments. I used:
Bow 1: Resize 30%
Flower 1: Resize 30%
Blank Sign 3: Resize 35%
Centerpede: Resize 25%
Butterfly 1: Resize 25% and 70%
Sunflower Patch 2: Resize 50%
Add your copyrights.
Add your name.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results.