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Swirly beary christmas

By © Purplechick Creations
Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental
and unintentional.
This tut uses PSPX2 but can be used with other versions.

Please do not share this or place on another website!!


* Scrapkit Beary Christmas by Rainy Days.It's a payed kit and you can buy it at aussie scraps.
* Tube of your choice, I used a tube from from the kit and a tube I had from DigiwebStudio bought here
* Mask UFMask11, it's from sunf, found here
* Christmas wordart by Mone, found here or use one of your own.
* Font of choice, I used BoffoSSK found here
* Optional, Eye candy 4000/Gradient glow
* My supplies here
Remember to save often :-)
Have fun!!

1 Open a new transparent image 700 by 700, I always use a large workspace, you can always crop later, floodfill with white.
2 Open one of the papers in psp, I used paper1 but also made anoher one with paper8.
3 Put this in the foreground of your materialspalette, angle 0, scale 100
4 Layers/New raster layer.
5 Floodfill this layer with the paper pattern.
6 Layers/Load/Save mask/Load mask from disk and find your UFMask11 with these settings:

Source luminance checked
Fit to canvas checked
Invert transparency UNchecked
Hide all mask checked.

7 Layers/Merge/Merge group
8 Image/Resize with 80%
9 Move this with your move tool a bit to the top.
10 Take your rectangle tool with these settings:

and make a rectangle on the inside of the masklayer like this:

11 Layers/New raster layer
12 Open one of the papers from your scrapkit, I used paper8.
13 Put this in the foreground of your materials palette.
14 Floodfill this with your paper pattern.
15 Selections/Select none
16 Open beary christmas frame 1 (it's the double frame) in psp
17 Image/Resize with 60%, all layers CHECKED.
18 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
19 Move this a bit to the bottom of your tag, see mine for reference.
20 Take your magic wand with these settings:

and click inside of the first frame, make sure you click on the small part in the right corner too.
21 Selections/Modify/Expand with 3 pixels.
22 Layers/New raster layer.
23 Open one of the papers, I used paper5.
24 Put this in the foreground of your materials palette, same settings as before.
25 Floodfill the layer with your paper pattern, also make sure the tiny corner is filled too.
26 Selections/Select none.
27 Move this layer under the frame layer.
28 Repeat step 20 till 27 for the other side of the frame with a different paper, I used paper7.
29 Give the frame layer, and the masklayer a dropshadow of choice or use mine:

vertical: 2
horizontal: 2
opacity: 55
blur: 5
color: black

30 Open two starornaments of choice from the kit in psp.
31 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
32 Move thes on the frames like they dangle.( see my tag for reference)
33 Give them the same dropshadow
34 Open the tube(s) you want to use in psp
35 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
36 Arrange on the tag and give them a dropshadow of choice or use mine.
37 Open the wordart of choice, resize to your liking. I resized with 50%.
38 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
39 Move this to the spot you like, see my tag for reference
40 Open the two starbuttons in psp
41 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
42 Resize them to your liking, and arrange them on the tag.
43 Layers/Duplicate the stars as much as you like and resize in different sizes.
44 Go to your text tool, and use a fat font. Put a pattern from one of the papers in the background and put your foreground to a solid color of choice.
45 Add your name to the tag.
46 Layers/ Convert to a raster layer.
47 Give it a dropshadow or use Eyecandy 4000 gradient glow for he shadow.
48 Image/Resize with 70%, all layers CHECKED.
49 Crop of the white as far as possible.
50 Add your watermark and credits.
51 Save as a jpeg

That's it!!!
I hope you had fun making this tag
huggers Paola