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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Wishes & Christmas Kisses PTU


Wow, 2 tuts in one week! lol

Holiday Wishes & Christmas Kisses

This tutorial was written by me on December 14, 2010. It is entirely my own idea and any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

What you will need:

Tubes of choice: I used the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott, which you can buy at her store. Please do not use the same tubes without a valid, legal license. I purchased these when she was with AMI and transferred my license over to a license from her store.

Graphics program of choice: I used PSP9, which I feel is more comfortable but it should work in any version.

The awesome tagger sized kit from StickyKisses called Christmassy Fun. This is a really cute kit and you can purchase it as Crafty Delight. Thanks for letting me use your kit!

Ok, let's go. This is an easy tutorial!

Open a blank 650 x 650 canvas. Select all. Copy a snowflake from the kit. I used Snowflake1. Paste it into selection and selections, select none. Resize 80%. Make sure all layers is UNCHECKED.

Effects, Mosaic Antique with these settings: Photobucket

Next, Open SKD_Frame1. Copy and paste it onto your canvas. Take your magic wand (I always have to hide the layers below to get things to select) and click inside the circles of the frame. Don't forget the little area where it overlaps! Selections, modify expand by 3.

Open a paper of choice. I used SKD_Paper20. Copy it and paste it as a new layer on your canvas. Selections invert and hit the delete key on your keyboard. Move that layer under your frame layer.

Take one of your tubes and paste it onto your canvas. Resize as needed. I resized 60%. Move it into position. I duplicated the layer and dragged it above the frame. Erase the parts that need erased on both tube layers. (I wanted to be able to see her hair, that's why I did it this way.)

Copy and paste your other tube and do the same thing as you did with the other one.
Go ahead and drop shadow the BOTTOM tube layers.

Next, open SKD_RibbonBrads. Use your selection tool around one of them. I used the top one. Copy and paste it onto your canvas. Image resize by 60%, Image, rotate 45% right. Move it up on your snowflake so that it looks like it's attached to 2 parts of it. See my tag for reference. Drop shadow. Duplicate it and move it down to under the frame.

Open SKD_Tree2. Copy and paste onto your canvas. Image resize 35% and drop shadow it.

Open SKD_Santa. Copy and paste it onto your canvas. Image resize 45% and move it to where you want it. Drop shadow.

Open SKD_Candy. Copy and paste it onto your canvas. Image resize 25% and drop shadow. I used my eraser brush to erase part of the string that was covering the frame so it looks like it's attached to the frame.

Merge all the layers. Image, resize 80% or you can resize smaller, if you want. Take your crop tool and crop your tag.

Add your text and your name.

Don't forget to add your copyright!

Thank you for trying my tutorial. Please feel free to show me your results. I would love to see them!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Polar Express PTU


This tutorial was written by me on December 12, 2010. It is my own idea and any similarities to another tutorial are purely coincidental. Please do not copy and paste my tutorial ANYWHERE! You can send others to my blog if they'd like to try it.

What you will need to complete this tut

Graphics program of choice. I used PSP9 but this should work well in other versions.

Tube of choice. I am using the adorable artwork of Suzanne Richards, which I purchased at CILM. Please do not use the same without having a proper license. (just a side note: CILM will be going out of business at the end of the month. Get your tubes now!)

Mask: WSL-208 by Chelle. You can download it at her blog. Please leave her a thank you for her generosity! This is the season to be thankful, is it not?

Scrap Kit: I am using a wonderful kit by Tracy from Crafty Delight called :Polar Express:. This one is a cutie! It's full sized so it's suitable for your paper scrapbooking needs, too!
Font of choice. I used PeaAlecia. Just google it. It's a freebie.

Ok, let's go.

Open a 700 x 700 blank image. Add a layer and fill it with white. Selections, select all. Open paper2 from Tracy's kit. Copy it and add paste it into selection on your working canvas. Select none. Now, apply your mask and merge group.

Next, add the Christmas Tree ( DTB-PolarExpress-Tree). Resize by 19%...make sure all layers is NOT checked!. Then resize by 85%.

Open the DBT-PolarExpress_jinglebells. Copy it and paste it onto your canvas. Resize by 38%, three (3) times. Arrange it on the right side of your canvas.

Open DBT-PolarExpress-northpole and copy it and paste it onto your canvas. Resize 58% two (2) times. Move it over to the left side of your canvas.

Open DBT-PolarExpress-PolarBear. Copy it and paste onto your canvas. Resize by 39% and 50%. Image, mirror and move it so it's covering the bottom edge of the sign.

Go back and drop shadow your element layers. I used 2 - 2 - 55 -5.
Here's what mine looks like so far, but feel free to do your own thing!

Add your tube of choice and drop shadow it. Position where you want it.

Add your name or text you want to use in your font of choice and drop shadow it. Add your copyright and appropriate license number.

If everything is where you want it and you're happy with your tag, save it as a jpg or close the white background layer at the bottom and save as a png.

Thank you for trying my tutorial! I'd love to see your results. You can send them to me HERE.

Polar Express PTU

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hi everyone!~

Sorry I have been MIA for so long! My baby is taking up a LOT of time! Can't believe my little angel is 5 months old already!

I'm going to be working on a tutorial soon! Hopefully it will be done before too long.