April 10, 2014

Around Tha Way

This awesome CT/PTU tag was done for Jackie's Jewels using her Around Tha Way scrap kit.

The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Around Tha Way scrap kit from Jackie’s Jewels. You can find where to buy it here.

The tube I’m using is Alcid, an exclusive from PicsForDesign. You have to buy a membership to the Exclusive Club to get it. You can get it here. Remember, you cannot use any tubes without a license.

Mask: Distorted mask made by me. You can get it here.

Font used is Gimme Danger.

Okay, let’s get started.

Open a canvas 500x500.

Create your mask using paper 9. Place in the center of your canvas or to your liking.

E22: Reduce 43.3%. Place in the middle of your canvas towards the top.

E32: Reduce Width – 87.6%. Height – 71.1% Place flush against the right side of your canvas at the bottom. It will be slightly off the canvas on the left side.

E06: Reduce 75.2%. Place at the top of E22 putting it under the layer. It’s supposed to look as if it’s behind the wall.

E52: Reduce 89.0%. Center it on your canvas. This element will be placed between elements E22 & E06. Add a drop shadow.

E35: Reduce 76.4%. Place on the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E79: Reduce 20.0%. Place near the lower right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E40: Reduce 32.6%. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E24: Reduce 29.2%. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E20: Reduce 22.2%. Place centered at the bottom of your canvas.

E75: Reduce 45.9%. Place on the lower right of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E28: Reduce 40.1%. Place slightly to the left of element 75. It will be off the canvas at the bottom. Add a drop shadow.

E72: Reduce 21.6%. Place on top of element 40. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.

E33: Reduce 27.2. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube, reduce it to your liking and place it towards the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. Color is 07385F. Size 27.17 points.
Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Blend mode: Multiply, color 000000.
Opacity: 75%
Angle: 179
Uncheck Global light
Distance: 2
Spread: 0
Size: 4
Check Stroke size 1 Color is BCDFFC. Place the name on the top right of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark. Delete the white background if you used one, save as .png and you are done.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

White Lily

PTU/CT tag I made for Ishika Chowdhury.


The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
The tube I’m using is White Lily by Ishika Chowdhury. You can find where to buy it here. Remember, you cannot use any tubes without a license.

Pretty In Pink PTU scrap kit by Alexis’s Graphic Palace. You can find where to get it here, here or here.

Mask: Feathered mask made by me. You can get it here.

Font used is Hancock. You can use any font you want though.

Okay, let’s get started.

Open a canvas 500x500.

Create your mask using paper 7. Place in the center of your canvas or to your liking.

Frame9: Reduce to these settings. Height - 93.5%. Width – 103.3%. Place in the center of your canvas towards the bottom. Add a drop shadow.

E63: Reduce 40.1%. Rotate –28.1. Place toward the top left of your canvas, to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E67: Flip horizontally. Reduce 71.5%. Place in the top right corner of your canvas. Duplicate.

E58: Reduce 44.3%. Place on the top left of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E57: Reduce 75.7%. Rotate 24.1. Place across the top of your frame and over the ribbon. Duplicate and place in the middle of the frame. Duplicate again and place towards the bottom of your frame. It will be slightly off the canvas at the bottom.

Open your tube. Place it to your liking over the frame. You will need to erase the excess of the tube. The object is to have your tube look like it’s coming out of the frame at the top but the bottom is still inside the frame. Once you have it to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E14: Flip horizontally. Reduce 32.4%. Rotate 8.9. Place at the bottom left of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E20: Reduce 32.6%. Rotate –74.0. Add a drop shadow. Place on the right side of your frame. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place slightly lower.

E26: Reduce 38.7%. Place over the flowers on the right of your frame.

E78: Reduce 79.8%. Rotate –2.1. Place across the bottom of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E48: Reduce 43.2%. Place as if it’s hanging off the edge of the frame on the right side. Add a drop shadow.

E57: Reduce 75.6%. Place across the bottom of your frame.

E19: Reduce 35.9%. Place over the ribbon at the top left of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. Size 48 points. Color D276AB.
Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow -
Blend Mode: Normal Color FFFFFF.
Angle – 120
Distance – 5
Spread – 7
Size – 8
Check Outer Glow using the default settings.
Check Inner Glow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss:
Structure uses the default settings.
Shading: Angle –39
Attitude: 39
Highlight mode: Screen, Color FFFFFF, Opacity 75%.
Shadow Mode: Color Burn, Color 000000, Opacity 75%
Check Stroke size 2 Color is 2B0120. Place the name in the center of your canvas towards the bottom.

Add your license and your watermark. Delete the white background if you used one, save as a .png and you are done.

I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

April 4, 2014

Hoodoo Steampunk

I made this PTU/CT tag for Scrappin' Krazy Designs. The tube Hoodoo has that steampunk feel yet there is a mysterious quality to it which made it easy to work with.


The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Scrappin’ Krazy Designs, Steampunk Cloud scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

I’m using the very awesome tube Hoodoo from Kaci McVay. You can get it here.

Font used is AR Christy. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Gears6: Place towards the upper left corner of your canvas. Reduce opacity to 35%. Duplicate and place on the lower right corner of your canvas. Duplicate and reduce 55.3%. Place on the left side of your canvas. Duplicate one last time. Flip horizontally, rotate –35.2. Place on the right side of your canvas.

Grungemesh: Enlarge to 108.6%. Place in the middle of your canvas.

Frame1: Enlarge to 109.1. Place over the grungemesh. Add a drop shadow and outer shadow using the default settings.

Ribbon2: Reduce 83.6%. Rotate –12.3. Place over the top right of the frame. Add a drop shadow and an outer shadow using the default settings. Duplicate and rotate –11.6. Place in the top left of your canvas.

Nail: Flip horizontally. Reduce 20.3%. Rotate 13.0. Place in the lower left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow using the default settings.

Goggles: Reduce 39.3%. Place in the top left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.

Ribbon1: Rotate –15.5. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.

Flower1: Reduce 13.1%. Place near the goggles. Duplicate and place towards the lower right of your canvas.

Duplicate Ribbon2: Flip horizontally. Rotate 22.2. Place on the left side of your canvas.

Flowercluster2: Reduce 29.9%. Place on the right of your frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Flowercluster1: Reduce 47.9%. Place on the left side of your frame above the nail. Add a drop shadow and an outer glow using the default settings.

Gears8: Reduce 48.4%. Place in the lower right side of your canvas. Duplicate and reduce 68.7%. Place in the lower left side of your canvas.

Heartgear: Reduce 40.9%. Place on the left side of your frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow and an outer glow using the default settings.

Hourglass: Reduce 42.0%. Rotate 14.4. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Butterfly: Reduce 21.2%. Place towards the top right of your canvas. Add drop shadow.

Winged Clock: Reduce 43.8%. Rotate 13.8. Place towards the top of your frame on the right side. Add a drop shadow.

Post: Reduce 54.4%. Place on the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Flower2: Reduce 13.6%. Place next to the post towards the bottom. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Reduce to the size of your liking. Place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow and outer glow using the default settings.

Type the name. The color settings are 1A4236.  Size 53 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 1, color is 000000. Place the name on the top right of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.

I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

April 3, 2014

Easter Fun!!!

 This CT/PTU tutorial was mad for Disyas using her beautiful kit Easter Blessings. As you can see, there are plenty of elements to make your creation beautiful and fun!


The creation of this tutorial is my own, any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:

I used Disyas Easter Blessings scrap kit. You can find where to buy here at Mystical Scraps.

I’m using Easter Girl from Alex Prihodko. You can get it here at PicsForDesign.

Mask: Aquarebel 315 Easter 01, you can find it here. The mask links are on the left. Remember to say thank you when you download.

Font used is called AR Berkley. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500.

Create your mask using Paper 14. Place in the center of your canvas.

E35: Place at the bottom of your canvas.

E33: Reduce 21.9%. Place on the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E1: Reduce 87.2%. Place on the right side of your canvas. Duplicate and place on the left side of your canvas. It will overlap the original copy.

E65: Duplicate. Take the original element and reduce 49.0%. Rotate 10.4. Place in the upper right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow. Take your duplicate, flip horizontally and place on the left side of your canvas slightly lower than the original.

E62: Reduce 22.6%. Place on the bottom left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E34: Reduce 54.2%. Rotate –41.1. Place in the center of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E67: Reduce 25.6. Rotate 30.9. Place to the left of E34. Add a drop shadow.

E21: Reduce 32.1%. Rotate 35.11. Place to the left and slightly lower than E67. Add a drop shadow.

E19: Reduce 20.0%. Place as if it is sitting on the fence post on the left hand side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E32: Duplicate. Take your first copy and flip horizontally. Reduce 38.9%. Rotate –7.8. Place on the top right side of your canvas. Take your second copy and reduce 53.7%. Place in the middle of your canvas over the fences. Add a drop shadow.

E31: Reduce 26.1%. Place at the bottom of E32.

E8: Reduce 38.1%. Place on the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E68: Reduce 36.2%. Place on the lower left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Reduce to the size of your liking. Place in the middle of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E52: Reduce 44.1%. Place in the lower right corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E15: Reduce 37.0%. Place to the left of the bunny. Add a drop shadow.

E24: Reduce 17.8%. Place in front of the basket. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are FDFF6D.  Size 53 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings. Color is A654B5.
Check Stroke size 3, color is 9E73C0. Place the name on the top left of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark making sure they are legible.

Delete the white background and save as a .png file.

I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it. I would love to see your results if you do this tutorial.

April 2, 2014

Easter Flowers

 Adorable is the only way to describe Little Bunny from Trinita. With several layers, colors and items to choose from, you'll have a hard time deciding which one to use.


The creation of this tutorial is my own, any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:

I’m using the adorable tube Little Bunny from Trinita. You can get it here.

I used Disyas Easter Blessings scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

Mask: Easter 2010 Mask by Vix, you can find it here. It’s the 2nd mask. Remember to say thank you when you download.

Font used is called Gando BT. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500.

Open paper 02 and create your mask. Place on your canvas to your liking.

E98: Reduce 83.1%. Place towards the bottom of your canvas but not completely at the bottom.

E36: Reduce 81.0%. Place on the left side of your canvas.

E75: Reduce 29.8%. Place on the tree. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and reduce 88.8%. Place next to the original copy or to your liking.

E12: Reduce 55.3%. Place on the right side of your canvas. Hold your Ctrl button down, with your mouse, grab the bottom left handle and drag it up, this will bring the element to an angle
 Width - 51.4%
Height - 57.7%
Rotation - 10.0
Horizontal skew will be 7.0
I would say work with it until it’s to your liking. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and flip horizontally. Place on the left side of your canvas.

E35: Place on the lower right side of your canvas.

E38: Reduce 66.4%. Place on the lower left side of your canvas.

E53: Reduce 57.5%. Place towards the top of your canvas on the right side or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E64: Reduce 19.7%. Place on the left of the leaves. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and reduce 77.9%. Place on the leaves to your liking.

E76: Reduce 15.6%. Place to the left of the leaves, almost opposite the first yellow flower. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place on the lower left side of the leaves. Duplicate again and place at the bottom of the leaves, to your liking.

E66: Flip horizontally. Reduce 33.2%. Rotate 51.8. Place near the top yellow flower. Duplicate, merge the two layers together and add a drop shadow.

E47: Reduce 26.2%. Place above the left fence to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Place in the middle of the canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E61: Reduce 86.2%. Place against the right side of your canvas. The left end will be off the canvas. Now since the tube I used has a table in it, I erased the parts of the leaves that were over the legs of the table. Add a drop shadow when you’re finished.

E13: Reduce 48.7%. Rotate 3.0. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E55: Reduce 14.5%. Rotate 33.9. Place in front of element 13. Add a drop shadow.

E72: Reduce 13.9%. Place to the left of E55 or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E44: Reduce 37.4%. Place on the lower right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E2: Reduce 22.3%. Place over the bunny to the right of it. Add a drop shadow.

E22: Reduce 15.4%. Place in front of the bunny’s paws. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are 8E70CD.  Size 65.67 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow using default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 2, color is 481283.
Place the name on the top right of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark making sure they are legible.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it. I would love to see your results if you do this tutorial.