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Saturday, December 17, 2011


Kit- I'm using a stunning kit called "Holly Wishes" by A Taggers Scrap. Visit her blog here to find out where you can purchase it!
Tube- Rudolfina by Elias Chatzoudis available for purchase at PTE with a valid license
Font- Zapfino Italic
GIMP or program of choice

Open a new canvas 700x700
Open as layers frame9, place in center of canvas
Open as layers paper9, resize layer 50%, add alpha channel
Use the fuzzy select tool, click inside frame
Select>Grow by 5 pixels, Select>Invert
Highlight paper layer, Edit>Clear
Duplicate frame9 and resize about 80%-duplicate
place smaller sized frames so they show a bit behind both sides of larger frame
Open as layers frame7, resize about 80%
Place behind all 3 frames so it shows just inside the smaller frame 9s
Open as layers paper18, resize about 50%, add alpha channel
Place behind smaller frame9 layers. Erase any parts that stick out beyond frames

Activate one of the smaller frame9 layers
Using your fuzzy select tool, click inside frame
Select>Grow by 5 pixels
open as layers tube close up under frames
Select>Invert, Edit>Clear
change blend mode to Screen
duplicate tube, flip horizontally and move copy under the other small frame9

Add main tube of choice
on top layer- Filters>Gaussian blur @ 4
blend mode- screen, opacity- 45
drop shadow bottom tube layer

Add elements from the kit to your tag:
leaves4- duplicate, flip horizontally, move
ornament 3
ornament 4
ornament 17
flower 1
branch 4- duplicate, flip horizontally, move
ornament 16
tree 2

Add drop shadows to elements
crop and resize your tag
add copyright and license info
add name and any text
merge, save, enjoy :D

Thank you for trying my tut! If you have any questions or would like to show me your results, feel free to email me:


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