02 May 2010

Spring Punch (FTU)

 (Click tag to see full-size image) 

Spring Punch 

This tutorial was written by me on May 2nd, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in all versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a beautiful FTU kit by Tamie of Addictive Pleasures.  This is part of the 3 Addictive Princesses April Blog Train.  Please remember to leave some love when you download, a thank you goes a long way!

Tube of choice: I'm using the colorful art of Angie Monasterio.  You must purchase a license from MPT to use her tubes.

Mask of choice: I used WSL_Mask84, download HERE.

Font of choice: I used A&S Jiggy Roman

Ready to make a new tag?  Let's begin!

Place your mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 650 x 650, white background.

From the scrap kit, open Frame4 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move slightly to the left.

Using the magic wand tool, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 4.

Open a paper of choice from the kit, resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Do not deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize if needed and place on the right side of the tag.  Duplicate the tube and mirror, move below the frame layer.  Resize the duplicate as desired (I resized 125%) and hit delete to get rid of the excess.  Selections > Select None.

Add a light drop shadow to the duplicate tube (I used H&V 2, Opacity 32, Blur 6).  Change the blend mode to Darken.  Effects > Art Media Effects > Charcoal.  Choose Light Charcoal from the drop down menu and leave the other settings as is.  Lower the opacity if you wish, I left mine at 100%.

Add a drop shadow to the frame, I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 6.

Open Flowers2 and resize 80%, then 90%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to just above the background layer and place on the left side of the frame, erase the bits showing below the frame.  Use a lighter drop shadow for the remaining elements, I used H&V 2, Opacity 38, Blur 5.

Open daisy and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the right side of the tag and move below the frame.  Duplicate and flip, arrange on the bottom right side.

Open flower, copy and paste as a new layer, move on top of the daisy but place above the frame.  Duplicate and flip, place above the frame and on top of the bottom daisy.

Open flower4, copy and paste as a new layer.  Place in the middle of the two daisies, move this layer down so it's between the flowers and the daisies.  See my tag for reference.

Open flowertrail and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and free rotate 45 degrees left.  Move down to just above the background layer and arrange on the left side of the frame.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all your elements, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Move your tag down slightly.

Make your background layer active and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.

Open a paper of choice, copy and paste into the selection.  Selections > Select None.

Apply the mask using these settings: Source luminance, fit to canvas, hide all mask and invert transparency unchecked.  In the layers palette, right click the mask and choose Merge > Merge Group.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a jpg or png and you're finished!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and please let me know if you're trying them!  If I don't hear from anyone I figure no one is doing them.  LOL!  A quick note in the shoutbox is very much appreciated!  :-D

Hugs, Carol


  1. Great Tut!!! Thank you so much!!


  2. Thanks so much Jenn, I'm very happy you enjoyed it!

    Hugs, Carol