This tutorial was written by me on March 21st, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
A wonderful FTU (formally PTU) kit by Rissa's Designs called "Emerald". Download from her blog HERE. Be sure to leave a thank you for hard work freely shared!
Gorgeous artwork by Deanna Bach Talsma, this tube is called "Sorcerer" and is available at PSP Tube Stop. Please don't use without a license.
Template #56 by Tracy F Designz. Download from her blog HERE (scroll down to find template download links).
Mask #10 from Melissaz Creationz, HERE.
Font used: Lasting Love, HERE.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.
Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate and close the original.
Delete Tracy F Designz layer.
Change the canvas size to 750 x 750. Add a new raster layer and send to the bottom, flood fill with white.
Activate Bracket 1 layer; select all, float and defloat. From the kit, open Paper 16 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and position within the selection. Invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete original layer. Duplicate the paper layer and mirror. Move this layer above Bracket 2 and position. Delete Bracket 2.
Activate Oval layer; select all, float and defloat. Open Paper 11 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete. Deselect and delete original layer.
Activate Circle layer; select all, float and defloat. Open Paper 6 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer; invert selection and tap delete. Do not deselect.
Open the (sorcerer only) tube and resize 150%. Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the selection, see my tag for reference. Tap delete and deselect. Change the blend mode to Multiply.
Apply drop shadow to template layers, I used H&V 0, Opacity 75, Blur 12.
Copy the sorcerer and cauldron tube and paste as a new layer. Arrange as shown on my tag. Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 0, Opacity 65, Blur 12.
Add your elements, I used:
Sparkle: do not resize; duplicate once
Plant01: do not resize
Plant02: resize 85%; mirror
Flower04 & 05: resize each 10%; duplicate and mirror each once
Wands01: resize 50%; free rotate 15 degrees right.
GemButterfly01: resize 12%, then 90%; free rotate 12 degrees left. Duplicate twice, mirror once.
Flower01: resize 15%; duplicate and mirror
Sparkles01 & 02: do not resize; duplicate as desired and arrange above the background layer.
Drop shadow all elements, I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 10.
Hide the background layer and merge visible. Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all. Open Paper 3; copy and paste into selection and deselect. Apply Melissaz Creationz mask #10 and merge the mask group.
Crop and resize your tag. Activate the text tool and select Lasting Love font. I used - Size: 90, Stroke: 1, Anti-alias: Sharp, Create as a Vector. Set foreground to #d8d3d5 and background to #0e2609. Type your name and position where desired. Layers > Convert to Raster Layer. Apply a drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 10.
Add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png and you're finished! Thanks for trying my tutorial.