Saturday, March 19, 2011


Written by Gwenda on 19th March 2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Monika

Black Orchid scrapkit by Scrappers Emporium FTU found

Tube of choice. I used Siren by Keith Garvey. I purchased mine through MPT, but Keith’s work can now be found at

Open a new canvas 700 x 700 and fill white.

Brad 1 resize 30%. Paste

Brad 3 resize 25%. Paste. Move slightly to one side and down so it sits halfway across the darker one. Duplicate – mirror.
Close background and merge visible.

Mura Meister copies – encircle. Change top 3 settings to 12  75  75. Leave all others as default.

Paper 3 resize 70% then 90%. Paste under frame and remove any excess from around sides.

Ribbon Heart  resize 50% then 85%
Paste over frame at bottom left. Free rotate left 25. Sharpen.
Duplicate, and move copy under frame.
On top copy, erase parts so it looks like it’s weaving trough the circular frame.

Click on the bottom copy of the ribbon heart. Duplicate and mirror.
Move this layer up over the frame, and move back over to the left ( see my tag for example).
Duplicate and move a copy back under the frame as before.
Again erase parts.
Dropshadow top copy of each ribbon heart.

Close off background and paper circle and merge visible.

Open background and paper again.

Duplicate the circle frame, move it down so it sits above the white background. Resize this layer 85%
Adjust blur – Gaussian with radius 10
Effects – texture – mosaic glass with following settings:
Columns & rows both 50, glass curv 50, edge 0, grout w 3, grout diff 50
Duplicate – mirror, merge down.
Duplicate – flip  - merge down

Paste tube over frame and move into desired position. Duplicate, and move copy between frame and paper circle.

Click on paper circle – selections – float – defloat. Click on bottom tube copy and hit delete.

On top tube copy, delete any excess from the bottom. Dropshadow this layer

Roses resize 60% place on right over frame. Duplicate.
On top copy, free rotate right 25. Sharpen
Move bottom copy slightly till they look good. I also erased part of the stem on one, just to tidy it up a bit.
Dropshadow both rose layers.

Ribbons resize 30% then 60%.  Place over roses.

Bow 1 resize 40% and then 75% sharpen. Place over ribbons. Dropshadow

Butterfly 1 resize 40% Sharpen. Dropshadow

Butterfly 2. Resize 45%. Mirror. Sharpen. Dropshadow

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.