Written by Gwenda on March 23rd 2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental
You will need:
Font of choice – I used lucida blackletter
Scrapkit called Black Swan by Pink Princess Scraps.
This is a PTU kit which can be purchased at
Tube of choice. I used Rosalyn by Fred Winkler. His work can be found at
Mask of choice – I used WSL259
Open new raster layer 600 x 600 and fill with white.
Layer – new raster layer. Selections – select all. Paste paper 2 into selection. Deselect.
Adjust Brightness & Contrast (B&C) 20 0
Apply WSL mask 59
Ele 4 (frame) Copy & Paste
Click in centre of frame. Layer – new raster layer – fill with gradient FG b7b7b7 BG e9e9e9 set at 45 degrees with 4 repeats.
Go to effects – texture effects – blinds with settings 3 40 & colour a3454f
Tube paste on top of frame as shown
Ele 6 (candelabra) resize 75%. Move left. Sharpen
Ele 43 (leaves) resize 50%. Flip. Adjust B&C 20 0. Sharpen and move bottom right. Duplicate – mirror – merge down
Ele 20 (heart clock) resize 50%. Move left
Ele 24 (diamond trail) paste on left. Duplicate – mirror – merge down
Ele 8 (red flowers) resize 60%. Free rotate left 90. Sharpen. Duplicate- mirror – merge down
Ele 30 (music) resize 75%. Move left. Sharpen
Ele 1 (parasol) resize 70% Paste over frame top right. Adjust B&C 20 0. Sharpen
Ele 16 (Flowers) resize 70%. Mirror. Move to the right. Sharpen
Duplicate – mirror and move to the right higher than the others. Erase part of stem that shows. Merge down.
Ele 7 (candle) resize 60%. Paste on right. Sharpen
Ele 31 (sparkles) resize 70%. Paste as top layer. Erase any sparkles over face on tube ( just looked a bit yuk )
Dropshadow all layers except mask & sparkles & white background
Crop & resize if desired.
Add copyrights and name.