Saturday, June 15, 2013


Written by Gwenda on June 15th 2013
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Varsity Regular

Scrapkit called 4th of July by LaCarolita. This is FTU and can be found

Tube of choice. I used Firecracker by Keith Garvey. You can purchase Keith’s tubes from his store

Mask of choice – I used one called 0Mask046. I’m not sure who this belongs to, so if it’s yours, please let me know and I will either remove it, or give you credit for it. You can download it

Open new raster layer 700 x 700 and fill with white.

Layer – new raster layer. Selections – select all. Paste Paper 4 into selection. Deselect.
Apply mask. Merge group.
Duplicate mask. Mirror. Merge both mask layers together.

 Fireworks 1 – resize 85%.
Paste above mask layer. Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror. Merge both copies together. Duplicate and slide up.
Dropshadow both.

Frame 2 – Resize 70% then 90%.
Paste above fireworks layer. Free rotate right 45.
Click inside frame with magic wand. Selections – expand 4.
Layers – new raster layer. Fill white.
Effects – texture effects – weave with settings 1,  2,  10, both colors #000067
Dropshadow frame.

Tube – Paste above frame and slide up slightly.

Bow 2 – Resize 40%. Paste above the frame layer, below the tube.
Slide right. Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both

Misc 1 (Eagle wings) – Resize 90%. Paste above tube layer. Slide to bottom Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Flower 8 – Resize 40% then 80%. Paste above fireworks layer and slide left.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Flower 6 – Resize 40% then 75%. Paste above flower 8 layer and slide left.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Flag– Resize 60%. Paste above Flower 6 layer. Free rotate right 20 and slide to top right corner.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Crop & resize if desired.
Add copyrights and name.

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