Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Written by Gwenda on December 3rd 2013
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Alba Matter, found

Scrapkit is Masquerade Ball, a FTU kit from Gimptastic scraps.
You can download this kit

Tube of choice. I used one by Keith Garvey called Mask. You can purchase Keith’s fantastic tubes from his shop

Mask of choice – I used 0Mask 011
I’m not sure where I got this mask, so if it is yours, please let me know and I will either remove it, or give credit.
You can download this mask.

Open a new raster 700 x 700 and fill white.
Layers – new raster layer.
Fill with black
Apply mask 0Mask 011
In layers palette, merge group.
Stretch mask to all edges.
Drop opacity to 50

Frame 6 – Paste above the mask layer.  
Slide to top right corner.
Duplicate – mirror – flip.
Dropshadow both.

Frame 1 – Paste above the Frame 6 layer.
Slide to bottom right corner.
Duplicate – mirror – flip.
Dropshadow both

Frame 4 – Paste above the Frame 1 layer.
Click inside Frame 4 with magic wand.
Selections – modify – expand 4.
Layers – new raster layer. Paste Paper 2 into selection.
Sharpen paper
Dropshadow frame 4.

Pearls – Resize 80%. Paste above paper 2 layer. Slide to the top of the  paper.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Tube – Paste above pearl layer. Slide to the desired position.
On bottom copy, erase excess at the bottom.
In layers palette, move one copy to sit above Frame 4.

Harp – Paste between top tube layer and frame 4 layer.
Slide to bottom left corner.

Music Notes – Paste above harp layer. Slide to the bottom left corner.
Selections – select all. Selections – float. Selections – defloat. Selections – modify – expand 1.
Layers – new raster layer. Fill black.
In layers palette move the black layer below the Music notes layer.
On music notes layer, give inner bevel of choice.
On black layer, drop opacity to 50.
Merge music notes down to black layer.

Your top copy of tube should be the next layer

Deco 2 – Paste above top tube layer.
Free rotate Left 90. Slide to bottom left corner.
Sharpen. Duplicate - mirror
Dropshadow both.

Beads 1 – Resize 40%. Paste above Deco 2 layer.
Slide to the bottom right of the frame.
Sharpen. Duplicate - mirror.
Move closer together if necessary so the middles are just touching
Merge both copies together.
Make sure they line up with the middle of the frame at the bottom.
Duplicate. Slide one layer up to sit at the top of the frame.
In layers palette, move this copy under the top tube.
Dropshadow both

Hearts – Resize 35%. Paste above top beads 1 layer and slide to the bottom centre.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Violin –Paste above hearts layer and slide to the bottom left corner.
Free rotate Left 10.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Champagne – Paste above violin layer and slide to the bottom right corner.

Glass – Resize 75%. Paste above Champagne layer and slide to bottom right.
On bottom copy, free rotate Left 7
Sharpen. Dropshadow. both

Mask 2 –Paste above glass layers and slide to bottom centre
Free rotate Right 7
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Add any other embellishments of choice.
Erase the bottom part of your tube if it shows below the elements.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.

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