Saturday, May 24, 2014


Written by Gwenda on May 24th 2014
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Alba Matter, FTU font found

Scrapkit by Crazy Cat Creations
This a FTU kit and can be downloaded from

Tube of choice. I used Skye by Keith Garvey. His work can be found

Mask of choice – I used 0Mask 046
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.

My grey scalloped frame template

Open new canvas 700 x 700. Fill white

New raster layer – Selections – select all.
Paste Element 41 (grey paper) into selection.

Apply 0Mask046. Merge group.
Duplicate – mirror. Merge both copies together
Apply filter – Xero – Frittilary with settings 5  30  23  39 (optional).

Grey Scalloped Frame (supplied) – Paste above mask layer.
Selections – select all. Selections – float. Selections – defloat. Layers – new raster layer.
Paste Element 25 (red paper) into selection. Deselect.
Sharpen paper. Delete template layer.

Click inside frame with magic wand. Selections – modify – expand 4.
Layers – new raster layer. Paste Element 42 (pink paper) into selection.
In layers palette, move frame to sit above paper.
Give frame inner bevel of choice.

Element 5 – Paste above paper layer and slide to right.
Duplicate – mirror.

Tube – Paste above frame and move into position.

Element 43 – Resize 60%. Paste above tube layer and move to bottom right.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror. Merge both these layers together. Duplicate again, and merge both layers together. Dropshadow.

Element 5 – Paste above element 43 layer and slide to bottom left.
Duplicate – mirror. DO NOT DROPSHADOW

Element 29 (ribbon) – Resize 60%. Paste above element 5 layers.
Free rotate right 90 and slide to bottom of frame and right a little.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror. Move this layer up slightly. Dropshadow both.

Remember you can always adjust the position of elements once everything else is in place.

Element 22 ( leaves) – Resize 50%. Paste above element 29 ribbon layers and slide down.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 23 ( leaves) – Resize 40%. Paste above element 22 layer and slide down and left.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 16 (flower) – Resize 40% then 70%. Paste above element 23 layer and slide down and left.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 17 (flower) – Resize 40% then 65%. Paste above element 16 layer and slide down and left.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 8 (butterfly scatter) – Resize 60%. Paste above element 17 layer and slide to bottom right corner.

Element 9 (butterfly) – Resize 30% then 50%. Paste above element 8 layer. Free rotate left 20. Sharpen. Slide into position.

Element 12 (butterfly) – Resize 25% then 60%. Paste above element 9 layer. Sharpen. Slide into position.

Move elements around until you are happy with their placement.

If you want to add some wordart similar to mine, here’s how to do it.

To add text on a curve:

Set foreground to a colour you can easily see, stroke width 1 or 2. Set background to null.

Draw a circle using the ellipse tool, to the size you want.
Objects – align – centre in canvas. Adjust size if necessary, but realign again if you do.

Layers – new raster layer

Set your foreground and background to the colours you want to use, and select the text you will be using.

Hover over the circle near the top, and you should see +A. Once you get close to the circle line, it should change to +A on an angle with a half-circle under it.
Sounds a bit confusing, but if you follow the steps properly, you will see what I mean.

Once you see the +A change to the angle, you can click and start typing.
You will see your words appear on a curve.
To centralize them, click at the beginning of the words in your text box and hit the space bar a few times to move them into position.
Once you have applied the text, you cannot change the spacing of it, so make sure you get it right at this point!

When you have finished your words, click Apply.
Add dropshadow if you wish.
Now – most importantly, remember to close off the coloured circle by clicking the little eye in the layer palette.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.

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