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melanieicamelia

***Joint CT for Ishika Chowdhury & Melanie Bliss***
Tube Amelia: http://bit.ly/2bruWDM
Kit: http://bit.ly/2b71QyT

The tube has several layers with colored dresses and the kit is so much fun to work with.

snc-ishi-amelia bd_ameliapv

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liadanjbgstrangenightmare

Any resemblance of this tutorial to any other tutorials is coincidental.
Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net. Do not distribute the supplies.
Please direct others to this page if you wish to share the tutorial.
Scripting this tutorial is strictly forbidden.
Translating this tutorial and posting it to your own blog or site is forbidden.

Materials Needed:

Before we start, lets make sure you’re somewhat familiar with my tagging process. I use both PhotoShop (7 & CS3) and PaintShop Pro (X6 & X8) in creating tags. Because of this my process is a bit unique and any text is done at the end in PS usually; this is due to that when any blending is done in PS then moved to PSP it will rasterize the text layer.

This tutorial was written by Heidi (Liadan) on September 12, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have beginner’s knowledge of Photoshop and Basic knowledge of Paintshop Pro. I will only use PSP for Masking in this tutorial.

When using the Free Transform Tool I always use the Maintain Aspect Ratio setting unless otherwise noted.

Aspect Ratio

*This tutorial will be moved to another site. When this is done this page will link to the tutorial. Please feel free to share this link for the tutorial as it will always be accessible.

This tutorial is the result of a CT tag for Monti’s Scraps.

In PaintShop Pro open ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Paper4.jpg

Go to Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disk…

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Select your Mask and use the options shown in the image below.

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Go to File – Save as or press F12 to save as. I saved my file as Masked 1.

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Once you have saved the file close PaintShop Pro as this is all I will use PSP for in this tutorial.

Open your Masked 1 file in PhotoShop.

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Open ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Frame2.png and copy and paste it into your image.

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Use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl +T or Edit – Free Transform) and resize your frame to 85%

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Right click on your frame layer in the Layer Pallet and select Duplicate Layer.

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Name the new layer Frame Layer 2

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Select Layer 1 and right click select Blending Options.

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In the blending options select Drop shadow and select the following options.

Blend Mode: Color Dodge
Angle: 20ᵒ
Use Global Light: Checked
Distance: 6px
Spread: 0px
Size: 5px
Quality use defaults
Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow: Checked.

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Click OK to apply.

Right click on your Layer 1 and select Copy Layer Style.

Now go to Image – Image Size and resize your image to 450 x 450 Pixels.

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Click OK to confirm and then go to File – Save as and save your image in your location with the name Strange Nightmare. This is what you should have so far.

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Open your tube, and select all and copy (Ctrl + a then Ctrl + c)

Select Layer 1 (should still be selected but if not reselect) and paste your tube in between the two frame layers

Your image should look like this.

copyright were added for image only. You will add your own at a later step.

Artist Copyright were added for display purposes only. You will add your own at a later step.

Using the free transform tool (Edit – Free transform or Ctrl+T) Resize your tube layer to 82% and move your tube so that she sits in the frame nicely.

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Now select Layer 1 and hold shift then click on Frame Layer 2 in your Layers Pallet to select all 3 layers.

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Using the Move Tool

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Move the layers so that they are positioned so your whole tube is visible in the image.

Your image should now look like this.

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Select your tube layer and using the Magic Wand tool with these options.

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Select outside of your tube.

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Right click and choose the option Select Inverse

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Select your layer Frame Layer 2 in the Layer Pallet.

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Select the Eraser Tool

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Use the following Eraser Tool settings.

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Your image should look like this before you start erasing

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Zoom into 300% with the Navigator Pallet

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Select the top left portion of the frame where the wings are. Using the eraser tool erase around the wings leaving the swirls from the cluster frame.

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Restore the Navigator to 100% and then on the right side of the frame and over the head erase the frame and any extra graffiti that shows from over the wings.

Your image should look like this.

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Go to the select menu and choose the option Deselect.

On your layer pallet select your tube layer again.

Right click and select Paste Layer Style to add your drop shadow to the layer.

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Your image should now look like this.

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Open element: ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Element9.png

Select all and copy (Ctrl + a then Ctrl + c)

In your image select the Frame Layer 2 in the layer pallet and then paste the element into the image (Ctrl +p)

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Using the free transform tool (Edit – Free Transform or Ctrl + T) adjust the new element so that it fits on the right side of the frame slightly overlaying the flower at the bottom.

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Confirm the settings by clicking on the check mark on the Free Transform Toolbar.

These are the settings I have on the Free Transform Tool.

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Right click on your element layer in the Layer Pallet and select Paste Layer Style to apply the drop shadow to your new layer. Your image should look like this now.

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Select the eraser tool and zoomed into 300% on the bottom right of your image erase the bottom of the element to make it appear that the new element is beneath the flower.

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To achieve this you want about 1 pixel showing between the flower and the element when zoomed in to 300% as shown above.

Your image at 100% will look like this.

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Now select an element to go on the right to balance the butterfly. I chose ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Element14.png

Select all and copy your element (Ctrl + a and Ctrl + c).

Paste into your image.

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Use the Free Transform tool (Edit – Free Transform or Ctrl + T) to resize and move your element to the right side of the frame to balance the butterfly on the left.

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My Free Transform Tool settings are:

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After confirming your settings, right click on the layer pallet and paste layer style to the new element you added.

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Your image should look like this now.

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Select one of the sucker elements. I chose ScrapMonti_IB-AnnaMarine-50-1-Element31.png.

Select all and copy the element (Ctrl + a and Ctrl + c)

Paste into your image (Ctrl + v)

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Using the Free Transform Tool (Edit – Free Transform or Ctrl + T) adjust the element to the right side of the image rotating 30.1ᵒ so that the sucker runs at a similar angle to the leg of the tube.

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Here are the settings on my Free Transform Tool.

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Right click on your layer in the Layer Pallet and select Paste Layer Style

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Your image should now look like this.

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Save your image.

Add your CopyRight information. I use the font FFF Galaxy at 8pt font and the anti-aliasing set to none. Once you have your copyright the way you want them, Right click on the copy right layer in the Layer Pallet and select Rasterize layer.

Go to Filters. Select Eye Candy 4000, then Select Gradient Glow.

Select your Gradient around the copyright layer. This is what I use.

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Use the Free Transform tool to rotate the copyright -90ᵒ and move it to the left side of the frame image.

Select all of your frame, tube and element layers in the Layer Pallet by clicking on the first frame layer (Layer 1), then holding Shift and scrolling to select Layer 5 (sucker layer). Use the Free Transform tool to reduce the size to 90% and adjust the layers so the top of the wings touches the top of the image.

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Confirm the adjustment then select your Copyright Layer. Move it to the area on the left of the image to touch your frame.

Select your Text tool again and add your name. The font I used was JacobaLightDB at 72 pt font and Smooth in Anti-Aliasing.

Position your name how you want.

Right click on your text layer in the Layer Pallet and select Paste Layer Style to add your drop shadow.

Double click on Blending Options and add the following blending options.

Outer Glow

Outer Glow

Bevel & Emboss

Bevel & Emboss

Color Overlay

Stroke

Stroke

Save your image, you’re now finished. I would love to see what you do with this tutorial.

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MontiAMTonyasGothicDream-vi

Any resemblance of this tutorial to any other tutorials is coincidental.
Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net. Do not distribute the supplies.
Please direct others to this page if you wish to share the tutorial.
Scripting this tutorial is strictly forbidden.
Translating this tutorial and posting it to your own blog or site is forbidden.

Materials Needed:

  • Scrap Kit: I used Tonya’s Gothic Dream Mini Kit by Monti Scraps available at CDO.
  • Tube of choice: I used Anna Marine Individual Tube 7-2 also from CDO. Do not use this tube without having a valid license to do so.
  • Circular Mask of Choice. I used Moonbeams and Spiderwebs Mask 85. Which you can download from her website here.
  • Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow.

Before we start, lets make sure you’re somewhat familiar with my tagging process. I use both PhotoShop (7 & CS3) and PaintShop Pro (X6 & X8) in creating tags. Because of this my process is a bit unique and any text is done at the end in PS usually; this is due to that when any blending is done in PS then moved to PSP it will rasterize the text layer.

This tutorial was written by Heidi (Liadan) on August 29, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have a fairly decent (moderate) knowledge of Photoshop and Basic knowledge of Paintshop Pro. I will only use PSP for Masking in this tutorial.

When using the Free Transform Tool I always use the Maintain Aspect Ratio setting unless otherwise noted.

Aspect Ratio

*This tutorial will be moved to another site. When this is done this page will link to the tutorial. Please feel free to share this link for the tutorial as it will always be accessible.

This tutorial is the result of a CT tag for Monti’s Scraps

Remember to save your work often.

First open your paper of choice from your kit in Paintshop Pro.

Apply your mask by going to Layer – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disc.

Use the settings Fit to Canvas, Hide all Mask and Source Luminance as shown in the image below. Invert your transparency if your mask is white on the outside where the mask in the image shows black.2

Save the file as the name you wish to give your tag. I used AMTonyasGothicDream.

Close the file in PaintShop Pro and open it in PhotoShop.

You can close PSP if you wish at this point.

Select your first element from the kit. This needs to be a vertical thin element like a ribbon, branch or string. For this element I used the curled ribbon with charms hanging from it.

Place it on the left side of the tag appearing to hang at off the curved side of the masked layer about halfway down the curve. Use the free transform tool to resize your element so that it ends before the bottom curve of the mask.

Add a drop shadow to your element. The settings I used for my drop shadow are shown below.

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Copy your layer style as you will paste this on each subsequent layer.

Open your second element. This needs to be an element that is taller than it is wide such as a building, vertical leaf, item of clothing etc. You do want this element to have some substance to it, unlike the ribbon/branch used earlier. For this element I used the castle element.

Place this on the left so that you can see your first element. Use the free transform tool (ctrl + T) to resize the element. You want this element to take up about 60% of the height of your tag, and raise above the top of your mask layer.

Paste your drop shadow to this layer.

Open your third vertical element. This element needs to be similar to the second that it has some substance in both height & width but be taller than it is wide. For this element I chose the dress.

Place this element on the right side of the tag. Use the free transform tool to size the element to the size you desire. This element will be about 50% of the mask in height, and not go above or below the mask’s top or bottom.

Paste your drop shadow to this layer.

Select another tall thin element. This will be another ribbon, branch or string. For this element I selected the two ribbons on the clasp.

Use the Free Transform tool to resize and place this element so it appears to hang on the curve of the circle closer to the top of the circle on the right.

Paste your drop shadow to this layer.

This is what I have so far.

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Now open your tube, and place it in the image. Use the Free Transform tool to resize your tube so that it is situated as you wish in the tag.

Add your drop shadow to this layer with the paste layer style.

This is what I have so far.

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Note copyright will be added later but is shown in tutorial at this point.

Now select a frame element. Use the free transform tool to resize and place your frame.  I recommend a frame with a cluster already on it, if you don’t have a cluster you will need to add a cluster to your frame on the bottom right.

Add your drop shadow to the frame element. Select your tube layer.

Using the magic wand tool

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select the outside area of your tube.

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Right click and select inverse.

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Delete the frame at the top over the tube then deselect using the select menu, and delete the left part of the frame and the bottom of the fame up to your cluster.

Note the images above already show the frame deleted.

Now create a cluster for the left side of your tag. I used 3 elements, the heart with bat wings, the graffiti and the barbed wire heart to do this in my tag. Add your drop shadow to all layers in your cluster, and position to fill in the hole at the bottom left of the tag.

Tip: You can select all layers of your cluster once created and use the free transform tool to resize the layers together into your gap.

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Using Image – Image size resize your image to 400 x 400.

Now it’s time to add your copyright information.

I use FFF Galaxy for my font.  8 point with none for anti-aliasing mode.

Rasterize your layer by right clicking the layer.

Save your work.

Under Filters go to Eye Candy 4000. Select Gradient Glow…

Under Basic use the settings

Glow Width 0.04
Soft Corners % 16
Overall Opacity % 100
Check Draw Only Outside Selection

Under Color select a color that complements your tag but allows the text to be read easily.

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Save your work again.

Now add your name. Place in a location you like on your tag.

I used the font Aaargh in 48 point normal smooth anti-aliased mode.

The color I used was complementary to my tag.

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Then paste your layer style to the name for the drop shadow.

Add a Stroke and outer glow using the following settings.

10Outer Glow

11Stroke

Save your tag because you’re now done.

LiadanAMTonyasGothicDream

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Any resemblance of this tutorial to any other tutorials is coincidental.
Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net. Do not distribute the supplies.
Please direct others to this page if you wish to share the tutorial.
Scripting this tutorial is strictly forbidden.
Translating this tutorial and posting it to your own blog or site is forbidden.

Materials Needed:

Before we start, lets make sure you’re somewhat familiar with my tagging process. I use both PhotoShop (7 & CS3) and PaintShop Pro (X6 & X8) in creating tags. Because of this my process is a bit unique and any text is done at the end in PS usually; this is due to that when any blending is done in PS then moved to PSP it will rasterize the text layer.

This tutorial was written by Heidi (Liadan) on August 4, 2016. The tutorial was written with the assumption that you have a fairly decent (moderate) knowledge of Photoshop and Basic knowledge of Paintshop Pro. I will only use PSP for Masking in this tutorial.

When using the Free Transform Tool I always use the Maintain Aspect Ratio setting unless otherwise noted.

Aspect Ratio

*This tutorial will be moved to another site. When this is done this page will link to the tutorial. Please feel free to share this link for the tutorial as it will always be accessible.

Remember to save your work often.

Open a new 900 x 900 image in Photoshop. Ensure your DPI is set to 72 and that your background is transparent.

Open A paper from your kit. I used ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Paper5.

Open a second paper and place it ontop of the first. I used ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Paper9.

Save your Image as BurlesqueNights. Close the image in PhotoShop and Open in PaintShop Pro.

Select your bottom layer in PaintShop Pro and select Layer – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disc.

Repeat this process for the second paper layer.

Save the image in PaintShop Pro and close it. Reopen in PhotoShop.

Select your top paper layer and Change the Blend Mode for the Layer to Luminosity

Tip

You can change the Blend Mode for the layer in either the Layer Pallet or by right clicking on the layer and selecting Blending Options.

Open a frame and add it into your image. I used ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Frame5.

Rename your layer Tube.

Resize as needed using the Free Transform tool (Ctrl +T).

Open your tube and add it into your image.

Rename the layer Tube

Resize as needed using the Free Transform Tool.

Duplicate your tube layer.

Name it Tube Blur.

Go to Filter

Select Blur

Select Gaussian Blur

Set your radius to 7.0

Confirm the blur.

Set the Blend Mode for this layer to Color Burn.

Now Duplicate your frame and move it above the two tube layers.

Your image should look like this.

Remember to save your work often.

Using the Magic Wand tool with the settings Tolerance 32, Anti Alias Checked, Contiguous Checked and Sample All Layers Unchecked.

Select your Tube Layer

Click outside of the tube

Right click in the selected area and choose the option ‘Select Inverse’

Select your top Frame Layer. Delete the frame covering the face and hair, but leave part of the tube under the frame.

Depending on the clusters you create you may need to remove any additional parts sticking under the frame; however the clusters I created cover the elbow on the tube and I didn’t have to remove any part of the tube.

Remember to save your work often.

Now get ready to do some clusters.

Open an Image size 500 x 500 with a transparent background

Open the same frame you used in the image.

Open 5 additional elements. I used the following elements.

¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element23
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element68
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element57
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element44
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element66

Add the frame to your blank Image.

Open your first element. I used element 23.

Using the Free Transform tool, rotate and place so that your going along the bottom side of the frame away from where your tube goes under. For me this is the bottom right .

Add each element so that you go no higher than 1/4 of the way up the frame and no further to the center than 1/2 of the way into the frame.

When you finish you will have a frame and 5 elements in a cluster.

This is what I have:

Remove the frame

This is what I have left:

Highlight all the layers in your cluster image and drag into your tag image.

All 5 layers should remain selected and you can use the free transform tool for all 5 layers to position on your frame in the same location you had it in before we deleted the frame from our cluster image.

This is what I have now:

Remember to save your work often.

Now my second cluster is much more complex, and I used the WZ_CluserIt2_C action from the Cluster It {2} Photoshop Actions by Studio Wendy to create it.

I am not going to go step by step through the action.
Follow the prompts and use the default size of each element when selected placing. Don’t resize the elements and cancel when you get to the step to save.

The elements I used (in the best order I can remember)

¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element50
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element62
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element73
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element27
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element74
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element66
¤ ScrapMonti_BurlesqueNights-Element8

This is what I get after running the Action.

Copy all layers from the image created from the action and drag into your tag image.

Use the Free Transform tool to place on the side of the image where your tube goes under the frame.

Resize so that the cluster is approximately the same height as the frame you selected (rotate as necessary).

Locate the Mask layer and select in your Layer Pallet.

Move this to a location between the vertical cluster and the first cluster we created.

Remember to save your work often.

Copy the Layer Style from any of the layers from the vertical cluster.

Paste this (drop shadow) onto the bottom frame layer, tube layer, and the 5 layers of your original cluster.

Go to Edit – Image Size.

Resize the image to 400 x 400.

Remember to save your work often.

Add your Copyright information. I use FFF Galaxy font at 8pt with none selected for the font corrections. Select a color that contrasts with your tag, I selected Red.

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Rasterize the layer and Save.

Go to Filters – Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Set the Glow Width to 0.04
Set Soft Corners to 16

This is what I have at this stage:

Select a Font for your name. I used Heather at a 60 point font setting selecting a color from the tube.

Paste your Drop Shadow Layer onto your text layer, then add an outer glow that complements the color of the font, a 1 pixel stroke in another complementary color, and bevel & emboss the text layer.

These are the settings I used.

Position your name and save your tag.

Here is my result:

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! I would love to see your results.

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✿.•✿ CT for Ishika Chowdhury ✿•.✿

I used the gorgeous sunkissed Oliva tube that can be purchased from Render Art World, Digi Diva’s and Mystical Scraps. Click on any image below to be directed to the site for purchase.

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Mystical Scraps

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Digi Divas

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Render Art World

Olivia has 9 colored layers, and is very versatile in how she can be used.

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I also used the matching kit by Kizzed by Kelz. The elements and papers in this kit are amazing. Being able to bring my imagination to life with this kit was super easy. It’s a fun beach kit and goes with the tube extremely well.

Tag 1: ICOliviaNoName created using the No Name Tutorial by Vix

Tag 1: ICOliviaNoName created using the No Name Tutorial by Vix

 

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Tag 2: ICOlivia. No tutorial used.

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SNC-ISHI-SCARLETPREV

✿.•✿ CT for Ishika Chowdhury ✿•.✿

I used the stunning Scarlet tube from the Scraps & Company store. She has 6 color layers for both her dress and flower (optional) and 2 hair colors. She’s a stunning tube to work with, and the combinations are endless.

You can purchase the tube here.

LiadanICScarletColorShore LiadanICScarlet

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✿.•✿ CT for Ishika Chowdhury ✿•.✿
I used the gorgeous Zoe tube available at Scraps & Co
Zoe comes with 7 gorgeous layers, and is extremely versatile.
She also has 2 gorgeous matching kits.
For this tag I used Zoe’s 4th of July Kit by Kizzled by Kelz Kits. This kit has 132 elements & papers and is great for any patriotic themed tag.
 
For my second tag I used Zoe’s Summer Kit by Blissful Designs. This kit has 83 elements and 9 papers. It’s like taking a trip to the beach and a lot of fun to work with.

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