This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2015. It may not be copied or reproduced in whole or in part without my written permission.

This tutorial assumes a basic working knowledge of PSP and AS.

Scrap kit is Midnight Cheer from SophisticatSimone and is available for purchase from Hania's DesignHERE.
The animation is also by SophisticatSimone, available at CDO HERE There are three animations in the package - all very festive!
The girl is by Ray, available at PicsForDesign HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
Mask and font of choice


Install your plugin before beginning
Open a new transparent image, 600 x 600, and flood fill with white
Open paper 9, resize to 600 x 600, copy and close
Paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
I softened my mask a bit by adjusting blur, gaussian blur, 8
Open element 70, resize to 500 height, copy, close and paste as new layer
I'll assume as we proceed that you copy, close and paste as new layer rather than keep repeating that!
Open your Ray tube and choose the layers you want to use
You'll have to merge visbile and resize to 500 height
Paste as new layer and move slightly to the right
Duplicate this layer and move it below the frame layer
On the top girl layer, use your eraser tool to remove that part of her legs that cover the frame
Activate your group layer
Open element 70, resize to 120 width and move to the top left
Erase the music note that's inside the frame
Open element 39, resize to 90 width and move inside the frame to the left side
Duplicate this layer and move to the right so it's beside the first ones
Activate your frame layer
Open element 77, resize to 180 width and move to the right side of the frame
Open element 3, resize to 185 width and move to the top right
Open element 35, resize to 150 width and move to the right side, overlapping the clock a bit
Open element 43, resize to 130 width and move to the right side, overlapping the bottom of the candles
Open element 7, resize to 160 width and move to the bottom right
Activate the top girl layer
Open element 79, resize to 340 width and move to the bottom and slightly left
Go through your layers and add drop shadows
I used 0, 3, 42, 6, black - but not on the bottom girl layer
Add the copyright info and license number for the Ray tube
Convert to raster layer
Effects, plugins, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow:
On the color tab choose white
On the basic tab, 7, 25, 100, draw box checked
Reduce the opacity of this layer to 70%
For my text, I used Maratre, #44274d and gave it the same gradient glow
Merge down
Merge down again
Close the eye on this merged layer
Click any other layer to activate it
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 16 frames and then minimize for now
Open the sparkle animation from SophisticatSimone
Edit, select all
Animation, resize animation and choose 400 width
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - frame 1
Position the sparkle near the bottom left of the frame and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP and open the eye on the top merged layer
Copy and go to AS, right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 16 frames
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames again
Edit, paste into selected frame - again frame 1
Position and click once to set in place
If you wish to resize your tag, click animation, resize animation and choose the size you want
Save as a gif file
Thanks for trying my tut!

tagcatz