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Friday, December 20, 2013

Deep Gratitude

Supplies Used

Tube of choice is from Zebrush, called “Catherine”, which you can get here. Please do NOT use without a valid license.

Font of Choice: “Avalon” by Richard Lipton (here) and Bell MT for my license tag.

Scrap Kits: (FTU) I used 2 samplers by Kim Broedelet, called “Gratitude” and “So Madly Deeply”.

Templates: Stacker 3 freebie by AK Designs, which you can find here. It will need to be re-sized, as it is a full page template.

Plugins used

Eye Candy Impact Bevel

Eye Candy Impact Brushed Metal

Lokas 3D Shadow -- string layer only


Let’s begin!

We’re going to start with the papers!

Open your full page template. This might take a bit so stay calm. Once loaded, re-size by 20%. This will take your page template down to 720x720. Save in its’ own folder when completed.

Start by finding and deleting “Paper Flags” & stitches layers from your template. We will not need them.

Open paper 2 from “Gratitude” and re-size by 25%. Find layer “Background 2” in your layers box and replace it with the paper.

Open paper 2 from “So Madly Deeply” and re-size by 25%. Find layer “Background 1” in your layers box and replace it with the paper.

Open paper 4 from “So Madly Deeply” and re-size by 25%. Find layers Frame, Paper 1 and Paper 2 in your layers box and replace them with the paper.

Drop shadow and merge paper 1 & 2 layers down into one and rename this “paper edges”.

With the frame layer, I added a bevel to the frame. Here are the settings:
Open paper 8 from “Gratitude” and re-size by 30%. Find “Circle Cut paper 1” in your layers box and replace it with the paper. Add DSB Flux Bright Noise by 55, and mixed.

Open paper 2 from “Gratitude” and re-size by 30%. Find the layer “Circle Cut Paper 2” and replace it with the paper.

Open paper 5 from “So Madly deeply” and re-size by 20%. Merge down string layers 1, 2 & 3. Replace this layer with the paper. Add the bevel listed below:


Open paper 3 from “Gratitude” and re-size by 15%. Find each of your “blue circle” layers and replace them with the paper.

The smaller circle is hiding a bit so pull it out slightly to view it after you’ve added the paper. Add a drop shadow to each circle layer and merge them all together. Rename “circles Layer”.

Now onto the elements!

Open leaf from “Gratitude” and Flip horizontal then flip vertical. Re-size by 15%. Find “flower 3” in your layers box and add below this layer. Find “Foliage 3” in your layers box and delete it.

Using the same leaf, flip vertical and find “flower 2” in your layers box and add below this layer. Find “Foliage 1” in your layers box and delete it.

One last time … find “flower 1” in your layers box and add another leaf below this layer. Use the rotation numbers below to situate it and then find “foliage 2” in your layers box and delete it.


Open flower 1 from “SO Madly Deeply” and re-size by 25%. Fid “Flower 1” in your layers box and add above this layer. Delete “flower 1” layer now.

Open flower 2 from “So Madly Deeply” and re-size by 25%. Find “Flower 4” in your layers box and add above this layer. Delete Flower 4 layer now.

Repeat the above process, with the same flower, for layers “Flower 5” and “Flower 6”. Delete both layers when done.

(I then merged these three layers into one and renamed it “blue flowers”.)

Open rose form “Gratitude” and re-size by 15%. Starting with “Flower 1” layer, add your rose in each of the remaining flower locations and then delete both flower layers.

Once my final rose was in and drop shadowed, I used Effects > Object align > Horizontal right to make sure it was where I wanted it to be. I used the same method with “leaf 3” layer and then pulled it out slightly.

Find your “Paper edges” layer. Open rose 2 from “Gratitude”, re-size it by 25% and add it above this layer. Add to just where it is peeking out from behind the circle.

Open ticket from “So Madly Deeply” and re-size by 35%. Add above the “paper edges” layer and move in until it is positioned as shown.

Open button 1 and re-size by 15%, Find and replace all button layers in your template. Drop shadow and merge the layers together. Rename this “brown buttons layer”. (Or blue buttons, if you chose that one instead.)

Open your tube of choice and re-size if need be. I had to re-size up by 115%. Add above your circles layer and then drop shadow.

Add your name and copyright. Enjoy!

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