This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP and it is written for PSP versions 8 & 9

You don't need need any outside filters, just what your PSP comes with and we are working with the selection and preset tools

 Open a new canvas 500 x 500
Choose your selection tool and choose rectangle. Settings replace and feather 0. Floodfill with a nice creamy color and go to Effects, Texture, Old Paper


Select None
Add drop shadow with following settings.
Vertical 0 / Horizontal 2 / Opacity 80 / Blur 5 / Color Black
Repeat, but this time change Horizontal to -2
Find a nice tube . Eg a nice flower or what ever you wish to have on your card and paste as a new layer and resize (all layers unchecked) and lower the opacity to anything between 20-50 depending on how much you want it to show. Now go to Layers - Merge - Merge Visible. This is our card inside the envelope.
Now add a new layer and move it to bottom. Choose your preset tools and choose rectangle.
Choose the same creamy color as a background color and and a slightly darker foreground color stroke 4. Draw a rectangle slightly bigger than the previous rectangle. Highlight the layer, convert to rasterlayer and add the same texture as before.
Add a new layer
Choose your preset tool again with same settings and colors (just make it stroke 3), but choose triangle from the drop down list. Draw a triangle that is as wide as the envelope and stretch up as much as you'd like it to be. It's ok if it's upside down. We'll just convert to raster layer and got to Image and Flip. Move it to place with the mover tool. If it is too wide or too narrow, you can fix this with the deformation tool .

Add the same Texture again
You can also add your tube on the lid of the envelope.
If you added a tube on the lid. Hide all the other layers except the lid and the tube, highlight either layer and go to Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
When you move your mouse over the layers on the layer palette, you will see what is on each layer, so it's easy to see what to hide.
Unhide all the layers again
Now with your deformation tool turn the envelope and the lid a little to the left. this is optional. you can also leave them straight. (you can also use the rotate tool. Go to Image - Rotate - Free Rotate and check the boxes either to the Left or Right and 15 degrees. Do this for both the envelope and lid layers by highlighting them)
Add a new layer and add your text and your name
Merge visible and save as a jpg. (this will leave a white background). If you want it with transparent background, open animation shop and  copy your image with Edit - Copy and paste to animation shop as a new image and save as a gif file.
Happy creating.
And as always - if you have any questions all you need to do is ask


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