Punk It Tutorial and Freebie Cluster

Here is a tag I made and below is the tutorial on how to make it in Gimp. 
You will want the PTU kit called Punk It 2 by Crystal's Creations, you can find her kits in many stores, just check out her blog to find all you need-  http://crystalsscrapcreations.blogspot.com/
I am using an exclusive tube by Selene Vargo, called Wild Amelia, which is from www.picsfordesign.com and you must have a license to use the art downloaded from PFD. 
I am using a FTU mask #107 by Vayb's HERE
Let's get started.
1.  Open the tube of choice, duplicate and scale one layer to 440 x 509 and move to right side of canvas.  Make the other large layer invisible by clicking the little eye next to it in the layers box. Create a text layer with the copyright symbol, artist's name and website.  Name the layer copyright.  Delete the white background layer and the copyright layer that came in the PSD download.  Within the next step we will work with the larger version of the tube.
2.  Drag and drop Element 5 from the kit.  Duplicate and place the copy above the original.  Then using the rectangle select tool,  crop the bottom part of the copy of element 5 as shown in this preview-
then go up to EDIT>CLEAR.  Right click on the copy of element 5 in layers box and select MERGE DOWN.
Now drag and drop Paper 2 from kit into the canvas, place at bottom of layers box.  Right click and ADD ALPHA CHANNEL.  Then again using the rectangle select tool, crop within the frame we just put together and go to SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR.  The paper should not be showing past the boundaries of the frame.  Click the eye again of the large tube layer to make it visible, then duplicate and flip the copy.  Place one in top portion and one in bottom portion of frame.  Then right click on the paper layer and choose ALPHA TO SELECTION and while the copy of the large tube is activated within the layers box, LAYER>CROP TO SELECTION.  Repeat on the original large copy.  You should have it looking like this:
Ok, merge the two large tube layers together then go to COLORS>DESATURATE.  Duplicate the layer, go to FILTERS>RENDER and choose LINE NOVA with the presets, click OK.  Change the mode of this layer to OVERLAY.  Mode is at the top right of layers box, where the drop down arrow is.
3.  Drag and drop the following from the kit into the canvas and place accordingly:
Paper 8 (right click, add alpha channel)
Paper 11 (right click, add alpha channel)-  Right click on the frame that we made in step 2 and ALPHA TO SELECTION then click on paper 11 to make active, go to SELECT>SHRINK by 4 then SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR.  Make this layer be right above the frame layer.
Element 4- duplicate/flip copy
Element 30- duplicate
Element 13
Element 29- duplicate/flip copy
Element 27
Element 14
Element 11
Element 6
Element 9
Element 8
Element 28- duplicate
Element 21
Element 24
Add drop shadow by going to FILTERS>LIGHT & SHADOW>DROP SHADOW with settings at 3/3/6 to all layers above the frame except Paper 11.  Also add it to the frame.
4. Drag and drop the mask into the canvas, duplicate and flip.  Position so both sides are visible in the outer limits of the frame.  Then merge the two layers together.  Go to COLORS>INVERT and LAYER>TRANSPARENCY>COLOR TO ALPHA.  Then right click and ALPHA TO SELECTION.  Click on the paper 8 layer in layers box to activate, go to SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR.  The paper is now the mask so you can delete the original mask layer. 
5.  Add text to your tag, I used a font called KG Ways to Say Goodbye in black, right click ALPHA TO SELECTION then up to SELECT>GROW by 2 and filled a new transparent layer with a gradient of pink/purple.  Just click and drag upwards then unclick to make the gradient appear the way you like.  This may take a few tries, but practice makes perfect.  Add noise by going to FILTERS>NOISE>RGB NOISE with correlated checked only and settings at 20/20/20/0.  Again, SELECT>GROW by 1 this time, fill another new transparent layer with white.  Add drop shadow with same settings as above. 
6.  Save your tag as. xcf so you can come in and make changes layer per layer if necessary.  When you're satisfied, save as .png
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
BTW- You can download the cluster frame that I put together for this tag (preview below) by clicking HERE.  Please note that this cluster frame is for personal use only and may not be shared.  If anyone wants a copy, send them to this blog post.  Thanks!  If you like it/use it let me know :)

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