This person has cool tutorial (cool site too)... there's one for a tape:
If you have the tutorial and you're a Photoshop user, check out these brushes:
To install, etc.:
Brush how to
I love fonts and there are tons of free ones:
Free stock photo:
Why use a stock photo? Instead of a fake looking flower, find a stock photo of a flower and cut that photo out (best if the background is white) and paste that photo into your layout. I'll have a sample in my gallery... tomorrow.
Happily designing for WPlus9 and CSS stamps, Waltzingmouse sketch, Scarlet Lime kit club, and the Digichick Card Caravan