My first step was was to give both frames a coat of white gesso. While that dried I dug out my Christmas supplies and picked out the papers and ephemera I wanted to use. The papers are leftovers from old collections and the ephemera is from the Tim Holtz Christmas pack. I then discovered my paper was more of an off white, so I gave the chipboard a coat of ivory chalk paint and it matched perfectly.
I assembled the base layers of my cards and attached my chipboard. On the square frame, I snipped it in two corners to create an overlapping corner and a smaller square.
Next I used an assortment of paper flowers, small pine cones, pine stems, and twine to embellish the cards. I added Prima's snowflake paste to the edges of the pine cones and flowers to give them a soft snowy look. I used Unicorn Hair Sparks paint to color the centers of the white flowers.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and have some ideas to get started on your Christmas cards! I know I'm excited just having two completed this early in the year!
I used the following Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts products on these cards:
Holly Frame Circle
Holly Frame Square