For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using White Christmas, a PTU by Farrah's Designer Scraps.
Font of choice, I am using Orange Fizz
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I used 1,1, 50, 5 throughout.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 850 x 850 white background.
Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 38%.
Click inside it with your magic wand, expand by 2.
Open a paper of your choice, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 38%.
Selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer,
arrange in your frame, click delete on your keyboard and deselect.
Change the blend mode to luminance (L).
Add the following elements:
Pinecones, resize by 25%
Trees, resize by 25% then 90%
Snowman, resize by 25%
Click on your frame layer, selections, modify, expand 15.
Add a new raster layer above the background layer, flood fill with #787c7b.
Adjust blur, gaussian blur by 15 or 25 depending on what you like.
Add your main tube.
Crop, resize, add you copyrights and name, then save!