Pals Guest Stamper Shelly G.

Christmas 2011 outside
You got a look at her drop dead gorgeous sunflower card on yesterday's post.  Today you get to witness more of the amazing papercrafting skills of Shelly Garris, a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals.   The snowy effects are beautiful and she turns "Lovely as a Tree" (a Stampin' Up! classic) into a crisp and sparkly holiday card.

Christmas 2011 inside
Shelli doesn't have a blog but has generously provided the details of her card below.

FROM SHELLI:  I?m excited and proud to present this card?it will be my Christmas card this year. 

I stamped the tree in Always Artichoke, made sure it was dry then embossed ?Merry Christmas?.  I colored the tree trunk with Soft Suede and then made it snow.  Before the craft white dried I sponged the accumulation.  I wrapped Baker?s Twine around the Crumb Cake cardstock, adhered that to the Cherry Cobbler and then attached the glimmer snowflake.  

115026 Lovely As A Tree

W124310, C124312 Hand Penned Holidays

115438 Serene Snowflakes

W122680, C122682 Beautiful Season

Itty Bitty Backgrounds ? retired, but Sandy Speckles wheel (117651) could be used


119685  Cherry Cobbler smooth cardstock

120953 Crumb Cake smooth cardstock

100730 Whisper White smooth cardstock

124005 Silver Glimmer paper


105219 Always Artichoke classic ink

119669 Cherry Cobbler classic ink

121030 Crumb Cake classic ink

101731 Whisper White craft ink

102283 VersaMark Pad

120973 Soft Suede Stampin? Write Marker


119852 Snowflake punch

123125 Cherry Cobbler / White Baker?s Twine

122949 Cherry Cobbler Stampin? Emboss Powder

101610 Stampin? sponges

READY TO TAKE YOUR STAMPING SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL?  Be sure to check out my Stampin' Pretty Tutorial Library for tips, ideas and videos.

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  1. Carol Carriveau

    Beautiful card – thank you for sharing the talents and creative abilities of your friend! And thank you both for posting her comments back to the questions of others.

  2. Shelly Garris

    Hi Kathy! I was REALLY lucky and the background showed up well. I considered taking a white gel pen to the tree, but thought better of it when I liked it so much I was going to mass produce them.

  3. Kudos to Shelly for two wonderful cards that show off her versatility as a stamper. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Like others, I love this card. Did you add/stamp anything else on the tree after the avacado ink (to make it look like snow on the branches) or did you only stamp the background over the top of the tree? This is a beautiful holiday card; thank you for sharing both the picture and directions.

  5. VERY VERY pretty! I love the look of it snowing and the accumulation on the ground around the tree. VERY pretty!

  6. Shelly Garris

    Thank you Kathy,

    Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired) stamped all over made it snow.

  7. Shelly Garris

    Thank you Katy! I do post on Splitcoast…you’ll find me under Shelly923.

  8. this card. Might be a silly question, but how to you ‘make it snow’?

  9. Great job, Shelli! Beautiful card :o)

  10. I understand that Shelli does not have a blog, but my question is…does she post on SCS? I would love to save this card and her sunflower in my favs there. Teri in So CA [email protected]

  11. Shelli, Your Christmas card and your sunflower card are so pretty.

  12. Beautiful! Very simple and clean. I don’t need a card that has tons of things on it, I need one that is just clean and right to the point. Thank you for sharing,

  13. Very pretty card. Simple but classic.

    Ter šŸ˜‰

  14. Shelly and Mary, thanks for sharing this lovely card. Shelly, do you post to Splitcoaststampers? Both of the cards I have seen on Mary’s blog deserve to be published. Well done!!!

  15. Very nice!!!

  16. This card is absolutely stunning…Thinking for next year that’s for sure. Stunning, stunning, stunning.

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