Friday, March 7, 2014

SIP Cards

Do you know what a "SIP" card is?  It's a card that uses only stamps, ink, and paper (cardstock). When was the last time you made a simple card with no embellishments?  It had been a very long time for me!  I've gotten so used to using my Big Shot, ribbons, buttons, rhinestones, etc. that it was a big challenge for me to come up with cards that didn't use ANY of those.
From Millan.Net
So I was a little panicked when I was asked to teach a basic stamping class for a local school's continuing education.  But since I had put in the class description that they could "see the possibilities of what you can do with rubber stamps, paper, and ink", I was committed to coming up with cards that met that criteria.

Here are the four cards that we made at class:
I brought a variety of sayings to class so the attendees had a choice of what they wanted to put on their cards.  Here are close-ups of each individual card.
Lovely As a Tree and Curly Cute (retired)

 Betsy's Blossoms and Elegant Cheer (retired)

 Cycle Celebration
(Okay, I cheated a little on this one.  I just HAD to use some DSP and a little piece of ribbon.)

Flower Shop with Pansy Punch and Perfectly Penned
Boy was I relieved when the attendees loved the cards!  From Millan.Net

So here's my challenge to you -- why don't you try making a SIP card?  And then post a picture so I can see what you came up with.  I need some more ideas for my next basic rubber stamping class!
 From Millan.Net
Until next time...

Jayne Stenstrom

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