This is the second in the SIP series. SIP stands for stamps, ink and paper. The three cards in the series are made primarily from SIP-but with a little Bling! added at the end. The Forever Fern stamp set is part of the Forever Greenery Suite in the New 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
Here are the three cards in the SIP Series. The previous blog is for the card lying down with the sentiment “Love and Laughter Forever After” on it. You can see that card by clicking HERE.
Here is today’s card. This is my “Stamp it, Cut it, and Paste It” card. This great card is really very straightforward to make. The stamping pattern of the leaves is nearly identical to SIP card #1 in the previous blog.
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 11 x 4 1/4 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches and 5 x 3 3/4 inches; Misty Moonlight CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches.
The first step is to cut 1/4 inch off the top of the 5 x 3 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.
Next stamp in Misty Moonlight ink the largest bunch of leaves in the Forever Fern stamp set. Before you put more ink on the stamp, stamp it in the upper right hand corner. This is a different version of the Stamping Off Technique using both the full strength and the Stamped Off image on the same card.
Using the Pretty Peacock ink, stamp once on the lower part of the card next to the first image. Stamp once under the first stamp in the right hand corner, then once above the first stamp.
Stamp the smaller bunch of leaves in Seaside Spray ink using the Stamping Off Technique.
Now that we have “Stamped It” we can “Cut it”. Cut 1 1/2 inches off the top and off the bottom.
Now we can add the sentiment “Hello” in Misty Moonlight ink.
I found it to be the most easy to have everything spaced evenly if I “Pasted it” by putting the bottom panel on first, followed by the top panel, then the center panel.
Fold the 11 x 4 1/4 inch Whisper White CS at the 5 1/2 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to get a crisp fold. Adhere this panel onto front of the Whisper White card base. You could leave the card just as it is, or you could add some Bling!
The Bling! or embellishment I chose for this card is the Artistry Blooms Self-Adhesive Sequins. They come in a rainbow of colors, of which the blue matches this card.
Tip: Transfer the self-adhesive sequins from the acetate sheet to the card with the Take Your Pick tool. Just slide the pick under the adhesive and move it to where you want it on the card. Apply light pressure on the sequin and remove the pick.
And Viola! you have made an elegant “Hello” card! Great to send to new or old friend to just say “Hello”.
Thanks for coming by and looking at my card. I really love how fast and simple it is to make elegant cards with the Forever Fern stamp set. I have also made some cards with greens, pinks and purples. It is a very versatile stamp set!
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