Hello, creatives! As promised, I have 4 simple cards for beginners using the SIP method. These cards are so easy to duplicate, you could make a set of 20 in about an hour, and you will have a stash of cards ready and waiting to be used!
Look here at my previous blog post to learn what a SIP card is.
I used the following supplies to make these 4 simple cards for beginners.
Stamps: Celebrate with Cake
Ink: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and Mango Melody
Paper: Whisper White note cards
Floral It’s Your Day Card
I only used 2 colors of ink for this card! Melon Mambo and Granny Apple green. I stamped the flowers first across three quarters of the card. I wanted to make sure I placed the flowers at the level I wanted, then I stamped the stems and leaves.
After that, I inked up my sentiment and tucked it right into the corner of the card.
One way to make your simple cards a little more special is to stamp the envelope as well. I used the same images on the front of the envelope to have a consistent look on both the envelope and the card. Beginners, getting this easy card and envelope done will only take about 5 minutes
Sending You Hearts Card
This next card also used just two colors of ink, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody. I love how the hearts are bursting out of the mailbox! I stamped the mailbox first so it would be easier to place the hearts coming out of the mailbox.
This time I placed the sentiment next to the mailbox so there was something else grounding the mailbox. Without the sentiment there, I think the mailbox would appear to be floating as well.
This time I filled the flap of the envelope with hearts. To make some look darker and some lighter I inked up my heart stamp and stamped it onto the flap, then without reinking the stamp, I stamped it again in a different spot to make it look random.
Lots of Birthday Wishes Card
The balloons in this set are so much fun. It makes me think of them floating through the sky. The two colors I used for this card are Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. Like the hearts on the envelope from the other card, I stamped full color once, and then again without reinking.
I did the same on the envelope flap. I like the co-ordination and the receiver of this card will get a little surprise when they flip the card over to open it. If you wanted to, you could use the Lots of Birthday Wishes banner on the back flap instead.
It’s Your Day Cake Card
I am not going to lie, I am pretty proud of myself with the birds walking across the card. They are lined up so nicely, and didn’t even take a bite of the cake.
On this simple card for beginners, I used all three of the colors. The cake is Melon Mambo, the hats are Granny Apple Green, and of course the birds had to be Mango Melody. I tucked the sentiment in between two of the birds, and I called it done.
On the envelope, I did use the banner sentiment with the bird standing on it, with a birthday hat on its head.
As you can see, these 4 simple cards for beginners shows that there is so much you can do with limited supplies. Getting started is so easy, and it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
I have another blog post coming up soon that uses a different set of colors, using the same stamp set and are totally different designs than these four.
If you like what you see, and can’t wait to get all the supplies to make these cards, I have links to them below. If you would like different colors, or a different stamp set, please contact me, I can help customize supplies to your liking. I am eager to help.
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