Card making can be easy and fun when you start out with the right supplies, a good stamp set and a little bit of instruction. I want to help you by sharing my card making for beginners using Forever Fern Stamp Set video tutorial, as well as my suggestions for getting started. I love to share quick and easy cards, that can be made by beginner stampers, as well as those of you looking to just create quickly.
You don’t need a lot of time or supplies, just a few good products and a little “know how.” And I am here to share that with you. The Forever Fern stamp set is perfect because you can make cards for any occasion, as well as for anyone. Crafters often find it difficult to make masculine cards, and this stamp set works perfect for those too!
If you want to learn card making, it can be super confusing and overwhelming when you look at so many gorgeous stamps, tons of beautiful colors and all the extra “stuff” you can get to make cards. Don’t let the overwhelm stop you…. I want to help you start simple – start with a SIP! All you need to start is STAMPS, INK and PAPER.
What You Need Learn Card Making Using Forever Fern Stamp Set
The above cards were made using just stamps, ink and paper. I usually try to stick to just one stamp set, but for these cards I used 2 – Forever Fern and Peaceful Moments.
For beginners, I recommend either 1 stamp set that has a good selection of greetings in it, or 2 stamp sets – one that has beautiful images, and the other that has all occasion greetings. The Peaceful Moments is a great all occasion greeting stamp set that I use often. Pair it with any “picture stamps” and you will be able to make cards for anyone, for any reason!
If you want to learn card making for beginners using the Forever Fern stamp set, I highly recommend also grabbing the Peaceful Moments stamp set as well. What else do you need?
- Forever Fern Stamp Set, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set (+ clear blocks)
- Stampin’ Pads – Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Mossy Meadow, Memento Black
- Note Cards and Envelopes
That’s it! Start with a SIP, make some cards, then add a few more supplies to step up your cards. But you first need to learn and feel comfortable with ink the stamp, getting a great image, and how to place everything on the card.
When you start with the note cards and envelopes, you get a pack of 20 and you do not need to cut anything. Everything is just ready for you to use to make cards! It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Let’s Make These Cards – Video Tutorial
Once you have your stamps, ink and paper, it is time to make your first cards! In this video I will show you how to get learn card making using the Forever Fern Stamp Set. I am keeping it really simple, so that you start small and easy to make your first cards.
So grab your stamp set, blocks, ink and note cards and let’s make some cards.
So what do you think? Were these cards easy enough to make? In the video I also show 2 different “stepped up” versions of each card so that you can see what your next steps are. And, I shared how I stamped the inside, so make sure to watch the video to see that.
Always make the inside of your cards and the envelopes pretty too!
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Next Step in Card Making For Beginners Using Forever Fern Stamp Set
After starting with just the SIP, I next added some card stock to the 2nd version, then some linen thread (ribbon) and Rustic Dots (embellishments) to the third card. For the 3rd card, I also used the coordinating dies, as well as some scraps of card stock to cut out a few of the images. These were then popped them up with dimensionals.
I hope this shows you how your card making will progress.
You can see with the three basic designs that we started out with, we were then able to go a little bit further on the 2nd card by simply adding a couple of layers. The card is still made on the Note Cards, but I then added these additional pieces of card stock:
- Basic White layer: 3″ x 4 1/2″
- Mossy Meadow layer: 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″
Just the simple adding of these layers really makes a difference and adds so much.
And Then…. Add a Little Bit More
For the third version of each of the cards, I added some Linen Thread and three Rustic Metallic Dots. And I also used the coordinating dies to cut out a few stamped images, as well as the card stock shapes.
Card making using the Forever Fern stamp set can be fun and easy. This is the perfect stamp set to start with if you are just learning how to stamp. There are so many different things you can do with it, especially when you combine it with the Peaceful Moments stamp set. That way, you can make cards for several different occasions with just these 2 stamp sets.
Guide to Card Making Using the Forever Fern Stamp Set
To help you select your supplies, as well as make your first cards using the Forever Fern stamp set, I have put together a handy little guide that you can download, print and keep. It shows my recommendations as to what you need to get started, and then pictures of the 3 cards I made using the SIP METHOD – stamps, ink and paper.
Place your Stampin’ Up! order for your products, then follow the directions in the video to make your cards. Once you become familiar with these first few cards, then venture out and take the next step – add the layers. and then, go a little further with the Linen Thread, the Rustic Dots, and cutting out a few elements.
The Forever Fern stamp set has coordinating dies that you can use to cut out the images, or you can use a scissors. If you use the dies, you will also need the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. It’s a great investment if you plan on continuing with your card making hobby. I use mine almost every day for either die cutting, or embossing. It’s an investment that is well worth it if you are going to stick with your hobby.
More Information For Getting Started Making Cards
Teaching people how to get started making cards is what I love to do. Remember, take it easy, start slow, don’t get overwhelmed, and most of all….enjoy making cards and sending them to family and friends.
I have many other posts on my website that I think you might find helpful as you learn to make cards. Make sure to check them all out. Search around, look at different ideas, and then decide where you will start. Learn more in my post about Card Making For Beginners.
More Posts Sharing SIP Stamping Ideas
The below posts all focus on easy cards using the SIP Method of stamping. Using Stamps, Ink and Paper to create beautiful cards.
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