Monday, August 12, 2013

I Learned a New Acronym

Acronyms are interesting - brief and to the point. LOL... BTW... CAS... that sort of thing. I tell you, sometimes it's difficult to keep up with what they all mean. So, I wasn't the least bit surprised when I discovered an acronym I'd never heard before - SIP. Am I the only one who had missed this???

According to Patty, the owner of ABC Challenges, SIP is a well known acronym used in paper crafting - focusing on keeping things simple by using only stamps, ink, and paper.

August 12 - 18

Theme: SIP - Stamps, Ink, Paper

That's not as easy as you'd think. LOL!

I started with a great masculine image - and though I could have colored it with my Copics (ink!), I chose not to do so. My oh my! The card looked bare. I had scored three lines on the left side and stamped that pine cone image on the base on the right side, but it just looked way too plain. I wanted to add rhinestones,  or ribbon, or buttons, or something, but SIP wouldn't allow it. So I distressed the card with black ink instead.

This is by far NOT my best style - I NEED embellishments in my life! That being said, I'm looking forward to seeing what you will create for this SIP challenge. I want to learn from you! So please play along in the ABC Challenges SIP Challenge this week!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Images: Stampin' UP! Noble Deer
Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Peaceful Wishes
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Kraft and Staples Ivory


marsha said...

One of my favorites! Great masculine card Jeanette!

jimlynn said...

Well, I've never heard of SIP before either! Sounds like a "keeper"!
LOVE this card of my favorite images too.

Brittney said...

It looks like Alaska!

Brittney said...

It looks like Alaska!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have not heard of SIP before now- but know I know!!! I LOVE this fab masculine SIP card! Love that you stamped inside and out- and this will go into my CASE it file for a rainy day- or when i get caught up and have a day to play!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

That is a new on to me too - love what you have made though Jeanette - wonderful masculine card!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card! Great image for a man card and love your distress look.

Danielle Vincent said...

LOL Jeanette - I didn't know what SIP was either. Do you supposed Patty made it up to fool us :o) This is an amazing masculine card and I love that you added the black around the edges.

Been having fun catching up on your other lovely works too. Hugs D

Judy McMullen said...

Jeanette, I think your card is just perfect the way it is! Wonderful masculine card and I think any added embellishments would take away from that terrific image. Love how you stamped the pine branch on the background, the deer images on the inside and inked the edges! I had never heard of the acronym SIP either....Good to know and challenging to do!!

Andrea W said...

The acronym is new to me too! I LOVE your card. It's the perfect blend of rugged simplicity.

Gael said...

Gorgeous card! I have never heard of SIP either

Zella said...

This is beautiful - great masculine card!