Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Friday and a couple of Greeting Cards

Happy Friday, everybody!  As promised, I am sharing a couple of greeting cards I made this week using a stamp set called "Down on the Farm" from A Jillian Vance Design.  They feature stamped images that I colored using Copic markers.  I love, love, love these markers!  They require a little practice to use but the alcohol inks blend so nicely and they come in a huge variety of colors, they are well worth the effort.  I just think they add a lot of punch to to my projects.  Both cards are 5"x7".  I made the first card for my son's birthday, which was on the 22nd.  It was a little late but he works offshore so he wasn't home to receive it on his birthday anyway.   The sun stamp is by Stampendous, the card is from one of Jo-Ann's Value Packs, the background paper is by K & Company's Que Sera Sera collection, the glitter cardstock is from DCWV's Citrus stack, the ribbon is from Michael's and the "You Are My Sunshine" stamp on the front is from Jillian Vance.

The second card is meant to be an inspirational card for a friend or family member but it could also be used as a sympathy card.  The stamped image of the bible is from Inkadinkado, the chocolate cardstock is from Core'dinations, the gold cardstock is from AC Specialty Papers, the background paper is from Basic Grey's Porcelain collection, ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin, the dimensional cross stickers are from Recollections and both of the sentiment stamps are from Jillian Vance.  The border punch used on the inside is by Martha Stewart Crafts (I love her punches!).

For some unknown reason, Blogger refuses to post the picture of the front of this card at the correct viewing angle!  Argh! I have tried everything I know how to do and it just isn't working for me.  I hope this doesn't detract from the overall effect.  The images of the first card posted correctly so I'm not sure what the problem is but if I can figure out how to change the orientation, I'll correct it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Love them!!! I love how you used them in a different way and not with the County Life Cricut Cartridge! Just shows they have so many options!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Anne!! Welcome to blogland..and thank you for your lovely comment in my blog. Your blog is great and I love all your projects that you have shared. Hope to see you taking part in some of our challenges soon at Charisma Cardz.I've added myself to your followers so that I can keep up with your creations.Happy crafting.
    xx Vee

  3. Hi Anne, A huge hello and welcome to blogland. Thankyou for leaving a lovely message on my blog, it was a lovely surprise to come home to. I have become a follower so I can keep up to date with your gorgeous creations and blog. Hope you can join us soon at Charisma Cardz, great opportunity to win some craft goodies.

    hugs Clare x

  4. Hi these are gorgeous .. so your son has his birthday on the same day as my hubby :) Thank you for your nice comment on my blog and for joining my candy. Good luck xx

  5. Anniebee I love your Copic coloring!!! I need some tips, sorry, A LOT Of tips!!! These are beautiful!! I would also like to know how you got a cool font on your blog, I love it also!!!Karen<3

  6. Wow Anne... these are fantastic!! It looks like you got the color bug bad.. huh? Don't you just love it??!! So glad to have made another bloggy friend! You will have so much fun!


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