Card For Priscilla - A New Technique

Don't you love it when you give your title a post and realise that a whole year has gone by since you last wrote that?  I can't believe how much my style has changed too, since I last made a birthday card for my dear friend Priscilla.
I am the proud owner of the Stampin Up! dsp called Spice Cake.  It is the most gorgeous stuff (somehow I knew it would be!) Here's what I've made:
The cardstock and ink is Soft Suede but the centre oval is Very Vanilla.  When I was playing I tried this first on white and can hardly believe what a huge difference it makes just changing from white to Very Vanilla. 
But you want to know what makes this card different, right?  Check this out:
Yes!  What a cool idea!  So easy to make, too.  You can follow a fantastic tutorial by Dawn Griffith here.  I expect my dimensions are slightly different to hers as I wanted it to fit into a C6 envelope. 
Here is a shot of the inside:

Are you anything like me?  Once I've got my confidence with a new idea, I like to play about with it.  Look what happened next:

I've swapped it for a circular die-cut this time, but it still works brilliantly.  Cardstock is Cherry Cobbler which works really well with the colours in this paper (I'm sorry, I can't remember the name of it.)  I had to make a Christmas card with a bird on it, so this is what I did.  I stamped the image onto watercolour paper as I haven't tried it with Stampin Up's markers yet, and it was lovely.  I may add a bit of bling or a sentiment, I haven't decided yet.
Thanks for looking in today, I really appreciate your comments in my little corner of blogland.  I have actually just bought some new toys tools, so I'll be back soon to show you how I'm getting on with them.
Have a great day, and let's hope we get some sunshine soon!
Jane xx


  1. Lovely card Jane..great colours. We actually did this technique on our last Stampin Up day....


  2. Jane, these are seriously gorgeous cards. I particularly like the Spice Cake one (I've got those papers and they're brill!), it's so elegant. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it. x x

  3. Two gorgeous cards Jane, love the fab design and details.

    Donna x

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Works so well with the Christmas card too. Can't wait to see what you do next

    Margaret xx

  5. Positively adorable! You are so clever!

  6. Oh wow Jane, that is one fabulous card at the top, its an unusual design, and your second card is gorgeous to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. These are both absolutely gorgeous Jane - my particular favourite being the top one with those sophisticated colours. Love the way you crossed out toys and put tools - this crafting is a serious business you know! Enjoy your new stash! Vicky x

  8. What a great idea and so different too! Gorgeous papers!


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