Monday, 30 April 2012

Paved Pearl Border Technique

Good morning all!   Today's card is a bit of an experiment.  I recently got an email from a blog follower named Sam Smithard and she included some pictures of the beautiful cards that she had made.  One of them had these lovely pearl borders that she told me were actually done using a roll of predone pearls of different sizes (and it was a bit pricey too, I was told!)  It gave me an idea to try to achieve a similar look using our Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glues which I am calling the Paved Pearl technique.    I used a pencil to lightly mark out a half inch border on my card and proceeded to make different sized drops using the PVA glue.   I have to say that I rather enjoyed doing it as it was very relaxing and didn't take up too much time either.  I made the drops randomly so that there was a mixture of larger drops with tiny bits in between too.  I left it aside to dry overnight before I assembled the rest of my card.  While it was drying, I went to work on the rest of the card.  I inked the Heart embossibility folder on the negative side using Tattered Rose distress ink.  Using milk coloured card, I embossed it so that the ink transferred to the background of my card, giving it a hint of rose colour accenting the hearts.  I used a piece of our brand new Layered Scalloped cream coloured lace as an accent on the side. If you like this lace, please ask your local stockists to carry it in their shops(there are three styles of lace, all available in both cream and black).   I cut three sizes of the Moroccan Motifs in milk and rose card.  Using the largest die, I traced around it to create a faux nestie for the largest motif.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the small Moroccan accent piece.  I used a light inking of tattered rose to highlight the sentiment.  I completed the card with a swirly pearly accent piece.  What do you think of this new look for my edges?  all for now, Sue x

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Anonymous said...

Love it!!! I must colour co-ordinate more when buying cards stock. Mabex

melanie said...

Stunning look love it must try this .Melanie

auscrafts said...

lovely card Sue I like these colours

debs said...

Morning Sue what wonderful card its so pretty love the colours I love aLl the dies on the POTW I will have to have ago at this card.

Take care Sue

Debs xx

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love the way this card looks.
Sue

Karen said...

Hi Sue, this is really pretty. I have all these tools so really must give it a go.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Love the spots will have to give it a try. Looking forward to todays shows on C&C.
Wilma

Lynne M said...

What a fantastic card, great idea using the glue for different size dots as it helps us mere mortals who cant always get the dots a uniform size on our cards!!!!. Lol Lynne M x x x x x

Carole Z said...

A really pretty card Sue, love the colours, Carole Z X

shampylou30 said...

this looks fab im sure you will do that background loads more times sue xxx

Jan said...

Morning Sue, great idea, the background idea is great for the visually impaired and young children learning different textures, well worth having a play with as most of us will have the ingredients in our craft stash! X

Lara B said...

Hi Sue
Love this card! the texture looks, the liquid pearls and embossed background. The colours are lovely! it's just the complete package ...as usual!!! have a great day!

Lara x

Lara B said...

Missed a word re: texture - great

Neha Jain said...

wow..so pretty

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card today, and I have been watching all the shows on C&C, getting some new ideas to try out.
Love Tina x

Rosie said...

How lovely the Paved Pearls are -so much texture. And what a pretty card.

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, yet another great technique idea. Lovely card.
Chris X

Wendy L said...

Wow you are one clever lady, it looks gorgeous. xxxxx

HeatherT said...

Stunning, the pearl border is gorgeous and can't wait to try inking the negative part of the folder. Will try this when I get back from work.

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Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, I love this card. Great idea the pearly dots. The lace is really fab too. I really like the idea of inking the embossing folder. Saw you demo that and thought I must have a go. What no big bow. LOL. Finally got a couple of my cards shown on your show yesterday morning. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lestim said...

Good morning Sue, I absolutely love this look, I know I shall be trying the paved pearl technique, or in my case the crazy paved pearl technique. This has oh! so many possibilities, I'm really excited with this one. Best wishes, Lesley x P.S. the rest of the card is pretty darn good too! X

Desiree said...

Morning Sue,
This card really stood out for me on the first shows, but it was with the dies in the front and the cameraman never did any close ups. I was very happy when you actually picked it up so I could see it in all it's glory. The border is amazing and the whole card is gorgeous. Love the lace - hope I can get my hands on some.x

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I really like the pearl effect. I wonder what it would look like with a mix of colours. Another great card. Loving the shows too. Karen x

Val. Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue, It definitely works for me. What a lovely card. Thanks to your wonderful tuition, I've started thinking outside the bow when it comes to using my spellbinders. Cut a die cut in Quarters yesterday to make very unusual edges on a square topper. Never would have thought of it until I looked at your blog. Very pleased with myself and I have you to thank.

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sue, I absolutely love, love, love this new idea of the paved pearl look, thank you for sharing it with us. I agree with you that I think it will probably be quite relaxing. Must give it a go.
I got so many ideas from the shows this weekend that I could hardly sleep last night thinking about them.
Elizabeth x

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card love all of it .
joyce.e

Val. Spain xxx said...

I meant outside the box, but the bows are always beautiful as well.

CraftyAnn said...

I wish my experiments would turn out as stunning as yours. The card is beautiful.
Take care.

Julia Watts said...

Absolutely stunning card. Love the new lace ribbon - will have to look out for that! Not sure I have the patience for the pearly border but it looks fabulous. Love, Julia xxxx

kelly said...

WOW this is a work of art Sue,I saw this on C+C and loved it. The colour is beautiful.

michele said...

the pearl border is really nice and such a lovely effect without the huge cost.

mell said...

Sue u never cease to amaze us!!! Its a stunning card with many uses. sue ur amazing u inspire me so much xx

Craftetter said...

Love the pear border - is something different and will try this but using two different colours to mix it up!
Stunning card as per usual.
Elaine
xx

Lynnus said...

Val - Spain, never think outside the bow, Sue will be very upset! lol.

I love, love, love this card, why does nobody make me cards like this! I love the lace ribbon and the pearl border although I have to say that my pearl borders look a bit like this anyway and they are not supposed to! x

Anonymous said...

'morning all, I sent a 1st email to Crafts Beautiful editor last night..(I believe they run the awards for Crafter of the Year) to nominate Sue. Here are the email addresses if you want to give it a go, I'm sending the rest to the other editors,deputy editors too of the mag. asap. elizabeth.hudson@aceville.com sarah@aceville.com natalie@aceville.com elaine@aceville.com I hope this works!! As much as the previous winners deserve the Awards.. so does the new kid on the block...our Sue Wilson Fingers crossed it works.Mabex

jacqui said...

I think this is one of my fave cards, its not in colours i would use, but the way its made and put together really works love the faux pearl look.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the Paved Pearl Look, I will have a go at that, then my pearls might look "meant" rather than "not quite right" when the are in a row.............
Off to have a play with this idea, will be watching the shows today to see what magic you come up with.
Have a great day.

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

HI sue I have been watching you on create and craft all wkend and I think you have a excellent skill in card making. your designs are beautiful and so different. Love the idea of using the pearl glue really makes a lovely effect . Have a lovely day all.

Anonymous said...

well i think its looks really good,something a bit different as well.love the whole card

angiec said...

oh sorry i didnt mean to leave my comment anonymously

hazel said...

Wow Stunning card Sue really like the paved pearl look, think i will have to give that one a whirl. colours are great and i really like the scallop edge down the side of the card. Looking forward to more demo's today xx hazel

Lucy said...

When I opened this post and saw the card, I immediately thought, "That embossing folder is going to the top of my list!" Then, come to find out it's not an EF at all. I love the look. That lace is primo, too. Another ingenious use of your materials.

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours, Chris x

Jane in Spain said...

Another beautiful card, Sue! Love the colours.

Clare said...

Beautiful card. I like the look of the pearl background.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL CARD, AND FANTASTIC NEWS YOU GOT TO OVER YOUR 3000 BLOG FRIENDS I'M SO PLEASED FOR YOU.
TAKE CARE SUE
KIND REGARDS SAM x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, Love it!!! I will have a go at this one, Thank you Bren

Hellma said...

what a wonderful card Sue, love the paved pearl idea.

Lin W said...

OMG!WOW what a beauty.
Thanks Sue, your cards are out of this world, you are so clever with the way you use the dies and colours

Christine Harrop said...

I really like the delicacy of this card. The pearl border is great. I find it dufficult sometimes to always get the dots equally sized so this is inspirational. Thanks Sue.

nesscraftyqueen said...

One word:- STUNNING!!!
Crafting hugs, Ness xx

Suzanne said...

STUNNING - love the idea - will have to store that in my crafty head and try one day
Looking the shows
Suzanne x

Maggie said...

Fabulous card Sue...what a great effect with the pearl glue looks like it took ages!

Maggie

Lou said...

Fantastic Sue!!! Very rich & opulent. I just love this card. The colours are really cool. I am going to try this beaded technique. You also have my favourite dies on there to. Great card.

Take care.

Louie xxx

Shahab said...
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seline said...

Wow i absolutely love this card love it
selinex

Shahab said...

Sue I just love this new border it is Stunning, looks like I need to stock up on my Cosmic glues, can't wait to give this a go, it works so well with the style of card,
Love this card its so soothing !
Sue I did send quite a few pictures into the studio over the weekend, but they didn't get shown hope you got them, will keep trying to win one of your lovely cards one day I'm sure I'll be picked out of the cup....have a wonderful week and enjoy the cruise, God Bless
Shahab xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love this one, colours, lace, layout, everything. And that paved pearl border is something else! Looks amazing. Been loving the C&C shows - and the weather played right into my hands, no need to feel guilty about crafting (as IF!). Kathy x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Enjoyed your shows yesterday, everything you do is stunning, like this card a lot the boarder makes it very different, love it.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

KellysKards said...

Great card Sue the colours are fab and the little pearl dots are such a great idea x

Elaine said...

Wow a stunning card again sue. I managed to catch the show yesterday it was fab. Take care x

Rita said...

Sue, this card is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us too. I'm off to give it a try. Hugs Rita xx

sarah hyett said...

Another great card Sue. Love everything about it

Sarah h

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, the texture is amazing. Love the background and the colours are fab.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Loved this card when you showed it
on C&C still love it, the pearls and colour are just my style will definately be trying this one.
Nancyd x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, what a brilliant technique with the pearls, will have to give this one a try but like Lesley will probably be a crazy paved pearl border with my shaky hands lol! A stunning card LOVE IT!! Have a great day fantastic lady! Hugs Christine H x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - love this card -the border makes is look so rich - will certainly be trying the new technique
Good luck for today's shows
Janet

nattyboots said...

I just love the border, how fantastic is this ,the whole card is just beautiful.Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

OOPS!! I boobed on the email addresses for Crafts Beautiful it SHOULD have been .co.uk Not .com Hey I'm a computer dunce I admit it!! Well just a dunce really. Hope you get in touch with them anyway Mabex

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Fab fab fab, reminds me of the beach.look like pebbles.Only cause i am on holiday lol. love shades of peach. wonderful back ground paper. I can hear the choir again. Grand job. Well done Sue
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue
I love this look for the borders and the colours are stunning.

Skybluepink said...

Love the lace, and the colour never think of buying papers that co-ordinate x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

I have been admiring this card on tv as it sits in front of the counter. Love it, think I will have to try it. I bought some of those pearls once and yes they are expensive!!!

Love Jean x

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Love the colour combination of this card. Beaded edge is different very eye-catching.
Have loved the shows on C & C.
Wishing I could have bought the dies

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVE THIS CARD

zerena said...

Love, love it, very clever idea using the pva in that way. This card is lovely and femaine . All the best Zerena

Redanne said...

Beautiful card, that heart embossing folder comes across much better than on the TV. Anne x

Phil D said...

This is great - must get that glue thanks for all your ideas

Phil

AnnR said...

This is stunning -I have done the pearl background myself before- I dont do all the background card, just around the edges plus 1cm in. I hope that makes sense!

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card ... lots of hard work ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

fran said...

Hi Sue what a great card don't know if i'd have the patience i always want my card's like yesterday with the die's it takes a lot less time
the idea's you give us are brill

Purpleali said...

I love the pearl border - that's a technique I need to try.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love the pearl border. I suppose you could try just a single 1/2" wide line accent if time was limited. Great card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, This boarder is beautiful, I can imagine it could be quite theraputic, will have to give it a try. I did not get to see you do the bauble flower demo over the weekend, any chance of you putting it on your blog as a demo.

Love Rosemarie xx

Louise B said...

Brill idea,must rush round the housework and have a play!

Maryann said...

Gorgeous look here Sue, really awesome, something to try, that´s for sure.

marg said...

Hello Sue
The border is such a lot of work, but I can imagine very rewarding.
I loved the cards you made yesterday on C/Craft.( turquoise Moroccan Die)
Love Marg

sues craft magic said...

Wow Sue you never seem to amaze me , another beauty ....Hugs Sue xx

alimecca said...

I love it!! I will certainly trying this one. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

Fabulous - love the border.
Beverley W

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, what a stunning border and a fab card too.

Tybalt said...

What a beautiful card, as always, you are so talented. Thank you

Toni said...

Beautiful, very pretty and colours really go together well. Sue, you make all these cards look so easy to do. You just continually amaze me with your ideas.
Toni xx

Sue Parish said...

Oooh I love this! Will have to try. Have lost my tattered rose at the moment, it's not in the shoe box I keep all my distressed inks in and I can't remember where I was when I last used it! Luckily I discovered yesterday that versmagic pink petunia is very similar and matches your pink vintage ribbon too.
The new lace is a must have!
Looking forward to the shows later today.
Hope your morning off gives you a chance to catch your breath and perhaps get some laundry done?!!
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This is a very beautiful card, it must of taken you ages to do all those pearl dots and the heart embossibility is very nice, will have to get that one.Love the colours too, you do inspire us. Yvonne xx

Anthea said...

Another great card! Must try out inking my mbossability folders as it produces such a lovely finish. Loving the demos on C&C xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card was definitely a labour of love - such patience! I love it; glad my Moroccan dies are on their way so I can try something similar very soon.
Frances

Judith said...

Good morning,Sue
Your cards never fail to amaze me.
Another beautiful card.

AnneRD said...

Love the design, the background, the lace, the colours ... yes.... love it all. Anne x

Gemma said...

this is a fab technique will be thying this later x x

frances joy said...

beautiful... :) love this soft colours..

evis said...

Sue, love the card.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Fabulous card and those pearls look really elegant Love it

Sue
xxx

AmeliaK said...

Sue, Oh my Word! This is one of the most prettiest cards I have ever seen. I adore the border and hadn't realizzed from the embossing folder how stunning the hearts are. I am now going to try and achieve a similar effect with the dies I have. Was a bit stuck for inspiration for an 80 yr old birthday card for a very pink lady. Thsnk you.

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue. I'm sure I wouldn't get my dots anywhere near as perfect as yours but I'll def have a go! Pat x

Marie-Louise said...

Love the pearl border. Very pretty embossing folder.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous, can't wait to try this one. You come up with so many brilliant ideas. I really enjoyed your shows this weekend, you are a natural on tv.

Sue - said...

absolutely gorgeous - just waiting for my moroccan dies to arrive!!

Droxie said...

Love the edges Sue and the colours are beautiful

Andrea x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

What a gorgeous card I love the colours you have used and pearls are my favourite. I like to use the cosmic pearl glue its magin how you can make pearls.

Hugs Annx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue! WOW..I love what you've done on this card!! It's beautiful!! I must get some comic shimmers and try this for a border..You are so clever!!.. I like experimenting as well..I have made some flowers with sequin on a roll...am very happy with the outcome..:)..keep on inspiring us Sue..looking forward to more demos today...:)Have a great day ..xxx

Maggie said...

Amazing. I can imagine doing a lot of thinking whilst doing the dotty pearls! Wonderful colour palate as well. xx

Cdteach said...

I think it makes a great border.
I think I'll have to give it try on the next card I make for mum as I'm always looking for something different to use. She ktreasures all my cards (including the ones I made 40 years ago) and I try not to make 2 the same these days.

Sue J said...

I agree with everyone else, I love this card. The pearl edges look gorgeous. :)

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue

Fabulous card love this great idea with the pearl dots will have to have a go. I have all my Moroccan dies and will try this kind of card. Thanks for all the inspiration will have to nominate you for CRAFTER OF THE YEAR, as you truly deserve it.
LOVE AND HUGS RIZWANA XX

trish xxx said...

Classic and beautiful. A lovely combination Sue. Trish from Wolverhampton xxx

Gini said...

The liquid pearl border is lovely - so effective and pretty. Have a similar product (pearlidoodles) which I am going to try this effect with. Gini

Linda said...

This is just gorgeous Sue! All the bubbles remind me of Chocolate:). Beautiful colours and the lace is beautiful.

Happy Monday
Hugs
Linda xxx

DeBe said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue, as always. Can I ask you , did you say on yesterday's show that if you have the old Calibur you can remove the white tray (and if so do you just unhook it somehow?) I find it just gets in the way! Thank-you!

Tres said...

Hello sue. I think this is a wonderful card. I love the idea with the pearls in the background. I will have to get some and give it a go.(it sold out over the weekend at cc.) I have the moroccan dies and will make my own version instead for now!! love the colour too! I enjoyed all your demos at the weekend. love tres x x x

martine said...

hi sue
what a elegant card i love the colours and i love the pva pearls, you have got me using cosmic shimmer glue on all my cards now i just love it and all my spellbinders dies it takes my card making to new level so thank you sue for all the great hint and tips and demo's you share with us xxx
martine xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

That is so pretty, what a great technique! Love the soft colour tones too. Zo xx

Anne Essex said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. X

Felicie said...

Another stunning card Sue,the pearl border is so gorgeous,I love it.
Felicie

lindyloo12 said...

What a lovely card,and didn't the cosmic shimmer glue work well, what a clever lady you are Sue,but you deserve all your success because you work so hard and don't mind sharing all your great ideas with us. Best wishes Lindyloo12

loftylass said...

Gorgeous Sue. Love the technique, colours and the lace (where can we buy it?)I'm waiting for my glues to arrive so that I can start 'pearling' - thanks for all the demos.
Hugs
Heather
x

Jane said...

You must have the patents of Job, it must have taken you agers to do this card how lovely.

Jane xx

salem said...

sooo pretty love color embossing etc , lovin the shows, started christmas card making bet im not the first?

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is really lovely-beautiful colours and design.
Eileen x

Lynn said...

Sue, this is amazing ! I have a Crafty Notions Product that gives the same effect, am going to try it (perhaps on a smaller card to start with). Really loving the POTW shows, waiting patiently for my Dies, card, Ribbon and Pins to arrive (all ordered on Friday and all despatched) Lynn xx

Christine said...

What do I think to the edges - gorgeous! But they made me smile, I have tried the glues and only managed six to trim a card. Unfortunately they all were different sizes, and I had to scrape some off, and renew them, as they stretched! They were nearly all flat as pancakes at the end. I need more practice, but I'd had enough by the time I finally decided they would do. They were poor, and I was embarrassed to give the card I'd made, but the glues were the final touch, and I didn't have the time or enthusiasm to try again!

Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Jillybean said...

Wow! this is beautiful! I am in Awe! Is there no end to your creativity? or my use of exclamtion marks! thanks for sharing Jillyx

jan said...

Hi Sue. another stunning card, love the colours and that pearl border is gorgeous, a really girly girl card, the lace is beautiful too. love it all.
love jan x

Cornish Emma said...

I love the colours on this card and think the pearl boarder a idea but not really my cup of tea, but i think would suit a vintage photo for a granma. The morocan dies are great and so versitile.
Waiting for my POTW dies to arrive.
Emma in a flooded cornwall!!

nursejenny said...

Hi Sue....yet another outstanding card. Enjoying all the shows.....Do you ever do the same card twice???

Pearl said...

Love the colour, love the heart embossed paper and the pearl border! Beautiful card! Kind of looks a bit like a starfish.
Love Pearl x

Anonymous said...

What a fantasic idea, the pearls look so effective. Will be trying this technique out later today. Also how beautiful is that lace will be looking for it online as soon as I finish typing this. Thank you for brightening my day x
Liz Hardman

Oksana said...

Lovely spring coloured card! The background is beautiful!x

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, I just Love love love this card.
Sally

Planetsusie said...

Another scrumptious card Sue - not sure whether I could part with it if I made it though!! lol!!! I saw this one on the tv and was hoping you would put it on your blog. The colours are making me think of candy floss (sorry cotton candy!) or marshmallows. This is a real treat and I am in awe of your creativity! I've said it before but I really do wish I had a tenth of your talent.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

PS The shows have been brilliant and I hope you enjoy your cruise (wish I was going as well).

jane stillman said...

Such a stunning card Sue and might try it in a different colour. Hope you get the time you need to pack, not that I want you to stop demonstrating of course! lol

Ita said...

Hi Sue a very nice card,but you would need a lot of patince,and when i go to use the p.v.a. my hand starts to shake,so would never be able to do all the pearls
Smiles
Ita

Butterfly-Crafts: Handmade Cards & Gifts said...

Thats a great idea with the PVA cosmic shimmer, I have never tried it so might have to hunt some down and give it a try

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, I love this effect, very classy,the card looks stunning, take care vanessa xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely soft colours

erica said...

This is stunning and realy would love to have a go
Erica xxx

rachel said...

wow - I can't imagine the cost of sticking all of those pearls on - nevermind the time - but yours work brilliantly - well done Sue xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
WOWOWOWOWOW Supper card it must have took you an age to do the dots I just love it
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xoxoxo

ToryB123 said...

Hi Sue, I love the look you managed to get with this card. I do alot of altered art and am always looking for new texture ideas. Can't wait to have a play. Irish blessings, Vicky in Dublin

Sonia said...

Wow! ANother ART CARD :)I love it and the colours you used.
Congrats to arrived at 3000 followers !!!!!
Hugs,
Sonia

Lesley said...

What a brilliant idea with the glue, it has made a beautiful border and so tactile and pretty. Your card is stunning as always Sue. Love it....

Heather said...

Hi Sue what a STUNNING card 10 out of 10 for this one.
hugs x

CraftyJo said...

I've been fighting the urge to buy those PVA glues but this makes it even more tempting! Stunning effect around a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Another amazing card. Your cards are so inspirational Sue.

guffie said...

WOW Sue what a clever idea and doesn't it look so delicate think i might be having a go at this one
thanks gail xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I like this card but not the pearl dots,I think it too much and takes your eye away from the focal point of the card.
carol x

Marlou McAlees said...

Super card Sue :) that was very kind of the lady to email you with this fab idea with the faux pearls, I actually thought they were the stick on ones :) so that shows what a perfect job you made of it :) must have taken you ages plus a very steady hand :) :) hugzz xxx

nmty said...

Hi Sue, lovely idea with the pearl background. I may use this on a wedding layout for a scrapbook I am doing.
thanks for the great tips and inspiration.
Norma

Nikbee said...

This is gorgeous. I love the pearl border.
Nikki x

Claveh said...

This is lovely, I love the colours you have chosen too Sue, really quite spring like.
Thank you.

Vie Carter said...

This must be one of my fav's

Would never have thought of using these dots around the board on mass

Will try it out for myself for 'special cards'

Thank you Sue and your shows over the weekend were great - alas my email not read out for one of your masterpieces - hey ho!

Vie
x

Sam Healey said...

As usual Sue I love this! Your cards are just beautiful. I was dead chuffed that my wedding post box picture got shown on one of your shows yesterday ;o) I love Spellbinders and just adore all your brilliant ideas and inspiration xxx

Leanne said...

Ooh la la! I really love this. So elegant.

Dianne said...

Oooh! I really like this Sue, looks very time consuming but believe you when you say it isn't. Will try it on some special cards I have been asked for. Thankee kindly for giving us such lovely ideas 80)

Kind regards
Dianne x

Dianne said...

Oooh! I really like this Sue, looks very time consuming but believe you when you say it isn't. Will try it on some special cards I have been asked for. Thankee kindly for giving us such lovely ideas 80)

Kind regards
Dianne x

fynecrafts said...

love the idea for the border and will try it out...its a pretty card too love it

cathymakescards said...

I just love this card, Sue. Wish I could get my pearls to look this good. Need to practice, I guess.
Cathy - Drogheda Ireland

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I love the new look edges and will be giving it a try! Love the colours here too.
Great Card.
Joan B.

baconbits said...

Hi Sue

really love this card.

I am loving the demos and have been very fortunate that my mum has got me the pick of the week - how spoilt am i.

Hugs
Amanda x

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

WOW!!! This card is just stunning!! Your Pearls are awesome, I love using half pearls on my cards but have never made my own. Now I have to get that PVA glue and give it a try.

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card, as usual, Sue. Like the new look edges very much
Wendy x

Craftychris said...

I adore this one, the pearly edge is fabulous xx

chris said...

thanks for a beautiful card again will be copying this idea.chris

Ann said...

Love it how clever and so effective! TFS and creating this border.

deniseann said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card, love the edges and wil be giving it a try.

hotpotato said...

What a great idea. Love it

veronica said...

that's a great idea -affordable, too! love the colours of your card

Dee said...

beautiful! It looks like real pearls round the edge, so soft and romantic - love it
Dee x

Dawn Louise said...

sue I love it, I love using the pearl glue and can get carried away, it is relaxing you're right there, now I got an excuse to really go to town with it. Yey thanks for sharing and the card itself is gorgeous x

Macca said...

This card is beautiful.
I have the dies, so I'm going to go of now and do the pearl border, and let it dry over night.As I have a day of work tomorrow, so I will be crafting all day.
Does any body have virgin media t.v, as I'm changing from sky tomorrow and I don't think virgin shows create and craft. Xx
Please email me if you know.
Karen.mcnally49@hotmail.com.

Vanessa said...

absolutely stunning, love the pearl border
Vanessa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I like this card a lot, I really must try and practice more with the cosmic shimmer glues that I have, I think I'm getting there and then spoil it with wonky blobs lol. Hugs Liz C x

Ladock girl said...

What a lovely idea with the pearl border Sue, definately going to have a go at that thanks for the tip. Love Linda xxx Beautiful card as well by the way.

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Whoo hoo...I emailed C&C for the first time yesterday & my email was read out AND you picked me out to receive a card! I am such a happy bunny lol. Today's card is so pretty Sue, the delicate colours are very appealing.
Sonia x

trish xxx said...

Stunning card Sue. Love it.

Evas Pyssel said...

It´s a lovely card and I really like the border with pearls. You always make fantastic cards with whatever dies.
Kindest regards Eva from Sweden

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue. I Love those gentle colours. You certainly hit on a wonderful idea with the multi sized pearly dots - so much nicer than staying with a uniform(ish) size!!

Mary

Susan P said...

Hi Sue,
This one is fabulous. I really don't know how you find the time to make such stunning cards EVERY DAY and all so different.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
what a lovely idea the pearl edging is cannot wait to try this.


Margaret L

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

A really beautiful card....what more can I say

love from Jackie D

yorkshiresue said...

Love ,Love ,Love this card. I saw the pearly path demoed this aft on C/C. Its stunning
Happy Cruising on Friday

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
what a brilliant idea and cost saving too, only needed a little patience and the results are stunning. Will definitely be having a go with this technique. Lovely card
Hugs
Jan

craftynana said...

This just too beautiful must try this. June

Crafty Kaz said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, I love the idea of the paved pearls
Kaz
x

craftyme said...

Gorgeous card but then all your cards are :)I've just become a follower after watching the POTW show on C&C. I love watching your shows Sue as they are very inspirational.
Love
Suzanne xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I am so lucky my husband has just ordered me pick of the week how lucky am i

ann lomax said...

Hi Sue, thanks for sharing your tutorial on c&c faux pearls, will give it a go. card stunning a usual. keep crafting.
Ann

Victoria said...

What a great idea for a very effective background. Loving your shows Sue.

Ann said...

Just so pretty.

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