Saturday, 28 July 2012

Paved Pearl Snowflakes

Hi guys,  I know I seem to be bombarding you with Christmas cards lately, but I have bunches of them and so much of what I have been working on lately, I can't show just yet.  As I often do, I used the negative piece from the snowflakes that I cut out for another card.  I just couldn't bear to waste it.  I picked an aqua based decorative paper for the background.  It does have a nice tone on tone pattern to it, but I have coated it with micro beads so I couldn't get my little camera to pick up that detail (you can still see it nicely if you are holding the card though).   I mounted my negative piece up on foam pieces for dimension and I added pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.  I stamped a small sentiment on the same decorative paper and cut it out with one of my Vintage Lace tags and mounted it in the corner.  I tied a double bow out of the aqua silky crush ribbon and added a large round Dazzler over the knot for the other corner.  I was feeling the need to play again with my paved pearl technique as I find it so fun (and oddly relaxing) to do.  I have had a few emails about it so just to give a quick recap on how I do it, I start with a wide border area and place random large drops of the Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue around one side.  I then go back and place more random drops of a slightly smaller size around.  Then I go back and fill in as I go along doing one full side at a time.  By placing the random drops it helps me keep it from lining up too much, ensuring a more random nature to it.  If you haven't tried this technique yet, I encourage you to have a try!  I'll try to give you a break from Christmas cards tomorrow.  All for now, Sue x


150 comments:

Lucy said...

Just goes to show that with a little planning you can get 2 cards (or more) out of one pass through the diecutting machine. I can see the microbeads. What a nice touch to the snowflakes on that beautiful background paper.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it, beautiful and sophisticated!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great idea with the negative waste.

martine said...

Hi sue what a stunning card i love the snowflake dies, the negative are as stunning as the die what a great way to use them, i think your dies go so well with the snowflakes it reminds me of a sweet, the micro beads can tranform any plain piece of card or paper into a expensive looking card thank you sue xxx
martine xxx

auscrafts said...

love it great idea to use the negative waste

Pam said...

Hi Sue, you bring a whole new meaning to the word "thrift". This is a beautiful way to use up the negative pieces. Love the colour theme too. I dont care if they are all Christmas cards, just love to see them daily.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I like this v. much - will be having a go at this one also.
Rgs
ClareW

Dawn Louise said...

Lovely card, I'm so addicted to the pearl glue this technique is great article get to use lots of it x

Heather said...

Lovely Sue, I really need to look at the bits that are left after I have cut dies I hardly ever look and this card is so effective using the negative that is left.

Thank you for waking me up! LOL! I promise to look more closely when I do things it is like getting twice as much from our dies!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

debs said...

Morning Sue another stunning card. I'm like you I love this colour I will have to have ago putting teal behind it. I like the cosmic shimmer pva dots around the edge. I've got the dazzlers and I put them nearly on anything. Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good morning Sue. That is a real work of art. Absolutely awesome.

Lara B said...

Good morning sue
'joy to the world'..another beautiful card!
Love your recycling lol!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another lovely Xmas card, I wonder what you are playing with now!!!!!
I am also wondering if we can get the coconut card in a pack of its own, as I bought three packs of the neutral card stock, but I have used nearly all the white out of all of them, any chance this could happen, as it is my favourite card to use now.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, what a good idea, you certainly bring great cards for us to enjoy.

Wilma

Christine Harrop said...

Very clever use of the negative card. I must look at this technique!

marg said...

Hello Sue
Nice to see you using the waste! I seem to accumulate a lot, but as I have a Cuttlebug, my pieces are not as wide as yours....... so I will make smaller cards using this technique, but I will give it a try! Thanks for your Inspiration Sue!
LoveMarg

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, that is a good way of using up the negatives that are cut. Love the colours on the card as well. Bx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
We all make more Christmas cards than any other so the more ideas the better. You would never think that today's card was made out of waste it is such an ingenious idea. I like the colours you've used they are so pretty. I can't wait to see what you are 'playing' with lol
Hugs x

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation here again Sue. I almost don´t know more words to come up with to describe it LOL. Love the colors here too a lot.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, This is another quick but stunning card and a great idea using the waste. Love Jean x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a beautiful sunny morning in Burgundy - again you have reminded me to use the neg piece of card and I keep forgetting - must try harder - and they make a stunning card - simple, elegant and quick - what more could we crafters want when making C.cards by the dozen.
janet x

franzesjoi said...

what a beautiful card (as always) sue!!! i love the details and color!!! :)

kimberley said...

Don't apologise for giving more xmas cards Sue-it will be on us before we know it!!Another stunner of a card and a great reminder from you to 'waste not want not as my old gran used to say.Looking forward as ever to what you are working on now although i'm sure my bank manager wouldn't agree with me,take care,x

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I have been looking at the placement if my dies since you alerted me to the effect of the negative, however, mine never look as good as yours. I think I'm too mean with my card I need to leave more positive space. Shall keep trying. Best wishes, Lesley x

cheekypaw said...

Hi sue
What a beautful card you have done again. You always give us such good ideas. Thanks

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the colours, I made one like this in black and white, and will make more just need to plan out the dies when cutting.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Marion said...

Hi Sue once again a simple but elegant looking card .dont no how you keep doing it but please carry on.
Marion

Julia Watts said...

Fab card. Will have to have a go at the paved pearl technique. Love, Julia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card. Thank you for reminding us about this style. Must have a go with different dies. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Victoria said...

I love the pearl technique, had a go recently and it's so easy. Lovely overall effect with the cut outs.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This card just proves there is no such thing as waste in crafting, adding microbeads gives the snowflakes a real lift.
I just love the paved pearl technique and have used on a few cards it always looks fantastic, thank you for passing on yet another idea.
Have a great day, Love Bren

AdrienneQ said...

You do elegant so well. Did you cut the tag out of the background card, that would be even more thrifty

snapdragon25 said...

Lovely. Might just copy this one. Thanks. Hil xo

Victoria said...

Just smashing! I love ideas on how to use negatives.

Karen R said...

Great card, lovely colours for a cool Christmas card x

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Jane in Spain said...

Really loved this - must plan my die positioning in future so I have some good pieces of negative waste! Thanks for another great idea.

PennyR said...

Lovely card - I love the border - I have the glues now I need the patience to give it a try :) You make amazing cards - thanks for sharing them - Penny

nattyboots said...

Im loving all your Christmas Cards Sue [gives me time to copy the lay out ]and time flies so quickly it will soon be upon us

Will be having a go at the dots border later .

Take Care

Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

Great use of the negative image, waste no, want not! I love the colour too.

Mac Mable said...

Great way of using the negative 'waste' and love the colour of this card. Thank you for sharing it with us. Beverley x

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue

Clare said...

Lovely card Sue. I was just cutting out some snowflakes yesterday and was thinking it'd be lovely to use the negatives and have colour showing behind - you've proved that's true :)

Clare x

Patricia said...

Love the Christmas card samples keep them coming as we all need ideas and how to create these wonderful cards you make. Hope to see you back on C&C soon.
Patricia

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card today. It is fascinating me how you can even make a card out of the negative waste and it look as stunning as this card. The micro beads enhance the snowflakes and the teal and white is a winning combination. I just love the random faux pearl technique round the edges, as yet I haven't plucked up courage to give this technique a try, I will have to give it a go, because I love it so much. Lots of love from Patricia xx

mags said...

Great idea for using the negative. Love the use of the micro beads and the random pearl technique.
Mags
x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue, A bit of planning instead of rushing ahead with ideas, such a simple notion! lovely card and very ptetty colouring
love from Jackie D

Joesgrandma said...

A joy to behold. Gorgeous Sue! Thanks

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours and the use of the negative..really don't mind the Christmas cards at all...I think most of us crafters are bombarding ourselves with them at the moment! Carole Z X

lydia jordan said...

HI sue,
Love the negative use here and the colours are great as well.
I too don't mind Christmas cards you are giving us some super ideas.
Lydia
X

Carol H said...

What a great way to use the waste, two cards for one pass thru die cutter.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful Sue

Love the way you have used the "waste" from your snowflakes. I must remember to place my dies so I can do something similar

Sue xxx

Christine said...

I'll echo the style with my comment: beautifully simple.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Sandybee said...

Love the colour on this card Sue, really pretty.

Have a good weekend everyone

xx Sandra

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, Love the use of teal again!! Another gorgeous design, I don't know how you manage it but I'm very grateful for the inspiration-thank you! x

nannapat said...

Amazing card Sue, absolutely stunning. I don't mind how many christmas cards you show us if they're all as beautiful as this! Pat x

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous. Just love this. you are driving me crazy with ideas I want to try but my craft room / home office has been ripped out for decorating and I am like a lost soul! Lol! Happy weekend .... off to crack the whip I want to get back crafting!!
Sue H xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love the technique & the colours that you have used.
I soooooooo need to start my Christmas cards (like yesterday), it will save the rush on the weeks before Christmas, which is always such a busy time in our household.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Marleine said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card ,and from the negative too. Love the colour. Good use of the micro beads. Must say that since you have started using them, I found mine buried in my stash from years ago, in many colours. Re-vitalised my die cut swirls. X

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I would never have thought of cutting the snowflakes to use the waste as a topper. Beautiful card which makes one set of dies so much more versatile.

Wendy L said...

Beautiful, i always use the negatives from dies. xxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card love snowflakes and your colour scheme is beautiful. I like to cut some of the flower dies like this and put a very dark contrast card behind saw you do this on C&C hope you don't mind me copying itxx

Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anthea said...

Another wonderful Christmas card,thanks Sue. Hugs xx

Rose in Chester said...

What a lovely card - again! I must say, I'm a fan of faux pearls and have done the border on quite a few cards. Not as beautiful as yours, Sue - but everyone else was impressed (non-crafter recipients).

Have a good weekend.

Debby Berry said...

This is fun, a neat technique. I thought you would do an Olympic themed card. Happy weekend

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another lovely card for Christmas. I can testify that the paved pearl effect is great and very relaxing, have tried it several times now. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Maggie said...

This is one of my favourite techniques. Works really well with flower dies too. Would be beautiful on ice blue paper as well. Thanks for reminding me about it. xx

ang said...

lovely card , love the idea of using the waste bits angxxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue

This is a great card and idea so you get 2 cards from one cut, also saves waste! Great for bulk makes. Love your choice of colour for this one.
Emma

Cdteach said...

Love this card. It's pretty and utilizes the negative spaces in a fun way.

Jan

Cdteach said...

Love this card. It's pretty and utilizes the negative spaces in a fun way.

Jan

angiec said...

wooh thats lovely what a lovely card from what most of us throw away

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the idea using the negative. The pearls in the centre of the snowflakes are a gerat touch. Hugs, Carol S.xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, certainly different and would work with almost any background colour.
Frances

Laura O said...

Morning Sue .Have tried the random dots on a few wedding cards that I did and everyone loved them.Love the micro beads they give this card a really classy feel.Beautiful card.Laura O

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - gorgeous card, colour and a great way to use the negative. Just have to e a bit thoughtful when placing the dies in the first place. Must try this. TY. Kathy x

Anonymous said...

Love it

Grimsby Chris

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Keep the Christmas cards coming. This one is stunning, love the colours and the micro beads and paved pearls are amazing.
Will watch my negative pieces in future, as my Mum used to say, waste not, want not.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs June xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely card. Have to say I'm pleased with all the Christmas cards as you're giving me loads of ideas for mine! Like others have said I'll have to watch where I'm placing my dies when cutting though!! Thanks Sue for all the inspiration.

sheila said...

Another beatiful Christmas card. I often use the faux pearl technique but have not done it in this format, so I shall have to give it a go.

Helen O said...

Very lovely card Sue, sparkly, a big bow and a dazzler, all a girl can ask for, thank you Helen O xxx

Planetsusie said...

The microbeads underneath are such a clever idea - just adds that extra 'ooomph, Sue. I love the colours and the fact that this is the negative piece of the card - I always forget to use it!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Sonia Jones said...

What a stunning card and i love the fact that the snowflakes are still able to be used on another card. Another successful card. Sonia x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Shows what a little planning can do.
Tried yesterdays card, I am rather impressed with my results.
Thank you for the inspiration
Have a Great Day

Patricia

patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.com

Jane said...

Lovely card Sue, looking forwards to your forthcoming shows.

Jane xx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Love the card clever use of the negative and the patterned paper behind it looks fantastic. Another idea for Christmas must get in the spirit soon

gwen70 said...

Love it Sue, don't mind all the christmas cards as I am trying to do some of mine and I pick up loads of ideas

Claveh said...

This is really brilliant, I love it and hope to have a go at "copying" this one! xxx

mgq said...

beautiful card. i always love the paving effect, great use of waste card. thank you

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Yesterdays card and todays (doing catch up again) are beauties l love there simplicity I'm running out of ideas for special Xmas cards so you can keep them coming lol!
I have used the negative with other die cut outs and put family pics behind them then framed them,
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

mgq said...

beautiful card. i always love the paving effect, great use of waste card. thank you

lesley said...

Hi sue this card is stunning especially when you realise its made up of the bit we normaLly throw away!!! Keep the xmas cards coming as I've got all the dies but need to have ideas on what to do with them!!! Lol love lesleyxx

Amelia said...

Good Morning Sue
Another winner what can I say but WOW!
Keep the Christmas cards coming as time is marching on and we will all have lots of cards to copy
Love all your work
Amelia x

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, beautiful card and one I may have a go at!
Love Sue
XXX

Celina Dee said...

3 cheers for negative spaces and waste card!! Gorgeous!! Its always wonderfulwaking up knowing I get to see a beautiful card in the morning!!
Waterford

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Woohoo, this is my sort of card. Love the colour, use of the dies....everything.
Sonia x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I don't think any of us would ever get fed up with your Christmas cards Sue. This is another lovely one. Like many others I love your gorgeous bows. ;0)

sued99 said...

What a good idea and so elegant too! I think I might need those snowflake dies.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card
Margaret L

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
I REALLY love this. My snowflake dies are coming out right now!
Best Wishes,
Sue

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card and te colour is fab. Don't mind how many Christmas cards you show as I need all the help I can get. I do enjoy using the negatives but just need to think where I'm placing my dies. Haven't tried the pearl edge yet think that's the coward in me lol! Have a great day, hugs Christine H xx

Vick said...

Hiya Sue,

I love the fact that you used the negative, many people throw this away, a waste me thinks!! i love Teal and have bought quite a bit of that Teal ribbon from Sam, hugs, Vick xxx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannel vixcrafts

greendragon said...

I love the fact that you are posting Christmas cards - I really need to get round to starting to make some and I'm definitely going to use some of your ideas for inspiration, so thanks and keep it up!

greendragon said...

I love the fact that you are posting Christmas cards - I really need to get round to starting to make some and I'm definitely going to use some of your ideas for inspiration, so thanks and keep it up!

Bosquie said...

Good idea to use the waste off snowflakes. Different use of the dyesXX

jane said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card very nice
Best wishes

Jane Llewellyn

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
love the colour. Also like the no waste with spellbinders. Yes going to have to get on with the christmas cards. Thanks for the encouragement.
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

brenda said...

I never get tired of looking at your hristmas card Sue they are all beautiful, love the snowlake dies they are so versatile x

sue said...

What a wonderful way to use up what would normally be waste card.
Lovin your ideas
Hugs Suzanne x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, those dies are on my list!!!

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card Sue, will have to copy this one. Love it. Hugs Ann

hazel said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful card and 2for1 too which is always good for us frugal crafters. love this card really like the colour combinations. xx hazel

nmty said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, I just love the negative effect of this design, definately a technique to try.

lv norma

Ayelet said...

Lovely card!
Beautiful snowflakes that remind me of the sea :)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is lovely - the colour scheme really works well. Love Sam xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is lovely - the colour scheme really works well. Love Sam xxx

Gay New Malden said...

Absolutely love this card Sue and shall be having a go at it tomorrow. You are so inspirational.
Lots of love
Gay x

anneecan said...

Hello Sue. A lovely way to use wastage. Must try to remember to plan ahead more often so I can make 2 cards for the price of 1. Thanks.
Regards
Anne

Marion Turner said...

Beautiful...Just love all your cards. Love Marion x

Sue B said...

I think this card is lovely, what a great way to use up the card that too be honest I would probably discard after cutting out the pieces I needed. If only to have a small amount of your imagination.
Sue B

Moni said...

Lovely Christmas card. Hugs,moni

Pam B said...

Afternoon Sue
What a lovely card, I would never have thought of placing the dies so that I could then use the negative. I will certainly be trying out the Cosmic Shimmer technique, it looks so effective

Best Wishes

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, What a stunner love the aqua
and white, done this technique with one
of the flower dies they turned out
great.
Nancyd xx

Vie Carter said...

Wonderful card today Sue

The colours are stunning and great bow

Simply superb

Vie
x

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
I have never though on using the negative of the dies..Just shows that there is way more than can be done with Dies..A beautiful card Sue ..Take care Hazelx

SUZYD said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY.SUZYD X

melanie said...

Stunning card Sue > Melanie

Janet Wilson said...

Brilliant card,& love the aqua & white colour scheme

lilygee said...

Love using the negatives - they make such lovely cards - this is very pretty Sue and like the colours.
love lilygee xxx

Linda said...

Very beautiful
hugs Linda

CraftyJo said...

I like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

CraftyAnn said...

A fab idea for using up what would otheriwse be waste card. I think I will be using this idea more often when I remember to plan my cutting so as not to waste card.
take care.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
A good reminder to me here to try the paved pearl technique, have been meaning to but I've not got around to it. Lovely card.
Joan B.

lorraine (classylady) said...

FABULOUS Sue, you are such an inspiration.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Linda said...

Awesome Sue! I love the aqua and white together.

Hugs
Linda xxx

nikkib said...

I do love the way you use the waste pieces to make a card, a great way to use everything....

Phil D said...

Love your card Sue - its great when the negative from die cutting works for another card - doubles the card making

Good wishes

Phil D

CathyinMN said...

Another lovely card! I like how the micro beads add sparkle and shine to the snowflakes.

Ladock girl said...

Love this card and the colours, the micro beads are really something special. Linda xxx

bluelesley said...

Lovely card again... I can see the micro beads and can't wait to try them just need to get my hands on some!!!! Love the use of the negative on a nice background paper. Another winner :)

Best Wishes
x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue

magpie said...

Gorgeous card yet again Sue using the negative piece. Love the colour, love the snowflakes, love the shimmer pearl technique, I can imagine how relaxing that would be, love the dazzlers.....& love that bow...! Beautiful! Keep 'em coming! xx Love Karen xx

Sue Parish said...

Oh Joy! - I've got everything needed to make this one! (including the ribbon - and it's my favourite colour too!) Haven't done the paved pearl technique yet but here's my chance to try.
Hope you're having a great weekend,
Sue xx

cathymakescards said...

Lovely card, Sue. Don't waste a lot of negatives myself! Amazing what you can use them for..
Cathy - Drogheda Ireland

Marilyn P. Devon said...

Hi Sue
This is my first comment on your blog.
Have followed your blog for months and love your card designs and colour combinations. Bought a GC a few months ago and have got hooked on using spellbinders dies. Have got quite a lot already but haven't any Christmas ones yet. I can't wait to get the holiday tree, snowflakes,heirloom baubles, oh and all the others!

Nicole Garuccio said...

Very sweet and cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another fab card...what color card did you use?...it matches perfectly with the ribbon!?!
Very clever to use the negative...I have used some of my negatives as small frames in my scrapbooking.
Take care and hope to see you soon on C&C...nobody demonstrates like you...we've missed you...so please hurry back.
Take care. Deborah :)

jane stillman said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, I really must start using the negatives! lol x

salem said...

great card love colour

lynda said...

Love it great use of the negative Sue
thank you Lynda xx