Friday, 16 July 2021


Hi bloggers!  I haven't done this technique (Paved Pearls)  in ages!  I started by taping various shades of blue card strips together on a piece of copy paper.  I cut the Believe Big Bold word out of it and kept all of the fall away piece.  I cut the Believe in black and glued it to a piece of white card , then paper pieced the fall away pieces back into it.  I added a bead of glue around the edge and sprnkled Iced Snow on it and let it dry.  I stamped two other sentiments and cut them out with the tags and added them to the upper and lower corners of the card.  I added mounting foam to the back of the white card and added it to a larger piece of white card.  Using the white PVA glue, I did random dots of the glue in a variety of sizes all the way around the edge.  There is a step by step tutorial on this technique at the top of the blog (above this post) if you want to see it.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"  x  8 1/4" in size.    All for now, Sue x

                                                       Follow my blog with Bloglovin

42 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, very pretty blues.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue, lovely background but I'm sure if I tried it. it would end up a hot mess as I'd more than likely get my hand in it at some point xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, I remember the Pavel pearl technique and what fun it was.
I was lucky enough to win the Believe die from your latest release and must have a play with this soon. Seem to be busy with family birthday cards at the present and more in August - my grandson who will be 17 and my mother who will be 102.
Marion S x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful festive card, with a brilliant technique to create the pearls, which I have not tried for years. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Clai01 said...

Great to see the paved pearls making a comeback! x

Steph Cotterill said...

Ohhh I love this Sue, the various shades of blue,the odd slip of white thrown in and that bold shot of black to emphasise your powerful sentiment that has so many meanings for example - I believe that Ann Topp is a cheeky madam lol OK hands up I ramble lol. All week you've given us the most stunning inspiration Sue, from CAS to a little more fru-fru but thank you doesn't sound appreciative enough for what you do for us and our mental health especially with your blog that brings us all together with the same love of craft particularly how to use your tools for those new to die cutting and to remind us of the older collections we have, thank you Sue. Much love to all today xxx (beat that Ann lol) xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone a very lovely card today. I dont believe that I have seen this technique before. But I will be sure to find it on YouTube later, i always love to learn new things.
Thank you Sue.
Donna xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I haven’t done this technique in years I love doing it too
Thank you for the reminder

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Another one for the wish list Sue.
So beautiful and every individual piece has it's own place.
Have a good weekend.
Marie P.


Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A very clever card. I too have not used this technique for years.
Thank you
Jan x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
There are so many possibilities with these bold dies I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday just looking through your cards on Pinterest. Hazel like you I would make a complete mess of trying to dot all over. Luckily I have the falling snow embossing folder.Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card, lovely paved pearl background. The paper piecing works really well with the Bug Bold Letters.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Those paved pearls look like a labour of love, I think I’d substitute with the Falling Snow embossing folder.
B xx

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a great card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe
NannaShaz54 in MK

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue a great card with techniques. You are really clever designing your cards, the bold dies and background look so good. Thanks Sue. Xx

djfromkettering said...

Golly, haven't seen that tecnique for ages, did
it afew times, but use an ef instead now!!!!!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow that looks amazing I am going to try that technique, would not have thought of that. Love the 'Believe' as well, you know how much I like paper piecing.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Wonderful card Sue. This card would be ideal to send to a guy.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Lovely clean crisp card. You wouldn't believe the dots were glue and not pearls. WakeyL

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is lovely. I will try this out ... as I was lucky enough to win the Big Bold Greetings Die in the last launch and as yet I have not got round to using it yet. If mine turns out like yours has ... I will be well pleased.Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today

Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.

OK. STEPHANIE you win...You are the Best rambler lol

Owlish said...

I have to be honest I'm not a fan of these big dies but I must be honest you done a fantastic card today love how you made this card.
Owlish Xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Not sure on the colours for the sentiment - but love it all the same... These bold dies are fab...

Beryl said...

Love the colours and the big bold dies.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Great card I had forgotten all about the paved pearl technique it looks amazing I love the paper piecing too

ursula said...

Wow, just love the various techniques you have used on this card, a bold statement card, I love it.....luv Ursula xx

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card! Love the blues. Take care. xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love this one suebig bold and certainly beautiful the colours are brilliant what a joy to receive that one love always sue stay safe my friends
June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous card & the paper piecing works fabulously well with your big bold dies. Yvonne xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A fab card with bold sentiment. Great colours and I love the pva tecnique. Not used in ages.

Love Helen xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Now this is something that should be lending itself to batch card making??

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although initially this just looks like a lovely CAS card closer inspection reveals the amount of work that has gone into it. The Big Bold dies are growing on me more and more.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really good idea to use this method to colour the card and I am sure there are lots of other ideas with different colours and patterns that could be used.


CCM said...

Love everything about this card. From the colors of Big Bold word BELIEVE to the background. The Paved Pearls technique payed off; the card is gorgeous!

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x the big bold dies are brilliant and you make them so special x the paved pearl technique looks amazing in real life x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It’s been a long time since I tried the paved pearl technique and i can honestly say it never looked as good as yours, gorgeous card with you bold believe Die

Love and hugs to everyone

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I’d forgotten about this technique it’s such a pretty look! Your card is beautiful!
Hugs x
Heather T

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card design and I love your choice of words
I hope you and your family are well Sue
Please take care my friend
Hugs Theresa G

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A really different Christmas Card, different in a good way!

Sandra said...

I continue to love the Big Bold Words dies? They are so impressive and create fast cards that pack a punch.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card Sue!