Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Beautiful Fresh Prints Bargello

Hello stampers... another beautiful spring day, and it's even better since I have the day off. It's time to get the yuckiness of the long winter months out of my garden - it's almost planting time!!
I have a fun card technique for you today, it was featured at a recent class of mine. It's called Bargello, and it's a great technique to use up those scraps of designer series paper you just can't seem to part with! Check out my card below, and I'll tell you how you can re-create one for yourself! It's not as hard as it looks, I promise! This type of card really shows off Stampin' Up!s beautiful designer series papers!
First, you start out by cutting strips of designer series paper - I cut 1/2" X 6" strips for my card. Then you cover a piece of cardstock (for your layer base, white cardstock is a good choice!) I used a 6" X 4 1/4" piece. You then cover your entire piece with glue or use an adhesive sheet and attach to your card layer base. Then start by adding your strips - go in a horizontal pattern on the 6" side. Then you will turn your paper with all the strips adhered the other direction so all the patterns are in a line and start cutting strips with your paper cutter. Only this time cut different sizes, I did 1/2" and 3/4".
Once all your strips are cut, using another layer-base piece of cardstock covered in glue attach your new strips in a pattern like shown below - your pattern can vary depending on the size of your strips and how you position your pieces!

Turn over, and trim the excess off with scissors or your cutter. I trimmed my piece down to 5 1/4" X 4", and adhered to a coordinating piece of cardstock and then attached it to my base card - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". I had a couple extra strips, which I adhered to the inside of my card... then decorate with some diecuts from the 'Deco Labels' and the 'Remembering your birthday' stamp set! You could also cut your Bargello pattern with a framelit and have a solid colour background... it's a fun technique to play around with and great to show off different patterned papers!! 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Fresh Prints DSPS [132996 - $8.50]
Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon [126875 - $6.75]
Deco Labels Collection Framelits [130102 - $30.95]
Remembering your birthday [wood: 131347 - $29.95; clear: 131350 - $21.95]

I'm heading outside to get my hands dirty!!
I hope you like my share and will try some Bargello cards out for yourself! Happy Stamping :)

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