Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #280 ~~ Paper Strip Art (Use the Bargello Technique)

What a great technique ~~ Bargello I found my tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  Shopping Our Stash  would like to see your take on the Bargello technique. My first attempt was very sad but I will post the card I made with it, (I read the technique but didn't use the right dimensions) Here is my card with a picture tutorial below it.

As you see I didn't want to cover it up with an image.

First pick out 3 co-ordinating patterned papers 6 inches in length and cut at at least 2 of each 3/4 inch wide.
Decide on which order you would like.
on a 5 X 6 inch light weight cardstock glue the strips in the order you decided.
I ran my 5 X 6 piece through the zyron sticker maker, made it a lot easier.
Now you cut strips alternating 3/4 and 1/2 inch pieces (because of the words on one of mine I kept them in order. 

Another 5 X 6 light weight piece of cardstock (ran it through the Zyron)
now glue the strips in any pattern you would like (there are many to pick from)
Here is what mine looked like when it was finished before I cut it to make the card.
I hope this tutorial is helpful and you will give it a whirl
Close up of the design.
Finished the inside with the off cut from the front panel, loved it so much just couldn't waste it.
And now for my first attempt.

This was very stash busting as all the patterned papers from my scrap box along with most of the coloured cardstock. Thanks for bearing with my long blog post. Don't forget to slip over to Shopping our Stash and check out the way the rest of the design team have played with the challenge.


Mimi said...

Okay, I like your posted card a lot (nice palette...), but your first attempt is not sad!!! I love it! Original and dimensional and sweet!!! Happy Tuesday!

Chris Dring said...

Oooh so pretty! And I love that you used the off cut on the inside! Your first attempt looks fabulous!

Chana Harris said...

This is wonderful! I love the pattern and the awesome palette! The versatility of Bargello is awesome. You definitely nailed this one!

lauren bergold said...

yes, indeedy, this was totally one of those times that the xyron machine & adhesive cartridges seem totally worth EVERY PENNY, wasn't it?! i love how you chose your patterns and the fact that you figured out how to keep the texty one IN ORDER so the text pattern was still a text pattern and not random words that needed to be covered over like the lower half of my snowman card, lol! :) brilliant!!!!!

Lindsey said...

I totally understand not wanting to cover your bargello masterpiece — it looks like a ton of work, but also looks awesome! And like everyone else, your first attempt looks good to me, too. ;)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome papers you combined here! Fab cards! Thanks for having me as a GDT this month - I had a blast!

Tracy said...

Both cards are beautiful....but love the "thinking of you" card colours and the shape.
Looks like a fun quilted technique.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is a cool technique, Barb! I have not heard of it before! I have those blue and yellow papers in my stash too! I don't see anything wrong with your first attempt!