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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bargello Technique Card

Hello crafting friends! This week's MIUM challenge at Stamp TV was to make a card using the bargello technique. There are a few different ways to do this technique. One way involves cutting strips of one or several different patterned papers and adhering them to a card panel in a staggering manner to create a bargello pattern. Here is a video tutorial on the bargello technique.

I decided to use a little different bargello technique. I created my own patterned paper by using the emboss resist technique .Next, my patterned paper was cut into 1/2" and 5/8" strips and adhered in a staggering fashion (one strip higher, one lower) to a piece of  card stock and then cut with a die from Spellbinders Labels 36 die set. This was then matted with GKD Sweet Corn card stock. I put this aside to prepare my base card.

GKD Fresh Asparagus was used for the base card and layered with GKD ivory card stock which was die cut with a Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle die.My focal panel was then popped onto my base with dimensionals. 

The sentiment is from GKD Dogwood and Butterfly stamp set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on ivory card stock which was then die cut with a die from Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops. The sentiment was then adorned with Marianne Anja's Vintage Swirls dies and all was adhered to the focal panel.

I felt something else was needed to make the project look finished so I decided to stamp a floral image in opposite corners of the ivory layer in GKD Fresh Asparagus ink using a stamp from GKD Fabulous Frame Fillers. That little "something" did the trick and made my eyes "happy".

Hope you enjoyed this post and will try this great technique. Thanks for stopping by and always make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Stamp TV - MIUM Challenge - Hello, Bargello!
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #82 - AG with Twist: Stitching


Verna Angerhofer said...

I love it. So cool of you to make your own papers and create your own version of the technique.

Gail said...

Very nice!

Judy Woodland said...

This is so pretty Olga. Love how you created that background, so clever. Great colors too!!

rachel taylor said...

lovely card and technique thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt