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Sunday, February 20, 2011

TLC Tutorial - Bargello Design

Hello everyone...hope you had a great weekend!!! It looks like spring around here with flowers blooming and the grass starting to turn green....it's time to pull out all those pretty spring colors and stamps!!! Anyway...I am hosting Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge tonight and the challenge is to create a bargello design for your card or layout!!!

1. Cut several strips of patterned paper 3/4 inch wide and about 8-10 inches long. I used Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime dp for my first card and scraps of different papers for my second card.
2. Using glue or double sided tape, arrange the strips of dp with sides touching and the edges even on a piece of computer paper or thin cardstock. I made a consistant pattern but you can mix the colors any way you want.
3. Cut 3/4 inch strips cutting through all the strips to form a strip with small squares of dp. You can cut these strips in various sizes to add a little interest.
4. Now, play with the strips until you are happy with your design. You can arrange them in a zig zag design, a wave, or a pyramid design.


5. Using double sided tape or glue, adhere the strips to another sheet of computer paper or cardstock.
6. You can trim the bargello pattern along the squares, cut a layer out with a Nestabilities, cut a square to cover the background, make a wave pattern across the middle of the card...what ever you like!!!

I cut my bargello pattern along the squares and added a scallop along the bottom. Studio 49's Ticket to Art was used to stamp the leaves and the sentiment was from Verve. The Prima and gold cording finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Studio 49's Ticket to Art, Verve sentiment
Paper: Vanilla, Prism Frosted Orange, Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Prima, Gold Cording, Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Die
This was the first bargello card I made using scraps of dp. It was cut into a square and sewing was done around the edges and along the up and down seams. The sentiment is from Rubbernecker and wrinkled seam binding, button, and twine are the finishing details.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: White, Real Red, scraps of various pattern papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Wrinkled Seam Binding, Button, Twine

Thanks for dropping in today...hope you can join us for the TLC challenge on Splitcoast!!!

29 comments:

Bevie Pearl said...

I just saw your card on SCS. I had to come to your blog and see how this pretty technique was done. Your cards are gorgeous. I am off to find some paper.

Janelle said...

This looks so great and easy to create. This is going on my inspiration pile.

Carole of Brum said...

Good morning Joan, before I forget: pop along to my blog, there is a little something there for you ;)

My word, your cards today are fabulous and inspiring! I have never heard of this technique but then I often learn something new when I visit your blog. I do think I'll try this bargello technique, it looks very do-able. CoB

Tammy said...

Both cards are absolutely fabulous. Love the first one for its interesting elements and the second one for its simplicity. Great cards Joan.

Vicky Gould said...

Very clever use of scrap papers, Joan. Thanks!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the tutorial.

Dalek from SCS said...

I Love quilted cards-this seems the perfect complementary technique! TFS how to do it.

Rae said...

This was an interesting technique. I liked the final results of both cards. Thank you.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are totally gorgeous girl! Love the papers in both . . .thanks for sharing the technique, I love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Ok now that is COOL!!! Love the papers you used and the pyramid look! Fabulous! Could I just use scraps to make a pattern? I have so many 6 x 6 pads of scraps...lol
I'll try and give this a whirl today since I'm home! TFS Joan...you rock!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful cards with this technique! thanks for the tutorial

Lori said...

Love your cards! I will try to get this one done.

MariLynn said...

Great tutorial. Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. I love the dp that you used on your first card. Just gorgeous!!!

Linda Palmer said...

Stunning cards. I will be doing this today. I love the look of it.
Beautiful job. TFS!!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! These look so gorgeous Joan!! LOVE your fun technique as it looks just like quilting!! TFS! HUGS

Crystal said...

WOW Gorgeous Joan and a FABULOUS technique!!!!

maryr917 said...

love both your cards joan-this is a great technique

Joanne (jojot) said...

I have once again been MIA....but wow...so glad I didn't miss this post...what a fabulous technique...will be trying it at some point.....your cards are gorgeous...wow

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

What a cool technique! It's a great look and doesn't look too hard. Love your cards, Joan!

Jackie said...

Thanks for the tutorial Joan! I read this over on SCS too but it's much more clearer here!! Love your samples btw....this is a really cool technique & I will be using it in the future...thanks again for sharing!!!!!

JulieA said...

Oooo, very nice! Love your tutorial and your cards using the technique! Looks great!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Okay, you just BLEW me away with these....they're FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne said...

This is fabulous GF!! Love this technique and love what you did with it on your cards!! I will def be giving this a try and I'll link right back to this spot when I do!! Just awesome Joan!!
Hugs,
Anne

Barb said...

What a great technique! I was trying to plan a St. Patricks Day card, and this gave me a great idea. Thank you for the inspiration.
Barb ;-)

Alex said...

These are LOVELY! What a fabulous technique and thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Melanie said...

very cool, Joan!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Great tutorial, but mostly, I am in awe at what gorgeous cards you've created using the technique. Beautiful colors, and the stamp details and elements make your cards have that WOW factor! I wanna copy!

Cheryl O. said...

Hi, Joan - just found your tutorial thru Wendy Weixler's blog. Thanks so much for sharing it - I'm going to have to try this! :)