Thursday, July 12, 2012

Huh? It's a Bargello! Learn Something New Today

From the Merriam Webster Dictionary on-line, I found this definition:
Bargello: a needlework stitch that produces a zigzag pattern.  You can find the definition yourself right here.  How about that?  You learn somethin' new every day.

Well, that's what this technique is called.
 It's super easy.  Here's how:
  • Cut several 3/4" strips of patterned paper, at least two from each pattern of paper that you have.  I also cut from Raspberry Ripple card stock because it looks great with one darker strip to contrast dramatically.  The patterned paper that I used was the Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper (No, I did not realize that was a flamingo on that paper until after the card was all put together -- that's why it's upside down. I just thought it was a pattern.  Oops!! LOL)
  • Adhere the strips on a piece of copy paper in a consistent design with the sides touching and the edges as even as you can.
  • Then cut several strips in various widths of your new paper you've created.  
  • Play around with your strips to create a design of some sort.  You can arrange them in a zigzag pattern to be truly Bargello.  You can do a wave pattern.  You can create a pyramid design of sorts -- even rick rack.
  • Adhere your strips in the pattern of your choice directly onto the card base or another sheet of copy paper to make a layer.  You can even just trim to have a larger layer.
  • Make your project using your new Bargello paper!
I used the One in a Million stamp set, Framelits Labels Collection, a bit of paper piercing, along with the Mini Silver Brads to finish off this great thank-you card.

The other great stuff I used to make this card was:
Stampin' Pierce Mat; Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials; Paper Piercing Tool; Paper - Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake card stocks; Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper; Snail Adhesive.

Go ahead -- give this fun and easy technique a try.  I've gotten a lot of positive comments from this one already.
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Enjoy your day.  Aren't you glad you learned something new today? Thanks for stopping by ~~ Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

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