Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Playing with Bargello

I'll be honest that I have no idea what Bargello is in the Needlepoint crafting world but in the papercrafting world it's a lot of fun and a great way to use up small scraps of striped patterned paper.  I got this idea out of the June Stampin Up! magazine for demonstrators and combined it with a Sketch Challenge SC281 to make some cute cards in two different color schemes. The method of creating this Bargello look is simple: cut strips of striped paper in varying lengths and arrange them on a piece of cardstock to create a pattern to your desire.  You can glue them down and then trim off the excess. 

The card shown above uses paper fromt the Sweet Pea Stack of papers from the Occasions Mini along with some oval punches (scalloped and regular), a Texturz embossing plate, and some chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon.

This card uses Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive together with some Cottage Wall patterned paper, Razzleberry polka dotted ribbon, the same oval punches and a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

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