Thursday, February 21, 2013

Scrappy and Happy Popped Bargello Card

What do you do with your card stock and designer series paper scraps?  Today’s card uses a variety of scraps in a fun Popped Bargello technique.1_poppedbargellowithbirdsharonfieldYesterday, my friend Candy came over and wanted to try the Bargello Technique from a recent Paper Crafts Magazine article.  After gathering a few of the scraps, I cut them into uniform 1/2 inch widths and then she glued them to a 4” x 5.25” piece of card stock.2_poppedbargellobirdsharonfield221After squaring the card stock, the pieces were again cut into 1/2” strips and glued to a Regal Rose Card Stock base.  “Just Because” from the Vintage Verses stamp set was stamped in Marina Mist Classic Ink, punched using the bird and branch punch, lightly sponged along the edges and attached to the card front using a stampin’ dimensional (pop dot).

The Bargello technique is borrowed from quilting… and although you do want to select a variety of patterns, scale and colors it’s a technique you shouldn’t over think.  LOL… just gather your paper strips and go for it.  This card was probably 15-20 minutes start to finish when Candy made it. 

The card reminds me of the time taught 4 & 6 year olds to make crazy quilts… put all the scraps on a king size sheet and let them pick and choose their favorites to make a small crazy quilt project.3_poppedbargelloprofilephotosfield221After cutting additional 1/2” squares of DSP, they were also attached to the card base using stampin’ dimensionals for a popped bargello accent.

The flower is from Wally world, a left over from when I made the a post it note easel earlier this week.  I hope to have the full tutorial ready for publication for this weekends’ Super Saturday Tutorial feature.

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Donna Ellis said...

Wooooo! that looks like a lot of work, Sharon! It's gorgeous!

Cindy Ware said...

That's different. I like it!