Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday - Bargello Style

Good morning, and welcome to Sunflower and Dragonflies' Tutorial Tuesday. Today I have bargello style for you. You may recall that I posted a bargello tutorial a while back. This one is a little different, and just as lovely, which is why I am compelled to post another bargello style tutorial for you. Enjoy!

One very large stamp, or two medium size stamps
White embossing powder
Heat gun (not shown)
Glossy cardstock
Variety of ink pads (not shown)
Gold Leaf pen (not shown)

Stamp image with VersaMark on the left side of your cardstock.

Stamp image, once again, with VersaMark on the right side, leaving little, or no, seam in between.

Heat emboss.

Sponge colour on cardstock, over top of embossed areas.

Continue sponging colour until your whole area is covered. Now let's pretend I have a photo showing you that I cut my image into thin strips, as seen below. Writing this tutorial I discovered I neglected to take a photo of that step. I probably got side-tracked grabbing another cup of coffee.

The cardstock on the left is the cardfront of my card. I chose to have my bargello strips placed across in the direction shown here. The card on the right represents the width of my card. The card on the right should be cut to the width of your card, and a height slightly smaller than the area that will be taken up by the strips of paper. Place three strips of double-sided tape as shown in this photo.

Stagger your strips and place on cardstock that has the double sided tape.

Turn bargello piece over and generously cover with white glue.

Place bargello strip onto your cardstock and roll brayer over top to ensure a good bond.

Edge card with gold leaf pen.

Your card is now complete.

Other uses for Bargello:

- Use on 3 x 3 gift cards
- Cheque book cover
- Frame your bargello card
- Use to decorate a trinket box
- Journal cover


Kim H. said...

Holey smokes- this is awesome! I just love the look of this - it is so different!

Lesli said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous - thanks so much for the tutorial - I need to play :)

Ila said...

This is Beautiful!! what a wonderful tutorial!! TFS!

Allison said...

Another winner...Beth, your tutorials rock!

Alexandra said...

This is gorgeous Beth - I really like this and have never seen one like this before! TFS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Maria said...

Wow, your card is GORGEOUS! Awesome tutorial too! Looks like a lot of work but wow, the results are fabulous!

Thank you for all your wonderful tutorials!!


Tami Bayer said...

This is so wonderful! Love the colors you used and that you used 2 stamps. I wouldn't have thought to do that. You do wonderful tutorials.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Great tutorial - love those stamps and you used beautiful colours to blend!

Sharon in NE said...

Beautiful variation of the technique.

Debbie Olson said...

What lovely colors and great explanation of technique! Beautiful, Beth!

Veronica said...

wow this is awesome.