Hello stampers and happy Tuesday. Today I am going to share with you the Bargello technique, and yes, it is not Monday. Yesterday was my birthday and I took the day off! Despite the COVID pandemic, I had a most wonderful birthday. The only thing missing was the presence of my love, Gerard. Now, back to card making. Have you heard of the Bargello technique? Neither had I, so let’s see what it is all about.

 

Bargello technique

 

How did I discover this? Quite simply I saw this card from Tracy Tucker using strips of shimmery white cardstock that she had sponged in gorgeous colours. When I made the  card in a video I was informed by my viewers that this was the name of that technique. Basically you cut strips of paper and then arrange them so that they are offset from each other. Here is a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers and I will also share the video that I did.

 

My Card of Many Colours

 

I like calling this card “my card of many colours”, it reminds me of a song by Dolly Parton, Coat of Many Colours which I really love.

 

Bargello card

 

Here is the card before I put the sentiment on. I chose to remove the coastal cabana mat from the card that I cased from Tracy. The colours uses are melon mambo, pumpkin pie, mango melody, granny apple green and coastal cabana.

 

Bargello card without sentiment

 

Here you can see the two cards together. I accidentally flipped the card as well! Do you see that I embossed the flower on the melon mambo section instead of the coastal cabana? Which one do you like better? It was a happy accident.

 

Bargello cards

 

Video

 

If you watch my video you will see how it is done. I really like the splatter at the end to make water droplets which are echoed by the Flowers for Every Season gems OR the frosted and clear epoxy droplets.

 

 

Shimmery White Cardstock

 

This is a fantastic product that I really, really love. It is great for sponging and for watercolouring. Here is another post that I did with shimmery white cardstock. It just so happens that I have more of these stamp sets AND the paper in stock if you are interested. Just message me and we can negotiate!

 

Thanks!

Thanks for joining me today and for all the lovely birthday wishes. I had a wonderful day yesterday and it was great to not work at all and just enjoy the way the day evolved. Here is a picture of me and my son Oliver. He was the organizer for the kids to get the gifts and to spoil me along with Laura.

 

Birthday girl

 

No, I am not drinking four glasses of wine! This cute table came with the picnic bag, isn’t it adorable and ever so functional? I also got silicone baking mats, a bicycle pump and a harness to hold my weed whacker so that my arms don’t almost fall off every time I do this garden chore.

I hope you have a super day!


 

Product List

Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)

$33.00

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)

$70.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$11.25

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

$8.25

Versamark Pad

$13.00

Versamark Refill

$8.25

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

$12.25

Flowers For Every Season Gems

$8.75

 

 

 

 

 

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