Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bargello Technique

One of the advantages of being on a design team is you get to see wonderful talent and new techniques.  Recently, I was viewing the entries on a Cards in Envy Challenge for using Paper Strips instead of Ribbon.  One entry in particular caught my eye.  Teresa from the Tayberrys blog site submitted a card with a background called Bargello Technique.   The technique involves cutting a series of patterned and solid papers, taping them in a row to another card stock, cutting that into yet another series of strips and manipulating them so that you end up with a weave pattern.   I made it sound much more difficult that it really is.  Teresa has a class section on her web site that explains it much better here.

Here is my card:

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"
Bargello Weave Pattern
Card recipe:
  • Mat 1 (solid blue) = 5.5" x 4.25".
  • Mat 2 (weave pattern) = 5" x 4". Mat 2 was embossed with Cuttlebug Daisy folder. Edges were inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  • Twine = The Paper Studio.

One inch strips that will be used for the card.
Weave recipe:
  • Cut 1" strips of solid card stock. I used three solids (dark blue, light blue and beige). I also used four patterns from DCWV the Crafty Stack.
  • Cut one 5 x 7 card stock for background (won't be seen). Put tape all over this background piece then lay your 1" strips in order desired.

Strips have been taped to a 5" x 7" card stock
  • Next trim the edges off leaving you with a 5" x 7" striped pattern.
  • Cut this striped pattern into 1" strips.
Cut striped pattern into 1" strips
1" strips to be used as weave pattern
  • Cut one 5" x 5" background piece (will not be seen).  Put tape all over it and lay your 1" strips in the desired pattern.
Layout I used. 
One inch strips have been taped to the background piece.
  • Following this step, I cut my final piece down to 5" x 4" for use on the card.
Inside of card.  I had originally thought of putting
the button on the front of the card.
Inside card:
  • Mat 1 (solid blue) = 5" x 3.75".
  • Mat 2 (beige) = 4.75" x 3.5".
  • Twine = The Paper Studio
  • Button = Martha Stewart punch.

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