Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bargello Card Swap




I joined a swap on the PaperCrafts website for Bargello cards. I took a class on the Bargello technique a long time ago at Angela's Happy Stamper. It took me awhile to remember how to do it so I could make these cards. The definition of Bargello is a needlework stitch that produces a zigzag pattern. I first cut 1/2 inch strips of paper and used a glue stick to glue them horizontally on a piece of paper. All the strips should be butted up next to each other and line up on one edge. Then I cut the paper vertically so I would have new 1/2 inch strips that look similar to a quilt (all different colors on one strip). Then I glued those strips to a new piece of paper and made a pattern from them. Are you confused yet? I will try to post a tutorial on this soon to make it a little easier to understand. The purple card was made using Washi papers and the green card was made using cardstock and a sheet of SU paper.

I took this picture while I was working on this post this morning. This rarely happens... as they say, let sleeping dogs lie!

7 comments:

mspiggy7 said...

Love these cards! Gotta try them once I figure them out. That picture is priceless. They are adorable. Happy crafting! - Marlene

Laura said...

wow, those cards are really neat! :)

Michelle said...

Very interesting cards! Looks great...and how cute are the puppies sleeping all together?
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Katie said...

Wow Heidi, those cards are great! You sleeping pups are too cute! Katie

Jennie Skaggs said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous. I think they might be a little too much work for me. LOL But they are fantastic. I love the picture of your puppies...I am so glad they are getting along. Jennie

Crafty Connie said...

Those cards are WONDERFUL! The pic of the sleeping dogs is precious.

Rae said...

WOW Heidi ~ these cards are GORGEOUS! What an interesting technique...I want to try it :)