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Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day...

 
Greetings Bloggers! I hope you are having more fun than you can stand and getting all kinds of great inspiration from everyone's blog.
 
When I was trying to decide what to do for this event, I stumbled onto this tutorial on Split Coast Stampers... it's called the Bargello Technique. It caught my eye because it uses up scraps AND makes a rather unique background. I goggled "Bargello" and learned that it is a technique used in needlework and quilting. It translates beautifully into cardmaking, don't you think? I CASE'd the layout from the card on the tutorial and had to find a sketch that it could fit under. I think Sketch #9 translates loosely... 
   
 
I did add a step between 6 and 7 where I dry embossed the whole piece before adding the embellishments and adhered to the blue card stock.  I felt it gave the whole piece added dimension.  The folder had snowflakes keeping with the whole wintry feel.  I LOVE this technique because you can use up some more of your scraps!  I don't know about you but no matter what project I do, I end up with more scraps than I used in the project! 

I think even the Scrap Wrangler would like this technique.

I'm just sayin'... :)
 

43 comments:

  1. I am not sure what this technique is all about. scraps I think. You are so patient with your scraps. A stunning card indeed

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  2. Thank you for sharing this technique, I have learned something new:) Can't wait to give it a try! Really love how you used to the blues for the weave:)
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  3. Love it! I'm a technique girl too, and loved doing this one as well!

    Happy Hopping!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna give this a shot later on today!!

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  5. Wow, this technique you used sure makes a beautiful card. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing the technique with us.love that happy snowman!

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  6. I love the quilting effect this gives. Great way to use up those last bits and pieces of a pad.

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  7. Love this card! Fun technique! :)

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  8. Awesome background technique ! It reminds me of snowdrifts catching the sunlight on a crystal clear blue sky winter day =)

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  9. Love that you used a new technique for us today! So fun! Thank you so much for all you do for OWH! You're awesome Cindy!

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  10. This technique is so pretty, but I still haven't tried it. You did a great job with it.

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  11. Love the card and the bargello technique you used. It will be a great one for me to remember to use up those scraps. Thanks for blogging with OWH.

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  12. Great winter themed card Cindy, I love the blues and your snowman it cute!

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  13. What a cute snowman and I love your bargello background.

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  14. Nice to see the bargello tutorial again! Nice card :)
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  15. Like how the bargello technique helps use up scraps. Truly a wintery card. Happy WCMD!

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  16. I almost didn't go to the bargello technique because I thought it looked to difficult. When I did, was I ever surprised. I think I could do this and it is beautiful. Can't wait to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Adorable card and I love your bargello background!!

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  18. I definitely like the added texture the embossing adds to the background in this. I don't know if I've seen this exact technique before but then at a few that give that sort of quilted effect and I find I like them all. Nice job Cindy! Thanks for hopping with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  19. So cute, Cindy! I love the little button embellishment - goes along with the quilted theme. Thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  20. This snowman is just too cute and I'm lovin all the blues you used! Great card!

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  21. Way to take on a new challenge of using scraps! As a quilter I have seen this made before...it is perfect for card making. I really love your image and use of the twine/button. Great card! tfs!!!

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  22. I have needlepointed bargello before - it is a great use of your scraps and love the blue

    Barb Housner

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  23. Totally, gonzo stunning card Cindy. The colors pop!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
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    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  24. Love this technique and your card--will have to try it again as I haven't done it in years

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  25. I tried this technique before. Thank you for reminding me!

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  26. Hi Cindy, I love the blues in your card. Great idea to emboss the bargello bg; it really does look like a quilt!! I haven't tried that technique (bargello) but you did a beautiful job! Hope you are enjoying the HOp!

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  27. The snowman is sooo cute and yes, I love this technique! Will have to try that soon. The twine and button are the perfect additions! TFS

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  28. Now I am intrigued. I am going to have to go Google this technique as well. What a beautiful background. Thanks for sharing a new idea with us and joining in the hop today.

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  29. Oh, I love that background!! I can see lots of uses for that technique. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I think the Scrap Wrangle will adore your technique! I have those two papers and the combination looks terrific! I agree that the dry embossing knits the papers together and does indeed mimic bargello quilts. Another fabulous card!

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  31. Beautiful card! I like your snow man. Such a cute image. TFS AJ-

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  32. Really cute card, I love the blues and the darling snowman. Looks like a fun technique to try.

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  33. What a fun technique! Great card, Cindy!

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  34. Love all the blues great use of scraps !

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  35. Awesome way to use up scraps! Thanks for sharing the idea and love the blue!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  36. Such a fun card, love the unique background!

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  37. Thank you--for the pretty card and the technique!! LOVE your colors, too! I did this technique many, many moons again--will have to try ti again!! TFS!!

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  38. Very cute card!! What a great technique!!

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  39. Very cute--I like how this technique uses up scraps and how you embossed it too.

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  40. Oh my,the scrap wrangler would approve! I love your card!

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  41. I agree, the Scrap Wrangler could find no fault in this technique. Looks great

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  42. I've seen this technique before but have never tried it myself - BUT I love anything that helps use up paper scraps. Why? Because I can't bear to throw them away! LOL Love your card.

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