Each month, Stampin’ Up! puts out Stampin’ Success, a magazine for demonstrators. The magazine features helpful business & stamping articles, featured demonstrators, company promotions, layout ideas and much, much more. One of my favorite features is the technique spotlight. In this months’ Stampin’ Success, the technique is Bargello. Here’s a bit of background taken straight from the mag:
“Bargello is a form of embroidery that is created through a series of upright flat stitches laid out in interesting patterns. Bargello was traditionally stitched in wool on canvas, making it very durable and perfect for pillows, upholstery, and even carpet. But you can use bargello to create unique cards and paper projects…..”
Here’s a mini tutorial on how it’s done:
2) Arrange your DSP strips into a desired pattern, or simply vary the striped pattern in a random way as I did. You can adhere these piece-by-piece onto a piece of whisper white cardstock, or adhere them directly onto your cardstock as I did.
3) Cut your white cardstock to the desired size, or trim it to the edge of your card base as I did.
4) If you created your bargello piece on white cardstock, adhere it to your card or project and finish decorating as desired.
Try it for yourself and then leave a comment with a link to your work! I’d love to see your bargello technique.
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