I’m very excited to be joining in Kylie’s Monthly International Blog Highlights for November 2023. I’ve made a sparkly winter card using the Bargello technique.
The Bargello technique is a fun and easy way to create a background, especially when it is created from an ink blended piece of card stock. I added some water splatters and as well as Wink of Stella splatters. A couple of stamped die cuts from the Magical Meadow bundle gave the card it’s finishing touch. I hope that you like my card and I would appreciate it greatly if you would vote for my card! Just click here to go the gallery and vote for 5 of your favorites. I would love if mine was one of your favorites. When you vote, click (or tap) on the heart and it will turn red. You will then be informed of how many more votes you have!
Instructions for Bargello Card with blended Background
- Cut a Thick Basic White card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″.
- On a piece of Basic White cut 6 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ use blending brushes to blend the following inks starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. Keep the sections to fairly rectangular shapes.
- Orchid Oasis
- Gorgeous Grape
- Highland Hearther
- Fresh Freesia
- When you have a nice even layer of colors, splatter water droplets onto the paper with a Stampin’ Spritzer or from your water painters. Splatter Wink of Stella when the water is dry.
- Cut this piece into half inch strips with the 5 1/4″ side at the top of your trimmer. Keep them in order!
- Adhere these strips to a 5 1/4″ x 4″ mat of Gorgeous Grape card stock. Be sure to adhere the strips so the band of colors look like they are going up and down. (They are longer than the mat to allow you to shift them up or down as needed.)
- Wrap the matted strips with White Iridescent Ribbon and adhere to the back.
- Stamp “thank you” from the Just My Type stamp set on a scrap of Basic White and die cut with the 3rd smallest Stylish Shapes circle. Add that to the card front with dimensionals.
- Stamp and die cut three images from the Magical Meadow stamp set using Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis and Highland Heather ink.
- Add the longest leaft directly to the card front. Pop the middle sized leaf up on dimensionals, overlapping the circle on the left.
- Adhere the berries to the last leaf and part of the circle.
- Add three Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels to the front.
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Please, please click on the image below and then scroll down on Kylie’s blog to see the gallery of photos. You can choose any 5 cards as your favorites. I would love if you would vote for mine. When you vote, click (or tap) on the heart and it will turn red. You will then be informed of how many more votes you have! If I win I will be invited to join a Top Ten Winners Blog Hop. I would love that opportunity!
You can also see how I made a pieced Bargello background and the Blended Background here.
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