Saturday, January 17, 2015
ABC Blog Hop- B
Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter B. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their B element will be featured in their post.
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy (link: found on signup doc)
If you came from Jenny Gilbert then you're on the right track!
In keeping with my ABCs of techniques, I tried to try a cheat's version of the patchwork style Bargello Technique. This is a great way to use up strips of patterned paper left in your stash, and creates a bold background that can be bold, subtle or neutral depending on which colours and patterns you choose.
To start, cut strips of patterned paper to 6 x 3/4. These can coordinate or clash, depending on what finished look you want to achieve. Place each strip on a piece of thin paper or cardstock.
Cut this piece into strips. I did 1/2 inch strips but if you want wider pieces you can make them larger.
Stagger the strips to create the design you want- this is the fun part!
Adhere the strips in the desired pattern to a piece of cardstock and trim off any excess at the top and bottom.
Use as a background on your card!
Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Diana Saunders ~ Farmer Di Stamps.
In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy (link: found on signup doc) for a complete list of participants!
CTMH supplies used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Inks: Glacier, Sunset
Paper: Cloud Nine, Free To Be Me, Pathfinding
Stamp set: Pathfinding Cardmaking WOTG