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


  1. Oh my this is awesome! I am going to have to pin or bookmark all these so I can give these techniques a try. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Neat technique! I haven't seen that before!

  3. This card is Wonderful! Bargello is such fun ~

  4. I have seen this idea before I love what you did with it! FUN! I may have it use some scraps I have and give it a try!

  5. What a cool idea. I have seen this done with a quilt but never thought of it on a card! It turned out great.

  6. Cleaver technique; I've never seen it before; it's quite impressive. Great job and TFS

  7. oh wow this is very very cool!!!

  8. AWESOME!! I haven't heard of this technique. So excited to give this a try. Love what you have created!! TFS

  9. Oh my gosh, I love this technique!! I had never heard of it, thanks for sharing it with us!!


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