This week on Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge and the technique is Bargello. Bargello is actually a type of needlepoint embroidery. It consists of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. The name originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in Florence, which have a “flame stitch” pattern. Such interesting patterns can also be made with paper strips.
I knew I wanted to use Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive so I came up with this card using the Artistic Etchings and Established Elegance stamp sets. The paper strips are from the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. Love all the pretty patterns. I also used the oval frame from the Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die to frame the Eiffel tower image. The image is stamped with Early Espresso, Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The rosette is finished with Dazzling Details to add some sparkle. The bow is centered with an antique brad.
Are you inspired to try the Bargello technique?! If you are then head on over to HSS to upload your project. To find out how to do the Bargello technique there’s a great photo and video tutorial on SCS .
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Paris and Bargello technique Card
Size: 4.25” H x 5.50” W
Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings, Established Elegance
Paper: Card Base: Whisper White; Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy; DSP: Paisley Petals
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Basic Pearls, Bird Punch, Antique Brad, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1-3/8″ circle punch, Versamark, Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Embossing Powder, Dazzling Details.
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