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Paris and Bargello Technique

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.

Bargello needlepoint examples

Bargello needlepoint examples taken from Wikipedia

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.

Bargello Paris card

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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.

Over the Top Pewter Gilded Frame Christmas Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create an over the top Christmas card.  Inspired by a project I saw in the November Stampin’ SUCCESS magazine I created this over the top pewter gilded frame Christmas Card.

Gilded Frame Over the Top Christmas Card

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The embossed snowflake background is heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder.

The frame is die cut using Sizzix Frame die.  I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and inked up the inside of the embossing folder with Versamark then ran it through the Big Shot.  I then heat embossed it with Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I love how the frame looks antiqued!

I used the Blossom Petals Builder punch to make the white poinsettia.  I used the three narrow petals to create the layers then used the Simply Scored to score the petals then adhered them to a 1″ circle with glue dots.  For some extra sparkle I applied Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder. For more shine I used  basic rhinestones for the center of the poinsettia.  The Blossom Petals Builder punch made it so easy!  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder on a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White card stock.

More basic rhinestones were added to the frame and background to send this card over the top with sparkle.

HSS Over the Top Christmas Card Challenge

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week.  For more over the top inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created for this week.

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Over the Top Pewter Gilded Frame Christmas Card

Size:  5.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Four the Holidays

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder, Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder, Frame Sizzix Die, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1-1/4″ square punch, Basic Rhinestones, Versamrk, Pewter Stampin’ Embossing Powder

So Charming!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments it’s all about being charmed.  So I decided to create a stamped insert for my Simply Adorned charm.  I also created a matching gift card.  Wouldn’t this set be perfect for gift! I used the Charming stamp set to create the insert and the gift card.  For the Simply Adorned charm I stamped the medallion in Poppy Parade then embossed with Iridescent Ice.  The butterfly is die cut from the Beautiful Wings Sizzlit then also heat embossed with Iridescent Ice.

For the matching gift card I stamped the script in Silver Encore then stamped the medallion in Poppy Parade.  The flower swag is stamped in Silver Encore then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice.  The charm hanging from the ribbon is stamped with the medallion in Silver Encore then also heat embossed with Iridescent Ice then die cut with the 3/4″ circle punch.  I used silver cording to attach to the ribbon.  So easy!

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Simply Adorned Charm insert and gift card

Size: charm insert 1″ x 1-1/4″

Stamps:  Charming

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy

Ink:  Poppy Parade, Silver Encore, Versamark

Accessories:  Simply Adorned silver chain, Simply adorned charm 1″ x1-1/4″, Basic Rhinestone, Beautiful Wings Sizzlit die, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Technique: Die cutting, stamping, heat embossing

Charm Gift Card

Size: 3″ x 3″

Stamps:  Charming

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Silver

Ink:  Poppy Parade, Silver Encore

Accessories:  3/16″ Corner punch, 3/4″ circle punch, 1/16″ Circle punch, Basic Rhinestone, retired Silver cording, non-SU silver ribbon

Technique: Die cutting, stamping, heat embossing

Clean and Simple

Clean and simple is not easy.  It’s difficult to create a card where you have just enough and not too much.  My card is mostly white except for the butterfly and sentiment.  Dimension is created with layers and texture.  It came together very quickly once I decided to use the Floral Fest stamp set.  I stamped the flower image two times with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The outer layer is punched with the Large Scallop punch and the next flower layer is hand cut with paper snips.  LOVE the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It adds so much without being too glitzy.  Click the image to enlarge and see the Iridescent Ice sparkle.  Here’s a sneak peak of one of the new In Colors Island Indigo.  The butterfly and sentiment are stamped in this new In Color.  The punch used for the sentiment is the Decorative Label punch.  Click here to see how to punch.

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I created this card for The Paper Players’ challenge.

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Clean and Simple Card

Size: 5.50″ h x 3.50″ w

Stamps:  Floral Fest, Short & Sweet

Paper: Whisper White Card Stock, Vellum

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Versamark

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Iridescent Ice Stampin Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch, Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals

Technique: Die cutting, stamping, heat and dry emboss

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