Monday, October 15, 2012

Bargello Butterfly Thanks Card

Hi Again,

Well the girls at Sunny Challenges and Creations outdid themselves with simplicity this week – thanks be to Gwen Smile It was all too easy, and the results I think are brilliant!


Nothing is ever perfect, and my layers here will vouch for that lol! However, when something isn’t perfect we cut and trim and try to make it so – leaving a lovely heap of scrappy strips of beautiful papers which, if you’re anything like me, you can’t bear to throw out.

We now have the solution ladies! The Bargello Technique! Simply take a peice of Multipurpose Adhesive paper and cover a peice of cardstock (make it the size of the feature peice you want to save supplies). Peel back the top to expose the sticky side and start sticking down your strips of patterned paper in geometric type patterns.


It makes a wonderful background to the Elegant Butterfly Die and matching stamp set – Papillon Potpourri. The Thanks is from the Kindness Matters set and it’s stamped onto some Certainly Celery cardstock that’s been cut to shape with one of the Lots of Tags Sizzlits. Bakers Twine in Lucky Limeade finishes it off.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I’m providing you with plenty of inspiration – especially where butterflies are concerned lately! I’m not done yet thought, just wait until you see my Hanging Butterfly Easel card! I did promise it back in September and it’s nearly ready to blog! So keep an eye out in the next couple of days for it, in the meantime – enjoy life!
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Vicky W

This is brilliant Vicki - what a great technique. I love the papers. The beautiful butterfly & Bakers Twineadd to yourcard, along with the lovelyclean white background. Thanks for joining us this week at Sunny Challenges & Creations

Trish and Treasure

Hi Vicki
Great use of technique!!! Hugs Trish xx

Kris McIntosh

I too hoard all my scraps but this is a fantastic way of using them. The butterfly is totally awesome as well. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Challenges this week.

Sunny Challenges & Creations

Love, love, love what you have done with the sketch Vicki! Your butterfly is gorgeous and the bakers twine finishes it all of beautfully


Lovely card Vicki


Wow! this looks great Vicki!