Bargello Style

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Bargello, 1a

Good morning friends.  Today I have a spin on the Bargello technique.  It is such an easy and fun technique and I hope you try it out.


Kaleidacolor ink pad


Glossy Card Stock

White Card Stock and Coloured Card Stock


Paper Cutter or Exacto Knife and Ruler

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Roll your brayer into a Kaleidoacolor ink pad ensuring adequate coverage.  I roll about ten time to make sure my brayer is good and wet.

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Starting on one side, roll brayer until the side is covered nicely, and then move the brayer over to the other side and brayer again in the same manner.

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Ink up your background.

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Cut your background into strips.

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Have your background ready.  Use good adhesive to glue your bargello strips down.  This piece of cardstock needs to be cut small enough so that the bargello hides all of the white cardstock.

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Stagger your bargello strips ensuring you butt them closer together as shown.  Notice how the white is completely covered.

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Once you are done with your paper piecing, adhere your bargello to a coloured background.  Trim any necessary edges.

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Completed cards.

Posted on : Jan 30 2015
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

6 People have left comments on this post

Jan 30, 2015 - 08:01:47
Myrna said:

Wow, this is definately gorgeous!!

Jan 31, 2015 - 03:01:26
Viv said:

Hey Beth! I have that stamp too! This is a great technique and once I have shown my brayer who’s boss, will give it a go. Beautiful end result there! xxx

Jan 31, 2015 - 09:01:35
Patti J. said:

This is beautiful, Beth! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. I think we have the same brayer!! Hugs!

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:02:42
Shelly Schmidt said:

Ohhh I love this- your technique is so cool and I love these images. Gotta CASE this!

Feb 2, 2015 - 04:02:09
Myoriah said:

This totally rocks! I love the stamps you used. Since while cleaning and organizing I found some glossy card I’m going to have to try this. 🙂 It looks like a fun technique to do.

Apr 9, 2015 - 03:04:58
Anne from France said:

Your cards are gorgeous! I am so pleased to have found your blog, so full of ideas and techniques! I am a oncein a while stamper, I just make cards for birthdays etc. So I’m not very experienced. Thank you for giving me some help!!!!

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