Bargello Christmas Tree

ADDED WED 23RD: WOO! HOO! ANOTHER HAPPY DANCE … BECAUSE I WAS CHOSEN AS AN ‘ARTIST PICK’ OVER AT HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS FOR  THIS CARD. I AM SO THRILLED AND THANKFUL! 

Hi there bloggies!

Well … after catching up on my bookwork this morning … I was determined to do some stamping. After all … it has been nearly 2 weeks since I have picked up a stamp. Feeling a little rusty … I went browsing for a challenge to get me inspired … and I found this one over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. The challenge was to use the Bargello Technique on your card. I was excited to find an idea popped into my head … straight away!

If you would like to learn this Bargello Technique … Splitcoaststampers has a fab tutorial. This would probably be a little more effective if I had cut the strips so they didn’t look like squares … but I am kinda tickled with the result. Yes! I have some of the new glimmer paper … my friend Madeline from INK4U! sent me some 4″ samples! How kind! Did you notice the RED rhinestone jewel on the star??? My stamping buddy, Jenny, gave us a super hint on Monday. You can colour the clear Rhinestone Jewels with permanent markers! How fabulous! 😀

So … Gav has just arrived home with a big pile of new patient requests … just when I thought I was on top of things! Now that I have picked up my stamps … though … I am keen to do some more! I wonder what will win??? Work … Stamps???? 😉 😀  Hugs xx

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11 Comments

  1. This looks great Andrea, very effective, love the sparkly bits
    – Hi Karen! So nice to see you! Thanks for the sweet comment. Hugs xx

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  2. Sandra says:

    This technique looks fantastic Andrea!
    – Thanks Sandra! Popped by your blog today … you must be still snowed under. I do hope life eases for you soon! Hugs xx

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  3. Helen H says:

    What a fun concept! Love your glimmery tree Andrea! 🙂
    – Hi Helen! Thanks for popping by! So nice to have your lovely comments! Hugs xx

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  4. Dawn says:

    oh this is AWESOME!! The squares make it look like a little tree made out of presents, so cute! Such a genius take on the challenge…Thanks for playing this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! 🙂
    – Hi Dawn! Thanks for your lovely comment! It was so nice to have you pop by! Hugs xx

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  5. Fabulous idea! So creative! I love that your little squares look like gifts! A very merry card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
    – Thanks Genevieve for the lovely encouragement! Hugs xx

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  6. Robbie says:

    Very clever use of the technique! Love the look of your tree. Thanks for taking the time to play with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
    – Hi Robbie! It is always nice to experiment with new techniques! Thanks for a great challenge! Hugs xx

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  7. Wow, what a pretty Christmas tree. I love the way you incorporated the bargello into this card. I bet it really sparkles in person with all that glimmer paper. I love that stuff!!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
    – Thanks Krista! Yes! It is very pretty & sparkly IRL! I love the glimmer paper too! Hugs xx

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  8. Lynda says:

    This ROCKS (again) Andrea. I am a bit behind in my commenting (sorry) I have been on crutches this past week and also snuck a couple of other things in (long story). I so an in love with this idea. You are never short of sharing inspiration darl’n. ooxx
    – Well my friend … I am NOT HAPPY to hear you have been misbehaving again. Long stories always welcome!!! 😉 I hope things will be looking up soon. No apologies needed! Hugs xx

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  9. Denise M. says:

    That is SUCH an awesome design!!…especially with the glimmer paper. Love it, Andrea!
    – Gotta love that glimmer paper! Hugs xx

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  10. Mindy Backes says:

    I absolutely love this! How creative are you!!!! Such a great idea for bargello! I love all the sparkle too! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
    – Such a sweet comment, Mindy! Thanks so much! Hugs xx

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  11. Kim S says:

    Congrats again!!

    I can’t believe how many amazing cards that I have missed by not having time to browse your blog!! This is gorgeous! I’m not thinking that I will CASing though. Everything that I made, I create in fours so three of them can go up to the church. I would go bonkers punching and then glueing all of those squares – not to mention the little flowers.
    <em> – Oh Kim … you have to try this technique … it is actually quite a quick process … and you can make the strips of colour in bulk for 4 cards really easily! Check out the tutorial … it will show you how simple & QUICK & EASY this process is! Hugs xx

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