One paper, two cards: tutorial technique

Hello everyone! hope you are having a great week so far, mine is very very busy with my thesis but I want to spend the last drop of energy I have today thinking about beautifully-spent crating time ☺

¡Hola! espero que la semana este siendo bondadosa con ustedes ☺ la mía no tanto porque tengo mucho trabajo con mi tesis pero me guardo siempre la ultima gota de energía diaria para relajar el cerebro con este momento dedicado a las manualidades.

Beware! today is a picture heavy post because I´m showing you a tutorial.

Avisad@s quedan tod@s que este va a ser un post con muchas imágenes, tengo un tutorial preparado para ustedes.

I find this technique very interesting when you have a patterned paper that is very busy, colorful or difficult to combine with other papers. It´s called Bargello technique and I learned somewhere on the internet years ago.

Esta técnica que hoy les muestro me parece interesante cuando tenemos un papel con un diseño muy denso, de muchos colores o dificil de combinar con otros papeles. 
Se llama Bargello y la aprendí hace unos años en algun lugar de este paraiso bloguero. 

Here there are the two cards I made with the same paper and the same technique, with some slight differences I´ll explain you in more detail below.

Aquí les muestro las dos tarjetas que hice usando el mismo papel y la misma técnica con algunas pequeñas modificaciones que les explico en detalle mas abajo

Lets start! First, take your blank card and the patterned paper with a stripped design (this technique work better with stripped patterned papers)

¡Empecemos! primero tomamos nuestra tarjeta en blanco y nuestro papel con diseño (esta técnica funciona mejor con papeles de diseño con líneas)

take your trimmer and cut stripes perpendicular to the design, mine are of 1 cm wide

ahora cortamos el papel en tiras de 1 cm de ancho de manera perpendicular a las líneas del diseño. Este paso es muy fácil si tenemos una cizalla, pero si no, con paciencia igual se puede ☺

here you have all the paper strips (you can cut them in stripes of different widths too)

así queda todo el papel cortado en tiras iguales (podemos cortar las tiras de diferentes anchos también)

I wanted my design to be smaller than the front of the card, so I used a simple backing paper (printer paper) where to arrange my design before placing it onto the card

para la primer tarjeta queria que mi papel de diseño fuera mas pequeño que el frente de la tarjeta. Entonces, tomamos un trozo de papel blanco (simple, de fotocopiadora o impesora) en donde poder formar el nuevo diseño antes de pegarlo a la tarjeta, este será nuesto papel base

cover your backing paper with double sided tape

lo cubrimos con cinta adhesiva de doble cara

and start placing the strips along the long edge of the backing paper. Repeat the following pattern: place the second strip displaced to the right, the third strip in the same position as your first, the fourth strip in the same position of the second, and so on until you complete the width of your backing paper. You will end up with a zig-zag like pattern.

y empezamos a formar nuestro nuevo patrón: colocamos la primer tira pegándola al borde del lado mas largo del papel base. Pegamos la segunda tira desplazada un poco hacia a la derecha sobre la primera, colocamos la tercera tira en la misma posicion que la primera y la cuarta en la misma posicion que la segunda, y asi hasta cubrir por completo el papel base. De esta manera conseguimos un patrón en zig-zag.

Trim the excess paper,

Cortamos el exceso,

round the corners,

redondeamos los bordes (paso completamente opcional),

and place it on your card (I make it uneven on purpose). Add a faux stitch around it with a black gel pen. I nedded a piece of twine and two stamped images (Snapshots from MME).

y lo colocamos sobre la tarjeta (lo coloqué desplazado sobre el lado izquierdo de la tarjeta a propósito). Dibujamos una línea de trazos todo alrededor con boli de gel negro, y completamos los materiales necesarios con un trozo de fibra de yute y dos imágenes estampadas (Snapshots de MME).

Arrange your elements to your taste, and here you have the final pretty card!

Acomodamos los ementos a nuestro gusto y ¡listo! ya tenemos la primer tarjeta hecha

Lets do the second one! this is a little bit different because I´m not using a backing paper. Instead I´m placing the strips directly onto the front of the card base. Take your double sided tape and place it slanted across your card (I used 2 strips of 1 in double sided tape)

Hagamos ahora la segunda: como les dije, vamos a usar la misma técnica pero con una pequeña variación. En vez del papel base vamos a unir las tiras que cortamos directamente a la tarjeta. Para eso colocamos la cinta adhesiva de doble cara en diagonal sobre el frente de nuestra tarjeta (yo use dos tiras de 2.5 cm de ancho ¡no hace falta medir nada!)

as with the previous card, start placing the strip in a zig-zag way until you finish covering the tape

de la misma manera que hicimos la tarjeta anterior, vamos colocando las tiras de papel formando un zig-zag hasta cubrir por completo la cinta adhesiva

trim the excess, stamp the sentiment and place some nice elements, like a punched star, some star shaped sequins and black rhinestones

recortamos el exceso, estampamos el deseo y colocamos algunos elementos bonitos para decorarla: una estrella troquelada, unas lentejuelas con forma de estrella y unas piedritas de strass negras

and here you have the second card using the same paper and the same technique with a completly different result!

¡y aquí tenemos nuestra tarjeta terminada en todo su espelendor! en la que usamos el mismo papel y la misma técnica con un resultado completamente distinto

Hope you can use this tutorial and try to make use of your scraps ☺
Thank you for stopping by!

Espero les haya servido este tutorial e intenten usar esta técnica para ir bajando la altura de la pila de recortes de papel ☺
¡Muchas gracias por la visita!

I´m showing my first card at:
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #24: happy and bright
Artistic inspirations challenge #79: anything goes masculine
Divas by designs: rubber stamps only
Fab´n´funky challenge #204: spots or stripes
The crafty bloggers network: all about boys

and my second one at:
Cardz for guyz challenge #6: clean and simple
Crafty creations challenge #257: keep it simple
Lawnscaping challenge #76: dust ´em off


Cindy Groh said...

Great tutorial. I'm pinning it so I can refer to it later. Nice work.

Loopylou. said...

wow! what an awesome technique! and the papers are so zingy! love the frame and glasses stamp!!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the Divas by design challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

Julie B said...

What a wonderful project and so informative. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz this time around. Hope to see you again. :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design, love the happy bright colour tones, just what we need on these gloomy weather day's we have been having, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next week's challenge.....
Suzy B~Owner Fan-Tatic Tuesday Challenge

Crafty Judith said...

Hi great colours and tutorial hun - thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - have a great day x

Stef H said...

these are gorgeous and colorful. i admire your PATIENCE more!!!! i have little, if any patience, which is why i stay clean and simple - LOL.

best of luck on your thesis!

hugs :)

Mitzi said...

Hi Ileana, I love colorful things, and your cards are fabulous!

MA-MI said...

Thanks for the technique. Simple and great effect. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations. Hugs, Maja

lostinpaper said...

So very very clever, thanks for the tutorial, you have really given this paper the 'WOW' factor!

Pat K said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing this great technique and for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous simple technique with a great result love the bright papers especially the card with the papers on the slant -thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Kimbo said...

A great technique and you've used it so well on both cards. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

Sari / Granne said...

Thank you for the tutorial, looks so fun and good that I will try too. Like how you cards game up, prilliant. Thank you for sharing your card in Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

Cazro said...

i love this technique, thanks for the detailed tutorial. A super bright CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Beccy said...

This is a lovely card - great paper choices - thanks for joining us at FabnFunky

Beccy x

Mary said...

Both of these cards are amazing! Love this technique and your color choices are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon!

Ciska said...

I love your funky ideas, they work really well! Thank you for playing along with us at Fab 'n Funky this week, hope to see you back really soon!

Marlene Atkinson said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at CBN Challenge. Marlene DT

Unknown said...

love the designs created well done you , thank you for joining us over on divas by designs x