Friday, November 18, 2011

Sparkling Simply Adorned HSSTC93

Pin It Now! The current Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge is to use the Bargello technique. This is done using strips of paper, fabric, etc and aligning them to form interesting patterns. I've been meaning to make a new insert for my Simply Adorned charm, so I used the technique on a striped paper from Holly Berry Bouquet DSP.

The stripes are trimmed at 1/8" and 1/16" wide and spaced to form a block pattern behind the glimmery snowflake. It does add interest and texture, which I like in that tiny space. Lots of sparkle!

The other side is a scrap of Cherry Cobbler embossed with Snowburst folder. I layered 'wish' from Pennant Parade with a scrap of silver Glimmer Paper. The I stamped the little girl silhouette from Welcome Christmas and punched her out by cutting the image into a strip and feeding it into the Modern Label punch, one side at a time to the size I like.

Added a Bauble and a Trinket Key, with a scrap of Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon.

I wore it today & already got compliments :) I heard my first Christmas song on the radio today too, it was Last Christmas by Wham or George Michael. LOL. Not my favorite but I was still excited!! So it begins!

Here's the info on the challenge, maybe you'd like to give it a go?

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. Goodness, not only is your charm ADORABLE but so is your blog!! Love the 'tiny' way you interpreted the Bargello technique. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

  2. Fabulous idea to use the technique for the charm. Love the snowflake over the holly berry bargello background. I also like the silhouette images on the back. So elegant. I too need to change the background on my charm and what great inspiration you've given me. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. What a great idea....the bargello looks so pretty in your charm. I love your choice of color and the glimmer paper snowflake is the perfect finish. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. OMG I love this charm! How clever to use it this way. That snowflake and the background are perfect together. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Oh how fun! It's like mini bargello, lol! This is a great idea and it turned out so pretty! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!