Sunday, 18 April 2021

Snippets Challenge #401

 There is a guest designer this time in the Playground - none other than the lovely Mrs A of Butterfly Challenge fame.  Well worth checking out her blog to see the tutorial explaining how she made her pretty card and to see the great prize on offer for a lucky winner.  It so happens that I've also used lots of snippets for my background this time - coincidence really and I can't  claim credit for the idea because I saw Julia Watts demonstrating something similar on The Craftstore channel and thought it would be just right for a Snippets challenge card.  I've cut a selection of squares from some of my snippets and arranged them Bargello style onto a piece of paper and glued them down before over stamping with several different stamps to make an interesting background effect..  I didn't really want to cover up too much of this background so simply added a couple of label shapes with a greeting.  This was a fun technique and one which I may well repeat in the hopes that my snippets mountain might diminish, although I imagine that is a vain hope 😀.  

If you've not heard of Bargello it is a patchwork technique where strips of fabric are stitched together before being cut into further strips and reassembled to form interesting pattern effects - lots of information to be found on the internet.

Stamps used - various freebies which came with a Phill Martin magazine some time ago
Sentiment - another freebie stamp from a magazine gift, again from a while back
Labels - Stitched so Sweetly dies Stampin' Up


  1. I have used this in patchwork but never thought to apply to making a card front up.I like those colours you have used and the rose stamps. I don't think we are ever going to win the war against snippet pile ups but it is fun trying. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Something new I’ve learned today! An interesting technique, and very effective with the stamping bringing it all together, lovely card xxx

  3. What a pretty card Val! Great patchworking with those lovely papers!

  4. Very effective card Val and it actually looks like patchwork like your colour combinations


  5. Such a beautiful card Val, I love the way you've made that background and the simple Happy Birthday shows it off perfectly.

    Sue xx

  6. Simply gorgeous Val. Fantastic snippets card. xxx

  7. Great use of snippets, those pesky things that keep on multiplying, as well as the fun bargello technique.I tried that eight years go and then promptly forgot what fun it was - thanks for the reminder. Love how you did the background bargello then stamped over it - so pretty Val!


    Di xx

  8. Hi Val

    A fantastic design for using up your snippets.

    Loving the colours and your choice of stamps.

    Love Jules xx

  9. A great effect, the colours are lovely. Nice dies too :-)