A big thank you to Di for inviting me to be her Guest Designer at the fabulous Snippets Challenge - I love this challenge as it's a way of trying to keep my snippets mountain under control! Amongst my many snippets I always seem to have a lot of thin strips so I've used some of these for the bargello background on my card.
I'm entering Crafty Friends 'Christmas' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.
Card blank: 7" x 7" cream matt
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Ovals Large' & 'Lacey Ovals'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Other: White printer paper
Snippets: Lili of the Valley 'Woodland Wishes' Paper, cerise mirri and cream matt card
I trimmed eight different paper strips to 2cm width and glued them across a piece of white printer paper, ensuring the edges of the papers touched. I then cut strips of various widths and laid them onto the table until I was happy with the 'V' patter. I then glued them onto another piece of white printer paper. I trimmed the finished design into a square before layering it onto a slightly larger snippet of cerise mirri card and attaching it to the centre of the card. If you've never tried the bargello technique, there's a good tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.
I die cut and embossed a cream oval and die cut 'Happy Christmas' from the centre. This was layered onto a die cut and embossed Lacey Oval. I then die cut 'Happy Christmas' from cerise mirri and inlaid it. To ensure it was nice and flat I put a piece of white paper on top of the panel and ran it through my Cuttlebug again. The finished panel was attached to the centre of the card with foam tape.