Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tulip with Borgello

     I saw this background technique in a Papercraft Essentials Magazine (Issue 141). I am including my own attempt at a tutorial for this at the bottom of this blog entry.      
     In order to color this tulip with Copics, I used the flicking technique. It seems so much easier for me than the blending. In the end I guess there is a certain amount of blending that occurs with this method, but it isn't quite as smooth. 


Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Gina K - Parisian Garden
     Card Stock: Gina K - Wild Wisteria 
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Dies: Quik Kutz - Nesting Dolly Ovals
     Sihouette Oval
     Stamps: Gina K - Elegant Flowers 2
                                  Fabulous Flowers (inside of card & envelope)
     Copics: V000, 0, 01, 04, 05, 06. YG 91, 93, 95.
     Embellies: Ribbon

Challenges


Curtain Call - Tulips - Inspiration Photo - #5 - April 30
Delicious Doodles Challenges - Ribbon & Flowers - #17 - April 30
Get Creative Challenges - Flowers & Lace - #9 - April 30
Stamp TV MIUM - Flowers - *

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch # 399 - #1 - Favorite


A Short Borgello Background Tutorial

1. Chose several sheets of patterned paper. This paper is Gina K's Softly Spring.

 2. Cut each sheet of patterned paper into strips. I cut 4 from each sheet 1/2 inch wide.

 3. Glue the strips tightly adjacent to each other on a very thin card stock. It is important to use thin card stock, because at this point you are cutting through 2 layers on your trimmer. After step #5 you will be trimming 3 layers. Hint: Make sure you thoroughly apply the glue to each strip. Every corner; every bit has to be adhered to the card stock.

 4. Turn the strips a quarter turn. Cut strips once again. I cut at 1/2 inch wide.

 5. Glue the strips tightly adjacent to each other once again on a very thin card stock. This time stagger the strips. For this card I glued the stips at 1/4 inch intervals. Hint: Same note of caution: make sure you thoroughly apply the glue to each strip. Every corner; every bit has to be adhered to the card stock.

6. Now you are ready to use this background as you please. You may choose to trim it to use for a mat. You may also use it in your die cut machine to cut any shape you wish. This is when it is most important to have everything glued down to the very edges.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial! I have never seen this technique. You did a terrific job!!!!

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  2. Super card. Thanks for the great tutorial. I haven't done this technique. Thanks for including the Copics you used.

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  3. Amazing, using a quilt design on a card. Easily 2 of my favorite crafts. Brilliant!!

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  4. Very pretty take on the inspiration photo!

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  5. Your tutorial is excellent and I do love the papers you picked. You used it in a lovely fashion by die cutting and then adding the strips! I know this technique is a lot of work, but worth it for your great card.

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  6. Gorgeous card both inside and out! I love the BG you created!! Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  7. Lovely image and beautiful background. Thank you so much for sharing this with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  8. Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx
    http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

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