For September, I used the Sweater Weather designer series paper to demonstrate the Bargello Technique. I've seen this technique for a while and wanted to do it, so here we go! First the card...
Positively Chevron (background stamp)
Supplies / Tools:
Autumn Accents Bigz Die
Ovals Collection Framelits
2 Way Glue Pen or Snail
Here is the Technique Journal page my Stamp Night regulars made for their book with the directions:
You can make your pattern and copy paper a little bigger to accommodate another strip of the paper you started with if you want to make it more "perfect" and use it for a full background (in this case another orange strip on the right or another plaid on the left). Also, you want your contrasting, darker pieces in the middle in lieu of the edges since they add some punch to the look when you start staggering your cuts.
Make sure to use plenty of glue, tape, or Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for maximum adhesive coverage since after you cut, there will be little bits of paper on edges. Cut in other direction and stagger on another copy paper per journal instructions above. Here's what the staggered strips looked like after the framelit and the punched piece came out (left behind by one of my class attendees...mine was cut up too much from punching extra samples out).
I did a wave pattern on the card. You can also zig-zag or do a pyramid...just experiment with it to see what you like.