Welcome to my first Techniques on Tuesday post.
I usually hold monthly technique class in my home but with the social distancing that we find ourselves in I have decide to share a weekly card technique with you.
Brick Wall Technique
Here is my version of the technique, hope you like it.
You can use Designer Series Paper or create your own background for the Brick Wall.
To create a background
- I started with a pierce of Very Vanilla card stock cut at 8cm x 12cm.
- Using the Birch background stamp and Sahara Sand ink, I first stamp off on scrap paper to get a lighter image.
- Then I stamped over with the main image from Beautifully Braided Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink and stamped the fill-in image in Pear Pizzazz ink.
To transform the background into the brick wall.
You can draw the lines on first before you cut it up but I like to just go straight to my Paper Trimmer to cut.
- Cutting 1.5cm strip horizontally.
- Make sure you place the strips back in order to recreate your original image.
- Now cut each strip into 3cm bricks BUT remember you need to start cutting every second strip at 1.5cm so you get the offset brick pattern. AGAIN making sure you place each piece back in order.
- Optional: sponge around each brick, this will add some definition. I didn’t sponge for this card.
- The next step is to adhere the bricks to your mat piece of card, here I have used Early Espresso cut at 12.5cm x 8cm, leaving a small gap between each brick.
- You may also like to leave a few bricks off as I have done here.
- This is then matted on a piece of Mossy Meadow card cut 13cm x 8.5cm and layered on a Very Vanilla card Base.
To embellish I have tied a knotted bow with Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon and added some Gilded Gold gems.
The sentiment is from Varied Vases Stamp set.
Hope you have a go at this technique.
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