Thursday, April 21, 2011

TECHINQUE THURSDAY, Brick Wall Technique...

Today I have another Technique Thursday technique to share with you.  This time up it is the Brick Wall technique.  It is an easy technique, but it is a little time-consuming since you have to color distress each brick.  It's a nice, fun technique though.  I especially like it with Asian themed stamps, although I opted to try it with Just Believe this time out.  Try your hand at it today!

  • Stamp Sets – Just Believe (W #116948 $33.95, C #120453 $25.95), Wonderfully Worn (#118533, $17.95)
  • Card Stock – Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
  • Ink – Sahara Sand Classic, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers
  • Ribbon – Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly (#119265, $8.95)
  • Punches – Decorative Label (#120907, $16.95)
  • Accessories – Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)
  • Tools – Paper Trimmer, Stampin Sponges

  1. Stamp image on patterned paper or neutral card stock.
  2. Stamp again, slightly beside the first image in VersaMark ink to add some depth. Pour black embossing powder over the image and heat emboss. Allow to cool.
  3. Use a ruler and pencil to draw horizontal lines every 1/2". Or just cut into horizontal 1/2” strips with paper trimmer.
  4. Draw (or cut) vertical lines every 1" between the horizontal lines, offsetting them 1/2" every other line to create your bricks.
  5. If you drew the lines, cut card stock into strips along horizontal lines beginning at the bottom. Cut each strip along the vertical lines being careful to lay the bricks in their pattern as you go along.
  6. Sponge all edges of each brick with neutral ink (Sahara Sand).
  7. Adhere the bricks one by one, placing them on the cardstock with small spaces between to build a wall of bricks.


  1. Thank you so much for telling us how to rebuild this fabulous wall. It has so many opportunities to be used...we could grafitti one with a heart and our loved ones intials...vine plants...plants on top of walls in pots...with Flower Soft perhaps...the possibilities are endless.

    I love how your card came out...and I am SO very glad that you told us what colors you used. I really couldn't tell...and they are beautiful.

    My one question is this: Did you mask the wall and stamp the flowers...or did you just stamp the plants over the finished wall? Let me try it this way...How did you get the flowering plants onto the wall? Will you please write me either at SCS I am "Traci S." without the "". Or email me

    I would really appreciate it. Thank you. God Bless!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  2. thank you so VERY much for sharing this with other SU demos for free. There's another demo out there who is charging. I applaude you for blessing me.


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