April 17, 2012

Tuesday Tips or Techniques-Brick Wall!

Oh do I love my "Simply Scored Scoring Tool" and oh do I love all the different uses. I am going to prove that to you today by showing you a background I created for my card by using this great tool. I used a piece of "Whisper White Cardstock" and created a brick wall:

Here's what you need:
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5.5" x 4.25"

Step 1:

Place your cardstock piece on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool so that the longest side rests vertically as shown. Using your Simply Scored Stylus, score vertically at each 1/2" mark:

Step 2:

Turn your cardstock  piece 180 degrees and score between the first two scored rows created in Step 1 at each 1" mark (1", 2", 3", etc).

Continue to the 2nd row and this time start at the 1/2" mark and move over 1" (1/2", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", etc).

Keep scoring each individual row by alternating the starting point until your cardstock piece is completed:

I then used my "Paper Snips" and cut portions of the bricks completely out to resemble missing bricks. I then trimmed my cardstock piece to measure 5 1/4" x 4". My next step was to use "Sponge Daubers" and sponge "Early Espresso Ink" along all of the outside edges. I also smudged some on the front. I then added "Cajun Craze" here and there to add more color. For my final step I sprayed the cardstock piece with "Log Cabin Smooch Spritz" to give it some splatters.

The flower is created with the "Blossom Petals Punch". It only took 9 petals, curling all the ends with a "Bone Folder" and then gluing them to a "Stampin' Dimensional" sitting in the center. Add a "Designer Button" tied with "Baker's Twine" and glued in place with "Mini Glue Dots"!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
  • Inks: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
  • Stamps: Sweetly Said
  • Accessories: Baker's Twine, Designer Buttons, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Little Leaves Die, Blossom Petals Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

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  1. Too cool! Definitely going to try this.

  2. Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial on making the brick wall.....I'm definitely going to try it.

  3. WOW, wow and wow - you are amazing! This is fabulous - may have to give it a try!!!! TFS!!!

  4. Love how this turned out Debbie!! Beautiful!

  5. I just love this! I am definitely going to try!! TFS!

  6. Thanks for sharing. This is a beautiful card. Love the idea of the brick wall. Thanks again for a great idea!!

  7. Debbie, where do you come up with these ideas?! Love this and most definitely will be trying this out! TFS!! Gorgeous card!

  8. This is gorgeous ,I love the way it looks.
    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Really cool - and thanks for the great tutorial!

  10. Beautiful card - the "brick wall", the gorgeous flower, the colors. Love it.

  11. Very nice Debbie! I will have to try this one :)
    Thank you for sharing! Your card is beautiful!

  12. absolutely fantastic!!! so very clever

  13. Another WOW! I love this idea. Thanks Debbie.

    Ter ;)

  14. I am so glad I found this site! You are an inspiring lady!!


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