Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Making A Brick Wall

Many have asked me about making the top for the brick wall on my card. There are several steps but it is very easy. I used a light gray card stock. I stamped the brick wall using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (my favorite).

I decided how big I wanted the brick wall and trimmed my paper to that size. I cut mine 2½ inches tall and 3¾ inches wide. I then sponged on some Memento London Fog ink to darken the brick a little.
Now for the top. Cut a stripe of the gary card stock 3/4 inch wide. Score down the length of card stock at 3/8 inch. I used my score buddy because it has the small increments. Fold in half with the ridge side on the outside.
Now you have to decide how much you want your top to hang over the edge of the brick. In my sample here I allowed for 1/8 inch on each side. Next you want to trim the ends. I used my quilting ruler to trim each end at a 45 degree angle. (You only trim half the width of the stripe.)
Now sponge on some black ink to create the illusion of a shadow—darker on the back edge and lighter towards the center of the strip. Now attach the top to the brick wall and finish your card.

I would love to hear how yours turns out.

1 comment:

  1. I believe the French call this Trompe loiel or something like that. You made it look so real!