Brick Wall

by Birgit Edblom

Create a unique look for your main image by cutting it apart and adhering it in brick form.


  • Cardstock
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Stamp
  • Patterned Paper
  • Versamark™
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Stamp image in black ink on patterned paper.

  2. Step 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.

    If your paper is thin, you can glue it to a piece of cardstock for stability.

  3. Step 3

    Use a ruler and pencil to draw horizontal lines every 1/2".

  4. Step 4

    Draw vertical lines every 1" between the horizontal lines, offsetting them 1/2" every other line to create your bricks.

  5. When all the lines are drawn it looks like this.

  6. Step 5

    Cut along your horizontal lines and place them in order.

  7. Step 6

    Begin from the bottom and cut the first strip of paper along the vertical line.

    Adhere the bricks one by one, placing them on the cardstock with small spaces between to build a wall of bricks.

  8. Step 7

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Brick Wall. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This is super Birgit.. I am so happy to see you dong a tutorial.. Your work is amazing... Super job.
Dawn B.  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 12:50 PM
B-U-T-FUL, Birgit! Thank you for the creation! And thank you, Beate, for the tutorial. These tutorials really do help us.
Bernadette Shisler  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 1:37 PM
Thanks all of you for your comments! It´s so fun!
Rachel! I stamped the second time slightly beside the first image to add some depth or shadow.

Birgit Edblom  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 1:39 PM
What a great idea! I would suggest if you mark the horizontal and vertical lines to do so on the reverse side of the stamped piece, so no pencil marks will be visible when it's assembled.
mdislandgirl  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 2:19 PM
thanks Beate - you are amazing . . . . .
Cindy  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 2:40 PM
Absolutely stunning!!!!
Diane  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 2:54 PM
Birgit, this is so cool. Just had to try one myself. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
MariLynn  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 3:11 PM
I'm going to try this! What I really appreciate about it is that I don't have to go out and buy anything to be able to do it. Thank you.
Deana  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 3:13 PM
Yolanda posted a great comment on my blog. I thought I share it here:

"This will look great as a home décor, maybe on canvas thanks for sharing!"
beate  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 3:18 PM
Thank you Birgit for your very clear tutorial. It's a really effective technique.
Sandra K  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 3:32 PM
I love this technique! It's simple, yet the effect is very striking. Thanks, Birgit!
Becky  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM
Great tutorial. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks for all your inspiration.
cdnoption  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 4:46 PM
Love it! TFS grin
Chelle  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 5:06 PM
How classy...just love all the new ideas as I am about to run out....this will be used for my next card
Kathi  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 6:09 PM
Beate, I love watching you do the tutorials. Every time, I am impressed by how deft you are with your hands! I wish I was like that, I'd get more done...
bobbyjo  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 8:01 PM
Birgit, Thank you for sharing this brick wall. I just love it. And I will try it on my next project so I can have that WOW factor.
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 10:03 PM
wow! I have been looking for brick paper to put stamped Christmas wreath on I found it!!
Thank you
Shirley  |  Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 2:08 AM
YUMMY! I love both gals are wonderful to share all your great ideas!
pbvkt  |  Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 2:33 AM
This is such a simple and nice tutorial. The effect is amazing.
Thank you!

Smita  |  Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 3:07 AM
What a great idea, so simple and effective. Thanks so much,
Marion Bull  |  Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 4:41 AM

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