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!

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Questions and Comments

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WOW - this is gorgeous !!! I love this idea and how much impact the single stamp lends to this card. AMAZING - I can't wait to try it !
Lori  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 11:46 AM
Oh wow do I love this technique very cool.
Beth  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 11:50 AM
Wow, what an intriguing technique. I'm gonna have to try this one...after the flu leaves.
Shari  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 11:52 AM
This looks so darn cool! I can't wait to try this great technique. Wonderful inspiration, too.
Regina Davis  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM
VERY cool! Definitely going to try this one!
TruCarMa  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM
Beate your video tutorial's are great!! Makes following along so easy, especially for someone like me that is very visual. Thanks!!
Carole  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM
I love this technique. Thanks for sharing. I will definetly give this a try!
Pam B  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 12:06 PM
This is definately a WOW card!!! I will try this technique today..thanks......d
Dody Tachick  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 12:07 PM
This is such a beautiful effect!! Thanks for a wonderful tutorial!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 12:13 PM
This is a great tutorial and definitely a WOW card...thanks for sharing, I will be trying this technique as soon as I can.
Jan Hoyt  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 12:30 PM
Unique and full of possibilities! What a great idea and tutorial!
Anne  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 12:53 PM
Thanks for the idea, I am going to try it.
Lee-Ann Geldenhuys  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 1:01 PM

J'ai beaucoup aimé la vidéo de cette magnifique carte. J'espère que dès que j'aurai un peu de temps, j'essaierai de la faire.


Guips  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 1:19 PM
I have made a few cards using the brick effect but have usually made the bricks to cover the whole card front. I love how you've left bare patches as it makes the brickwork outstanding! Love it!
damamabee  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 1:21 PM
Holy Smokes, this is fabulous!! What a WOW project that can really show of a single stamp!
musicmarth  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 1:24 PM
Thank you so much - that's a really fantastic and effective technique. You demonstrate everything so clearly.
I will be trying this as soon as possible, but I think I should do some cooking & eating first!
Rosemary  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 1:26 PM
Awesome card! Cant wait to try this later today :0)
Christine  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 1:29 PM
l makes a simple design very interesting.
Love it can't wait to try it.
Tiya-B  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 2:04 PM
This is very cool. But I'm wondering why you stamp the second time with VersaMark as opposed to black again, given that you're using black EP.

Can't wait to give this a go.
Rachel  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 2:08 PM
VERY cool Beate, this one is so adaptable to any stamp set -- thanks for your faithfulness in bringing us these great tutorials time after time
Vickie  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 2:16 PM

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