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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Our home is in France. It's an old Normandy farmhouse with a lot of water damage. Where the main ceiling beams/floor supports for next floor were rotting, the guys built brick supports. I haven't known what to do with them. I *know* this is a card, but thanks to you I now have a direction for how to use those unsightly brick columns smile Got any ideas for cinder blocks? LOL
susan aka suslyn  |  Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 12:52 AM
Wow, this is really neat! Where in the world do you come up with these ideas?! Thanks so much!
StampinCatMom  |  Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 10:13 AM
Jane  |  Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 11:35 AM
Love this technique. Very cute! Thank you for the video too.
Connie Kahl  |  Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial/video.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.


Nancy Ward
Nancy Ward  |  Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 1:56 PM
I love the look of this technique and will have to have a go :o)
Jackie Watts  |  Sun Feb 28, 2010 at 7:11 AM
I use a rotary cutter and cutting template that is made for quilting to cut the paper (no need to line with pencil). The result comes out much cleaner!
Marybeth  |  Wed Mar 3, 2010 at 10:52 AM
This is very beautiful - but I'm afraid I'd have a lot of trouble with it.
Adhering the bricks in a straight line & equally spaced from one another would be impossible for me! (I can't draw/cut a straight line to save my soul!)
Nicole  |  Wed Mar 3, 2010 at 4:51 PM
Hi, I tried to view the brick gallery and it said I do not have authrization. I get the newsletter, is there a paid membership as well? Joan
Joan Bravo  |  Thu Mar 4, 2010 at 8:17 PM
This is just a wonderful technique, what a cute thing!! Thanx!!
Darlene  |  Sat Mar 13, 2010 at 1:44 PM
Must learn this ! Can't wait to use this technique. TFS. Instructions so easy to follow, thank you .
Shirley-Anne  |  Sun Mar 14, 2010 at 8:13 PM
Gonna have to try this one. Been looking for techniques for my class every month and this may be it. THANKS A BUNCH!!!
Brenda  |  Sat Apr 3, 2010 at 10:47 AM
This is great! Can't wait to try it! Thanks!
Susan  |  Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM're a genius!
Viv  |  Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 5:29 AM
superbe cette idee je vais faire mes cartesde voeux avec cette technique
marie  |  Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 4:43 AM
what size do i cut my cardstock
Julia Baker  |  Wed Feb 9, 2011 at 6:15 PM
I loved the first of your work that I found. It is the TLC Combining TLC's challenge. I have followed everything of yours that I see. 'Brick wall' is a winner.
Minnie K  |  Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM
Thank you very much for the brick wall tutorial
Julia  |  Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 9:27 AM
Love this tutorial! Just wonder where you bought the stamp that are showing in the pictures, not the video. I absolutley love it!
Sophia Rosenkvist  |  Tue Dec 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Great idea for a brick wall! Amazing how wonderful techniques last throughout the years. Thank you!
Elaine Lisle  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 7:25 AM

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