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 technique is so original. I can't wait to try it, I will use Autumn leaves with fall color paper since fall is just around the corner.
Yolanda R  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Love this tutorial as it opens up lots of ideas for manly cards...targets, birds, ducks, name it...maybe even cars all under-laid by bricks. Really a neat idea. Thanks for your work and sharing this with us.
Dottie Davis  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM
The brick was probably created with the brick dry embossing folder, from sizzix, then inked over it. Thats the easiest brick I know of.
KimK  |  Fri Sep 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM
This a real nice card. I have made one with bricks over the entire card, but this one I like better. Why email OSS in verse a mark after the black?
Robin RI  |  Wed Mar 4, 2015 at 7:34 AM
Miss your tutorials. You always explained things so well.
Deanna Campbell  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 11:16 AM

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