For this Tuesday Technique I chose Brick Wall. I just received my Watercolor Trio stamp set and thought it would look nice on the brick wall background. You stamp your background stamp first, I used Stampin' Up!'s Sanded Background. Next stamp your main image using a "solid stamp". I chose Watercolor Trio from Stampin' Up!'s new Summer Mini 2010. Once you are done stamping, use your paper trimmer to cut 1/2" horizontal strips – keep them in order! Next using a ruler and pencil mark off 1" increments on the 1st row. On the 2nd row mark 1/2" then 1" increments for the rest of the row. Repeat row 1 & 2 until all rows are cut. TIP: Keep each row in order as you cut them, otherwise you will have a jigsaw puzzle!

Next I used the direct to paper technique to ink the edges of each "brick". Using snail I then adhered the bricks to a layer of cardstock that enhances the image. You will not use all your bricks, just chose the ones you need to complete your "wall".  This is a sneak peak of one of the 3 cards I will be teaching at my technique class tomorrow night. Enjoy!

Watercolor Trio meets Brick Wall Technique Card Stampin' Up! Summer Mini 2010 May

If you liked this technique and would like to learn how to do this technique hands on, book a workshop with me, I will be glad to show all your friends how to make this card as well.