Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Have you seen the 6 x 6 Brick Wall embossing folder by Stampin' Up!?

Here it is!  I love the fact that because of it's size you can use it in portrait or landscape mode.  Click here to buy your own brick embossing folder or any of the supplies used to make these cards.

This is a single layer card.
 Using the side with the Sizzix name on it, I inked the raised areas of the embossing folder with Early Espresso ink. I ran the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" portion of an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Crumb Cake card stock through the Big shot.  Basically, the front of the card leaving the back of it outside the folder.  Some of the ink is on parts of the brick that I did not expect it to be so I sponged with Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight ink to distress all the bricks.  The Mossy Meadow ferns are from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, on page 124 of the Annual Catalog.  You can view the catalog on this site.  It is in the column on the right side, near the top.

The 3-step butterfly is the smaller butterfly trio from the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  See the bundle here.  The 12 piece photopolymer stamp set is also sold alone.

I stamped the solid with Daffodil Delight ink, which I had stamped off, onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  The second layer is Daffodil Delight full strength.  The details of the third layer are done with Cajun Craze ink.  The body of the butterfly is stamped with Early Espresso.  I used the Butterfly Thinlits with the Big Shot to cut it out.  The butterfly is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I made the card on the right to practice water coloring with glycerin.  I will do my next post on the glycerin water coloring technique.  But for now, I wanted to use the Brick Wall embossing folder again, so I added the Early Espresso ink to the embossing folder as I explained above and embossed a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  This time I did not worry about the unplanned ink on the brick because I knew I would cover most of the brick with the painted design.

You can see the difference the sponging on the bricks above makes versus no added color.

Sweetbriar Rose is a single stamp seen on page 115 of the Annual Catalog.  I stamped it with Memento ink on a 2 7/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock to see how well the card stock and ink would work with water coloring.  I let it dry thoroughly before painting, but the black ink bled some resulting in a "muddy" Pink Pirouette flower.  The Old Olive leaves hides any bleeding.  The flower centers are done with Daffodil Delight.  To hide the slight bleeding, I used Dazzling Details on the stamens.

The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  I stamped a scrap of Whisper White card stock with Melon Mambo and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly punch as seen on page 166 of the Annual Catalog or here.   I stamped the same butterfly with Pink Pirouette on the Whisper White card stock before adding the Melon Mambo butterfly with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The antennae are stamped with Early Espresso ink.

The card base is an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Pink Pirouette card stock scored at 4 1/4" .

I hope you enjoyed the brick wall embossing folder cards and will come back in a few days to see the cards I made using the water coloring with glycerin technique.

Thank you for stopping by.  Here are the Stampin' Up! products I used to make these cards.
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