Friday, July 12, 2013

Brick Wall Background

Hello stampers! Today I have two cards to share made with the new Darkroom Door Brick Wall Background stamp.

This is such a great and versatile stamp, I'll be using it on cards, layouts and 3-D projects. Use the whole stamp, or just a small part of it for a different effect.
Brick Wall Background - Layers of ink
On the first card, I clear embossed the Brick Wall on manila cardstock, since I wanted the cement parts between the bricks to be light coloured. The paper was inked with Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress Ink. The embossing resists the ink. I also flicked water drops on the background to create more texture.

I thought the brick background would be perfect together with some of the city paper products and here I used a gorgeous door photo from New York Photochips. For a sentiment, I stamped this great quote from the Doors set, on kraft resist paper and cut it into strips. The keys were silver embossed and distressed with Black Soot. As a cardbase I used black kraft-core cardstock, sanded around the edges.

Brick Wall Background 1 - Layers of ink
On the second card, I stamped the Brick Wall on cream paper and embossed with Ranger's Cement embossing powder, which gives a great gritty texture, similar to real cement. The paper was misted with water and I added colour with Faber-Castell Gelatos, just randomly applying them here and there. The upper edge was torn to create the look of an old worn brick wall.

I mounted a photo from Prague Montage on a piece of alcohol inked glossy cardstock that I found in my scrap box. It was stamped with the French Script stamp. The photo and wordstrips were distressed around the edges. The brick panel was mounted on orange color-core cardstock, which was first embossed in a postcard folder.

Here's a close up of the brick texture.

Thank you for looking!

Happy Stamping!


Darkroom Door products:
Stamps: Brick Wall Background, French Script Background, Doors Set,
Paper products: New York PhotochipsPrague MontagePrague Vol. 2 Wordstrips,

Other products:
Surfaces: Ranger manila cardstock; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core and color-core cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Resist paper
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Postcard & Sheet Music
Ink: Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot; Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Versamark
Embossing powder: Ranger: Cement Embossing Antiquities, Clear, Silver
Paint: Faber-Castell Gelato: Lemon, Mango
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Elements Tissue Tape; twine


  1. indeed, in the combination with these photo's/images and wallstamp give the creation a beautiful whole. fitts perfect!! great done with all that you have used.

  2. Great cards using photos on that brick background:-D

  3. Love these cards!! You did an amazing job with the Brick Wall stamp!

  4. Wonderful cards - the brick stamp gives such texture to the look. Love the Prague image too...
    Alison x


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