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Muddy Brick Wall

January 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Muddy Brick Wall
Even though I didn’t really feel like uploading this particular card, I have spent too much time building this brick wall not to post the results. I shouldn’t have stamped my main image with Soft Suede first (I wanted to create a shadow effect), before stamping it again with Ruby Red Craft ink and clear embossing it. The result, as you can see, is this muddy color; not quite what I had intended!

The color combination I used is this week’s challenge on SCS (Bashful Blue Suede Rubies) and the brick wall technique was Monday’s “Try a New Technique” challenge (TLC256). I cheated a little bit by using grid designer paper, which eliminated the need to draw pencil lines all over my image.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts, Riveting
Paper: Soft Suede (textured), Ruby Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Ruby Red Craft
Accessories: Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Bashful Blue 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, 1-1/4″, 1″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches, Stamping Sponge, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: fun & frolicky

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marie // Jan 21, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Vera, from “here” I think the card looks beautiful – I don’t see any muddy-looking colors 🙂 I have been wanting to do this Brick Wall technique for a while. Your card is very inspiring!!

  • 2 crystal // Jan 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

    what are you talking about?? This is GORGEOUS and I don’t see any muddy colors here!

  • 3 Pat (mspfd) // Jan 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Hi Vera! I think this is fabulous. As far as being muddy, I sure don’t think so. What a super fantastic design! Your work is always outstanding… and so is this card!

  • 4 Cheryl (shestamps) // Jan 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Wow – have was poking around your blog and love your work. Beautiful! I left a comment on this card because it is one of my favs. Terrific layout. I don’t thing is looks muddy at all.

  • 5 Kay Kalthoff // Jan 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Vera – This card takes my breath away!! It is gorgeous!! Not “muddy” . . . gorgeous!!