Thursday, May 24, 2012

Graduation Card using the Brick Technique

Thanks to Stampin' Up! demonstrator Aimee Cretsinger who was the inspiration for today's card.  It makes a great graduation card, and was easy to make using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

To my Cajun Craze cardbase, I added a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock that was first scored in random 1/4" increments, and then sponged with Cajun Craze and Early Espresso ink.  I then added more to the background by stamping images from the soon to be retired Stamp Set, Extreme Elements.  The center sentiment is from the Word Play Stamp Set, a great set that can be used for 12 different occasions.

In person you can really see the scored lines which give the illusion of brick.  To further that design, I cut out random scored pieces and the also scored the Cajun Craze pieces that show through.

The following were used:
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze #119684, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Cajun Craze #119671, Early Espresso #119670
Stamp Sets:  Extreme Elements #115181 (retiring 5/31), Word Play #120308 wood or #120651 clear
Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Stamping Sponges #101610

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