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.
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.
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Darkroom Door products:Stamps: Brick Wall Background, French Script Background, Doors Set,Paper products: New York Photochips, Prague Montage, Prague Vol. 2 Wordstrips,Other products:Surfaces: Ranger manila cardstock; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core and colour-core cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Resist paperEmbossing folder: Sizzix: Postcard & Sheet MusicInk: Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot; Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; VersamarkEmbossing powder: Ranger: Cement Embossing Antiquities, Clear, SilverPaint: Faber-Castell Gelato: Lemon, Mango Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Elements Tissue Tape; twine