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Good evening, Friends!

As I write this, my eyelids are drooping.   It has been a long long day.   My studio looks as if a whirling dervish went through it.   For the last few days I have been on a tear to get samples done for one of my design teams that is going to CHA next week.  It seems that every time I sat down to work on something an urgent matter would crop up elsewhere.

From the moment I agreed to take on the Technique Challenge on SCS, I have been compiling a list of techniques to try.   The one I picked for today (brick wall ~ by Birgit aka Biggan on SCS) looked easy enough.   Birgit wrote a fantastic tutorial on the technique and even did a video.    I still had issues.   I think, mainly, because my mojo is worn out!My issues came when I was trying to line up the ”bricks”.    On the third try, I got it right!   It’s still slightly off, but I don’t care! LOL

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What I ended up doing was, I cut a piece of cardstock about 2/3rds of the size of my image and I lined that with redline tape.   Then as I cut the pieces, I squared them up against the bottom edge of the cardstock  piece.   It worked pretty well.   The only thing was, there were little ”cracks” between my pieces.   I covered my entire image in black embossing powder and shook everything off.   The embossing powder stuck in the cracks like grout.   Then I heat set it.

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Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Artful Inkables’ Wedding Silhouettes

Colors: PTI White, Basic Black, designer paper

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx

Accessories: Ribbon, charm, hole punch, swiss dots embossing folder, ruler, sharpie, sticky tape, eyelet border punch.

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Oh, one last thing.   Do you ever feel like you are stuck using the same tools/accessories on cards?   I am stuck in a rut with the eyelet border punch.   Someone please come take it away!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you will hop over to the Challenge forums on SCS and join us for this technique challenge!

Hugs,

Holly

4 Responses to “~ Just Another Brick in the Wall ~”

  1. on 17 Jan 2010 at 22:59Marisa

    Eyelet border punch for your, Swiss Dots EF for me LOL! Lovely image you have on the card and I love the inset charm. Hear you being worn out, with all those Verve challenges last week, I had to take a few days off LOL! Hope you get a good night’s sleep tonite.

  2. on 18 Jan 2010 at 03:21farida

    elegant card :)

  3. on 21 Jan 2010 at 14:03Debi

    Holly this is beautiful. I really love how you framed the charm!

  4. on 08 Nov 2012 at 01:31Ugg Boot Sale

    Thank you for sharing, I like it

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