Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hello Friend!!

Happy Wednesday, and happy Ash Wednesday to all my Catholic friends :) I hope you are having a great week!! It's my turn to post at Getting Cricky and I have a friendship card to share with you today.


In my new year's resolution quest to learn new techniques, I came across THIS one from my sweet and amazingly talented friend Beate of Fresh and Fun. I love the look of bricks...stamps, stencils, embossing...and this looked so amazing, I had to try it!!


The base of the card is black cardstock from The Paper Studio. The rest of the paper is heavy weight white cardstock from Canvas Corp. The bottom white layer was cut with a Spellbinders Grand Rectangle. The nest two layers were cut with Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basics A and B sets. I popped each layer up with foam tape for dimension. The stamp is from the Tim Holtz Nature's Discovery stamp set. It was stamped first in New Sprout ink from Memento, and then Cottage Ivy. Then the paper was cut into strips to make the bricks...first 1/2 inch strips and then they were cut into 3/4 inch bricks. The cuts were staggered to give the appearance of a brick wall. The edges of the bricks and the paper were sponged with Tim Holtz Frayed Brick Distress Ink.  The ribbon is from May Arts. The sentiment tag is a Spellbinders Nested Pennant die. "Hello Friend" is from K Andrew Designs Fashionable Friends stamp set:


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56 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Happy Hump Day!

Susie

mum of two said...

Lisa, this is beautiful! I love the bricks, they look so cool! TFS :)

Michelle
Purple Monkey Moments

Nana said...

Beautiful card Lisa. Great technique for the brick. Have a great day.

Nana
♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors and how you used this technique!



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Maureen Morton said...

What lovely & artful graffiti! This is such a fun technique and thanks for turning me on to this company. A great lesson I got here today. Thanks!

Sonia said...

Hi sweet friend^_^
Stunning card,brilliant work of art^_^
I love the wall created and the foliage stamped on it,very creative my dearest^_^Fabulous details also added^_^
Have a wonderful day sweety^_^
Huge hugs,
Sonia

Indy said...

Love the illusion of the plants growing by the brick wall! Thanks for the How-To!
{hugs}
Indy

Loving My Crafts said...

This is so elegant and clever Lisa. I can see lots of work has gone into it. Great design. Thanks for adding my button! Hugs Polly x

Annette said...

Beautiful card Lisa! I like the dimension on the wall...it is a nice effect. Happy Ash Wednesday to you too!

Annette
My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Esther said...

Wow, amazing technique here, just love it!!! What a gorgeous card!!!! It really is an "Oh, wow!" card!!!!!!!!! So pretty :)
Have a beautiful day!!!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous design...love it!! Lee-Ann :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Love how unique that background wall looks, such a pretty card...
TFS Lisa - enjoy your hump day~

Pam said...

Happy Wednesday back at ya! Your card is so lovely! Great brick wall and plants! You are so talented!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Norma Gomez said...

This is such a beautiful card Lisa! The brick pattern add so much visually texture to the card. It reminds me of basket weave. Have a wonderful day my friend and thanks for the introduction to Beate! I'm off to visit her blog and hopefully make a new friend ;D

Dr Sonia S V said...

The brick effect is so beautiful Lisa
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Staying Crafty said...

This is so neat! Another very cool technique to share :)

Beckie said...

WOWZERS...so elegant. I <3 that bricking technique.

Be blessed, Beckie

Kate said...

Gorgeous as always my friend. LOVE the brick Technique you did so unique. Have a beautiful day.

Jayne said...

Loving the brick effect on this card Lisa.Fabulous as always.Have a great day.
Jayne x

Crafty Moni said...

How cool! Your card looks amazing Lisa, I really want to try this technique out now:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Sherrie K. said...

Oh wow...super cool! I am loving that the brick wall! Such a beautiful friendship card Lisa! Your bow is fabulous!
Have a great day my friend...:)

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

So amazing Lisa! I love seeing your new creations. Love the image on the brick wall. Your card looks so elegant. Happy Wednesday my friend. :) ~Tami

Līva Kalniņa said...

Very, very interesting idea! Hadn't seen anything like that - really creative!

Gwen said...

WOW!!! This is incredible! Such a great idea and it is so pretty! Truly amazing!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, i love that brick work and the bow.
Kevin xx

Tanya/Nonna said...

Truly stunning! I keep scrolling back up for another look at this gorgeous card. The bricks are fabulous and the stamp is just perfect. Your embellishments are lovely as always - beautiful!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Wow this is stunning Lisa. Everything about how this is composed is AMAZING!!

Gerda said...

This card is beautiful! I love that wall and your bow is fabulous!
Have a great week,
Gerda

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - love everything about it great job tfs!!!

Mary Ann said...

AWESOME!Love your card,It is beautiful,Love your bricks...

Mary Ann said...

OH!My the way Happy Ash Wedensday,lol...

Karen said...

wow love this so pretty putting this on my to do list.

Shelly said...

Oh how cool and beautiful! I love this look - very neat! I think I'll try it someday! I also, LOVE the stamp, so pretty Lisa!

I hope you had a GREAT day and Happy Valentine's day tomorrow :)
Shelly

Karon said...

Gorgeous card - what a fabulous technique and it is so effective. Love the stamp too:-)

Norma said...

WOW! my friend this card is absolutely GORGEOUS and stunning!! Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs,
Norma

Cindy said...

Your card looks AMAZING Lisa!GREAT job,Have a nice evening my friend!!!:)

Davi said...

Great job on the brick technique Lisa!! It is a beautiful card. Have a Happy Valentine's :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Lisa!! This is amazing. I love how you are implementing your New Years Resolution. Love the bricks and appreciate the link to the tutorial!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Bea said...

HI Lisa what a fab technique - I really will have to pay split coas stampers a visit as Beate has tutorials on there too - I will certainly give this a try.

Arlene said...

Love this card Lisa, this has to be one of my favorites of yours. Beautifully done!

Naomi Edwards said...

Hey Lisa!!!! I am dropping in to wish you a very happy Valentine's Day!!!! Lots of love and Big Fat Hugs.

Larelyn said...

Hi Lisa,
Happy Valentine's Day. Your card with your new brick technique is gorgeous. I love the way you've inked the bricks, makes them seem like a photo of a brick wall. I'm sure it was a lot of work but the effect is stunning.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Karen said...

A marvelous technique from Beate, which you brilliantly executed! The inking is perfect and truly gives it that brick appearance. I love that you used this stamp with it... delicate, yet far reaching, which is so lovely against the bricks. The gorgeous ribbon and sweet sentiment are such beautiful accompaniments to this stunning creation. Amazing work as always, my sweetest friend. I hope you're having a happy Hearts Day! (I'm trying to finish up my sweetie's little card! Ha! Of course... I'm always late.)

Sparkly hugs and blessings!

Creative M said...

Hi my friend,This is just.... WOW!
Beautiful,Elegant and Stunning!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me bloggie love.I always appreciate it!I am feeling much better and Thank you!
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day ,
M'

Debbie said...

Fantastic card, Lisa!! It looks like a vine growing up a wall!!

Sherrie K. said...

I just wanted to pop over to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Karon said...

Just wanted to pop in briefly to wish you a late in the day, Happy Valentines:-) Hugs, Karon

Diane said...

What a wonderful~gorgeous project...I LOVE your bricks....how fun.....just love seeing new techniques..and this one is amazing!!! Have a fun weekend...and don't eat too many Valentine chocolates!!

Jani Lewis said...

Great card and such a cool technique. I have never seen this done before. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Awesome card, Lisa! The bricks look really cool and I love your inking! Such a pretty bow too! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Dee Burns said...

Lisa, Amazing! I love all the techniques you used. Your card turned out fantastic. I agree new techniques are so much fun, especially if they turn out as well as yours do. Love how the Brick technique looks.
Have a great weekend!
Dee B
Crafdeecat

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous and unique design, what a fabulous idea and that bow is just stunning. I hope you have a wonderful weekend
Lindsay xx

jessica said...

Not sure how I missed this one but omg I LOVE it!!! Such a beautiful design!
You are so super talented!!!!
Awesome job!!

VanessaB said...

That turned out sooo amazing!

Cheri said...

Who would have thought that bricks could be so elegant? This is gorgeous my friend.

Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Michele from MS said...

I simply adore this brick wall look! What a great idea! I can see so many possibilities with this. The little bit of greenery is the perfect stamp for this card. You rock!

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