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:

  1. Beautiful card Lisa! Happy Hump Day!

    Susie

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

    Michelle
    Purple Monkey Moments

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

    Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

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



    --Cheryl--

    **Stop by my blog and check out the give away from Paper Nest Dolls**

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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

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

    Be blessed, Beckie

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

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

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

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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

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

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

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  25. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  32. 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

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

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

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

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

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  37. 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/

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  38. 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.

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

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

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  41. 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

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  42. 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!

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  43. 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'

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

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

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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

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  47. 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!!

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

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

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  50. 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

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

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

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

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  54. 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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