The first thing I thought of (probably like everyone else!) was the Commodore's song Brick House. At first, I was going to use one of the Bombshell girl stamps because we KNOW that they're all built like a Brick House!! :) After giving it some thought, I thought everyone would be thinking the same way, so I decided to go another route...instead, I used one of the Hot Rod sets. Here is the card that I made for this challenge:
The card base is one that I received in a blog candy. It's a textured olive green card, but I don't know who makes it. The 'bricks' were cut from another piece of patterned paper that I received in the same blog candy- it's brick red with a sort of slight mottled design to it- perfect for bricks! I cut the brick-colored paper into strips, then cut the 'bricks' 1-inch long. I attached them to a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock alternating in a brick-like pattern. The crown stamp is from Bombshell's Speed Shop hot rod stamp set. I stamped it randomly on the bricks to fill in the blank space. The hot rod and the banner are from Bombshell's King of the Road hot rod stamp set. (These sets are PERFECT for the car-loving guys in your family!) I stamped the hot rod onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it using Copic's orange marker and then used an At You Spica pen in silver glitter to color the 'chrome' on the hot rod. The car is cut out and attached using dimensionals. The banner is also stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and I did some shadowing with my Copic W-3 gray marker, cut it out and attached it on an angle to the top of the card. It looks to me like it's still missing something, however, I couldn't figure out exactly what it was missing!
The brick wall technique is lots of fun and you should give it a try. In the meantime, hop on over to the other participating Bombshell Design Team members and see what they created using this unique technique!
Ms. November - Mary G.
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