You may have come direct to my post or via Julia's awesome projects. You will find a link at the end of my post to move to the next blog on the Hop. If you get lost on the way, there is a complete list of participants on the CTC blog. If you are feeling inspired, you may even like to join us by leaving a link to your project in the comments of the CTC post & we will add you to the blog role. :)
I used the very basic layout of the grey & white striped Project Life card at the bottom of page 52 as the starting point to create this card:-
I was aiming for a retro industrial kind of look. :) I created the brick wall by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Brick Wall embossing folder from SU. I masked the section of the wall that I wanted to appear "painted" & used a brayer & Crumb Cake ink to get the base colour of the unmasked bricks, then added Soft Suede with a rubber stamp offcut. (I used the technique shared by Cecile here, but I stamped off my ink several times before I added it to the card to achieve a soft colour variation.) Once I was happy with the colour of the bricks, I masked off the coloured bricks & an area in between to create the two lines. I sponged them first with Soft Sky ink & then applied the Soft Sky ink pad directly to the cardstock.
I punched a star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack & sponged Marina Mist through the stencil. The finishing touch was one of the cute wooden sentiments from the Expressions Natural Elements pack:-
My inspiration for the colours used on this card came from Bronwyn's new concept "Under The Colour Tree" (at Addinkitive Designs). Bron has been providing weekly colour suggestions & is holding a linky party where you can add projects using the colours provided. I used TCT#4 (you can find all the details here):-
Next stop on the CASE-ing the Catty Hop is Liz, with her fabulous cards (simply click on the graphic):-
Thanks for stopping by. :)
All Stampin' Up!