When I saw this technique on Lyssa Zwolanek’s blog, I had to try it! It’s just stunning what she discovered the Brick Wall embossing folder and the Hardwood background stamp can create!! I used this as the technique for my stamp club, and they fell in love with it!
Here is a little tutorial of how I modified it. I found that the Blender Pen was easier in the last step to blend Early Espresso into the mortar centers to create the shadow of the weaves.
I want to try this technique again but make it look like bamboo! It was fun to see how everyone’s card looked a little different! Such a great technique!
To make the succulents, I used the bone folder to bend the flowers back. Then I used Sweet Sugarplum and a sponge to distress the petals. TIP: I cut my sponge into 1/6 pieces. I then use a punched piece of that color cardstock and staple it to the sponge. That way I know what color it is for next time.
Let me know how your card turns out!