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Old-fashioned Brick Building – CR #169

Hello friends! Today’s card is my submission for episode #169 of Craft Roulette, which has the following parameters:

I had a lot of fun creating this card and experimenting with some styles and techniques I have not used before!

Once I die-cut the window from my card front using the Spellbinders The Sweet Shoppe cutting dies, I started by creating the brick building using Distress Oxides/Inks and the HoneyBee Stamps Perfect Brick Stencil. I also added some brown paint onto the bricks for a more “old-fashioned” look. I used the following Oxides/Inks for the brick wall:

  • Frayed Burlap
  • Vintage Photo
  • Ground Espresso
  • Candied Apple

The black window was distressed using silver paint along with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to create rust.

As for the awning (also from The Sweet Shoppe cutting dies set), I used the Star Six stencil from Ciao Bella Paper with Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, and Ground Espresso Distress Oxides/Inks.

The wooden window box (along with the wooden sign with a sentiment from Sizzix) were created using – you guessed it – more Distress Oxides/Inks as well as brown paint! I used the following colours for the wood:

  • Frayed Burlap
  • Vintage Photo
  • Ground Espresso

I used these Copics to colour the dog from the Mama Elephant Puppy Play set:

  • Browns: E15, E18
  • Pinks: R20, R22

The plants were die-cut from various colours of Neenah Astrobright Cardstock and Recollections Cardstock using the Sizzix Garden Shed Die Set designed by Sophie Guilar.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J

Products Used

  • Spellbinders The Sweet Shoppe Cutting Dies by Tina Smith
  • Sizzix Gaden Shed Thinlits by Sophie Guilar
  • Sizzix Good Vibes #3 by Pete Hughes
  • Honey Bee Stamps Perfect Brick Stencil
  • Ciao Bella Paper Star Six Stencil
  • Mama Elephant Puppy Play Stamp and Die Set
  • Copic Sketch Markers
  • Black Soot Distress Oxide
  • Lost Shadow Distress Oxide
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Ground Espresso Distress Ink
  • Candied Apple Distress Oxide
  • Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
  • Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink

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