Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Creative Time Show Me Your Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to another MCT Show Me Your Technique mini blog hop!!
If you arrived here from Shar's blog then you are right where you should be! :)

Hop Line Up
Tracy <----Me! 

I made this rocker girl card using the Rock Princess cartridge.  The girl is cut out at 5 "
The sentiment is from My Creative Time's Small Talk set, I stamped it onto a tag I made from one of the dies from MCT's Build A Banner set.

For my technique I wanted to show you how I made this brick background for my card!

Here are the supplies I used:

Tim Hotlz Brick Wall embossing folder
Versa Mark ink
Clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz distress ink 
and Ranger blending tool

So for the first step, ink up your embossing folder with Versa Mark ink.  Then emboss a thick piece of white cardstock with it by running it through your cuttlebug.

Next pour clear embossing powder over the ink.

Heat it up to melt the powder.

Next, using your blending tool and ink color of your choice, ink over the embossed side

The ink will resist the embossed areas.
Wipe off excess ink with a paper towel or baby wipe
and that's it!! 

I made one with TH black ink and one using TH Fired Brick ink!
Thanks so much for hopping along with us! 



  1. I love this! I must get this embossing folder! That distressed brick wall is fabulous and so is your adorable card, Tracy. Thanks for sharing this technique!!

  2. Love the card and love how you made the brick background! Your card is adorable!

  3. oh my goodness, what a fabulous idea----I LOVVVVVVE it!!

  4. oh my goodness, what a fabulous idea----I LOVVVVVVE it!!

  5. I love this technique. Thank you for this tutorial. I just bought the brick embossing folder this past weekend. I can't wait to try it now.

  6. Tracy, I am so glad you shared this! I love the brick background and can't wait to try this. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the great tutorial.

  7. What a cool technique, Tracy! I just love how this turned out!!! Your card is adorable too!

  8. Tracy ~ CUTE, CUTE card!!! WOW! What a COOL technique! I must try this!! I LVOE the look it give ~ such dimension!! I also need this embossing folder ~ just a GREAT folder!! AWESOME job like always!!!

  9. This is a great technique. I love it.

  10. Thanks for the tutorial. Great idea, and can be done with any embossing folder. I've been inspired :-) --C

  11. Love this technique!Awesome background!!Fantastic Card!
    Enjoy oyur day,

  12. I will need to look for that embossing folder I love that background. Thanks for sharing.

  13. WAY COOL. I've never tried double embossing (dry and wet) on the same thing. This looks FABULOUS. I definitely need to give it a try and your step by step picture tutorial was perfect. Hugs- Glora

  14. What a great idea-I will be trying this soon!

  15. Great idea. Such creativity to think of doing such a thing. The background paper looks awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

  16. Great idea Tracey!!! Will try it sometime!

  17. What a great technique, love the look.

  18. how cool is this?? it looks like real brick!! thanks for sharing this!!

  19. Super technique...don't have this folder but thinking which ones might work best with this technique. Thanks for showing this and your card is great!
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  20. Great tutorial! Love how your background came out! Very spooky! Great job Tracey!

  21. Great technique, I have wanted that brick folder for awhile now. Watching this makes me want to get it now.

  22. What a great technique Tracey!your card is FANTASTIC too,have a great week!!:)

  23. Tracy,

    Very cool technique!!! :) Thank you so much for the clear step-by-step tutorial!

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  24. Great step by step instructions, thanks for sharing!!

  25. What an awesome technique! I'll have to see if I have this embossing folder and try it out! Your picture tutorial is perfect!

  26. love this grunge look, I never really knew how to do it! thanks for the easy step by step pictures!!!