Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe Blog Hop. New Brick Wall Background Stamp! Marie Nicole Designs.

Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe BLOG HOP

Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe BLOG HOP!

If you are hopping along with UNITY STAMPS and BRUTUS MONROE today, welcome! Im sure you have already seen so many inspiring pieces of art today featuring these new background stamps! This hop is full of talented designers!

For my post in the hop, I decided to create a soft and floral card featuring the BRICK WALL background stamp.

Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe Blog Hop. New Brick Wall Background Stamp! Marie Nicole Designs.

I had so many ideas for this background stamp! The brick wall would be perfect for embossing and then watercoloring over, ink blending, or even just stamping in random places on an art journal or mixed media piece. I decided to grab my GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER (my favorite!) and emboss this background on a vellum sheet of paper.

Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe Blog Hop. New Brick Wall Background Stamp! Marie Nicole Designs.

I loved how the embossing turned out! There is so much texture and detail on this stamp and the embossing powder helps show that off beautifully!

After my background was embossed, I set it aside while I watercolored a few flowers. These flowers are from the COMPOSE YOUR LIFE paper collection from Canvas Corp Brands. They are printed on watercolor paper so they are so easy to add color to and then fussy cut out. I watercolored these pieces using my new BRUTUS MONROE AQUA PIGMENTS. I added in some light pinks, purples, and even a hint of blue on these flowers.

Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe Blog Hop. New Brick Wall Background Stamp! Marie Nicole Designs.

I used a piece of LUNCHBAG KRAFT for the folded card base. Then, I glued down my vellum background onto a piece of ALABASTER CARDSTOCK and trimmed the edges to be neat and clean. I adhered the background to my card base.

Next, I arranged my flowers and adhered them down using a mix of BRUTUS MONROE CRAFT GLUE as well as a few pieces of foam adhesive. This gave a variety of heights and gave the flowers more visual interest.

Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe Blog Hop. New Brick Wall Background Stamp! Marie Nicole Designs.

For my sentiment, I added a strip of black cardstock to which I embossed the sentiment in ALABASTER EMBOSSING POWDER. The sentiment is from the SUPER SENTIMENTAL stamp set. I love this large 6×8 stamp set full of sentiments for any occasion!

I then finished off the card with some natural jute twine, as well as a few sparkly sequins. I love that you can use this Brick Wall background in a way that can become softer, but you could also completely switch it up and do something masculine with it, as well!

Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe Blog Hop. New Brick Wall Background Stamp! Marie Nicole Designs.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Don’t forget to stop at the next person on the hop. If you missed anyone, just follow the list below, or stop by the UNITY STAMPS BLOG to begin there! Happy Hopping!

Amanda
Angeline
Camille
Donna
Echo
Gaylynn
Heather
Karen 
Lisa 
Mandi 
Maria 
Noelle 
Robyn
Sharon 
Shemaine 
Stephanie
Brutus Monroe
Berina
Heather
Jess
Lauren
Marie Nicole <——-YOU ARE HERE
Sharon
Waleska
Unity Stamp Co

 

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32 thoughts on “Unity Stamps + Brutus Monroe BLOG HOP

  1. This is amazing. I would not have thought of Gold bricks with Sequins. It looks great though! You went for it and it paid off. Love it!

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  2. Love the new collaboration, the stamps are awesome, and your project is just beautiful. I lvoe the embossed brick and your coloring of the flowers is gorgeous. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

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