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!

Brutus Monroe
Marie Nicole <——-YOU ARE HERE
Unity Stamp Co



32 Comments Add yours

  1. Dana Driscoll says:

    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!


  2. Cindy Holmes says:

    I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this card! Embossing on the vellum so gorgeous! And those water colored flower are absolutely amazing!


  3. Kim Chastain says:

    I love the background technique. I cannot wait to try it.


  4. Debbie says:

    Very pretty. The brick wall embossed with gold metallic sets off the pastel flowers 😊


  5. Wilma says:

    love that background stamp…can’t wait to get mine


  6. Sandra van Blaricum says:

    Sooo pretty, love the stamp with embossing!! and wow, on vellum, when I try that the vellum curls Always!


  7. Wilma DeGraffenreid says:

    A gorgeous card! I’m really loving the brick & barn background stamps!


  8. I wouldn’t have thought to heat emboss this. So pretty!


  9. Patricia Ceccacci says:

    Love this card the wall looks stunning and I love the bright flowers in front


  10. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such a beautiful card! Great background.
    Thanks for sharing…


  11. That brick background is soooo cool! I Love how you colored the flowers and added twine!


  12. Jennifer Radloff says:

    Love the colors!!! And of course, that background!!!


  13. Nancy Deffner says:

    So creative!


  14. Sandra P says:

    Thanks for all the creative ideas! Love the card and thanks for sharing!


  15. What inspiring creation!!!


  16. Dana M says:

    Gorgeous and wonderfully elegant card! Amazing watercoloring. Simply fantastic!


  17. Anita Nobile says:

    Nice Card! Getting inspired seeing everyone’s beautiful work!


  18. Alaine Tanner says:

    I love that you embossed the bricks with gold. It’s beautiful.


  19. That is absolutely beautiful.


  20. Holly Reifke says:

    Stunning floral card! I love the colors you chose. The Brutus Monroe background works so wonderfully.


  21. kimkmom4 says:

    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!!!


  22. andrea murdock says:

    I just love this floral creation


  23. Gaylynn says:

    Such a beautiful background with the added floral.


  24. I’m loving the embossing color you chose. It shows every little detail of the background stamp.


  25. Michelle says:

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing!


  26. Sue D says:

    Beautiful flowers and love this background.


  27. Tia Boswell says:

    Wow! you really did get amazing texture with embossing! You can see it even on the laptop! LOVE this idea and your card!


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