Happy Saturday, friends! It's my day to share on the Brutus Monroe blog and we've had an exciting week with our recent reveal of the Unity Stamps and Brutus Monroe collaboration! I received the Hit The Brick background stamp and paired it today with Unity Stamps Hollyhocks! Above are pictured three panels which I created using the Brick background and Ranger's Distress Resist Spray on watercolor card stock. The first panel had the most spray so left a smudgy impression but I kept stamping it out onto the next two panels and got a better impression with each one. You can be sure I'll use them all, though!
On the second panel, I sponged a layer of Zest Surface ink onto the center and then surrounded it with a layer of Sea Surface ink. Isn't that textured brick background gorgeous?!
Next I inked up Hollyhocks with black embossing ink, stamped it onto my panel then heat-embossed with black powder. I over-stamped another layer of the Hollyhocks with Iced Spruce distress oxide ink.
My sentiment is from Unity Stamps Tess Girl set and I heat-embossed it in black directly to my card front. When I added the black embossing powder, bits of it stuck to my Iced Spruce Hollyhocks but I decided to leave the residue as it gave another cool textured element!
I decided to trim down my panel with Stitched Oval dies, making a slightly larger black oval to frame my main panel, and then stamped the Hollyhocks again onto a white base card with the Iced Spruce oxide ink.
I adhered all the pieces together and this is my finished card!
I love how the two stamps, Hit The Brick and Hollyhocks paired so beautifully and the pop of Zest is so striking! The four new background stamps made for Unity/Brutus Monroe are amazing so be sure to check them out! And take a peek at all the wonderful projects we made for the collaborative blog hop! Here are the links: