I’m so freaking excited! What a week! Christopher Alan just announced a new collaboration between Brutus Monroe and Unity Stamps!! And tonight is the big collaborative blog hop including the teams from both companies!! A line of background stamps have been created just for this occasion and I got the awesome Hit The Brick to play with! After making several backgrounds with it, I decided to do a partial brick wall background for my card. So, here’s what I did: I tapped Bundled Sage distress oxide ink onto the Hit The Brick stamp, spritzed it with a fine mister then, by bending the flexible cling stamp, I was able to just stamp parts of it onto my paper. BTW, it’s perfectly sized for A2 cards!
After drying with my heat tool, I heat-embossed in white the beautiful Conservatory of Quotes in the lower right hand corner. I colored sections at a time with Distress markers, adding water to move the color. I let each color dry, then added more ink to deepen the color. I also used the markers to add color below and around the image to create that lovely, shadowy background.
In the upper right hand corner, I added my script stamp very faintly with Bundled Sage. For the spatters, I scribbled out the deep red and green markers onto my craft mat, and mixed them together with my wet paintbrush, then spattered the resulting color over my card. The sentiment is from a Unity Stamps set called Life Touches and I heat-embossed it in dark red directly to the card front.
When my panel was completed, I trimmed it down with
Stitched Rectangle dies, added a layer of dark red paper behind it then mounted it to an off-white base card. Doesn’t that brick background beautifully compliment the spray of roses? I just love it and can’t wait to make more cards with it!