Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia. I am delighted to share 4 creative ways of using the versatile Graphic Brushstrokes Stamp Set from the July 2019 release. It is such a cool stamp that the more I experiment with it, the more I love it!
My first card is a colorful one with a shaker element. To achieve successful inking, use a stamp positioner such as the MISTI. That way, you can stamp repeatedly to get the perfect inking.
Next, I stamped the Graphic Brushstrokes in various colors: yellow (Vanilla Cream and Honey Drizzle) and orange (Sunkissed, Orange Cream, and Autumn Blaze). I then stamped it in green (Volcano and Emerald).
After stamping the background, I die cut the smallest Nesting Labels Die Set. I then saved the small die and stamped “xoxo” with Sentiment Strips. After placing sequins on top, I added acetate with foam tape and placed it over the small label die. The Pocketful of Sunshine Enamel Dots are just the perfect embellishments.
With a similar approach, my 2nd card is softer and has a bit of added dimension. I stamped the background in Sea Glass, Eastern Sky, Mountain Mist, and Volcano. Be mindful when you add each new color. It is helpful to stamp on a piece of scrap paper first before you stamp on the cardstock.
After stamping the background, I took the smallest graphic stamp in this set and applied Antique Silver Embossing Powder. The sentiment strip was stamped in Gray Denim. I love it when you can use an intricate die to create your own embellishment. In this case, I die cut a piece of vellum from Leaf Clusters Die Set.
For my 3rd card, I created a floral card with Graphic Brushstrokes. Here are my process photos:
To make the design more cohesive, I stamped the same colors for the borders.
I strongly encourage you to give the Graphic Brushstrokes a try if you love modern and trendy looks!
All sentiments were stamped in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Perfect black every time!
I hope that you find this post with the Graphic Brushstrokes Stamp Set helpful. Thank you so much for stopping by!