Stamp Focus: Graphic Brushstrokes Stamp Set

by Virginia Lu

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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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For my 3rd card, I created a floral card with Graphic Brushstrokes. Here are my process photos:

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After stamping the background (Baby Pink, Iceberg, Lime, and Shadow Creek), I white-embossed the floral image from Forever in Love Stamp & Die Bundle.

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To make the design more cohesive, I stamped the same colors for the borders.

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I strongly encourage you to give the Graphic Brushstrokes a try if you love modern and trendy looks!

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All sentiments were stamped in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Perfect black every time!

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Lastly, I want to point out that the Graphic Brushstrokes Stamp Set complements beautifully with floral images such as the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set.

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I hope that you find this post with the Graphic Brushstrokes Stamp Set helpful.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Vickie Nipp July 13, 2019 - 10:37

You have some of the best designers I have ever seen! Love your company

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Michele F July 13, 2019 - 10:53

Virginia, these are exquisite!! You’ve made me take a second look at this set!
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Patt H. July 13, 2019 - 11:13

Beautiful cards, Vrgina! I had not really noticed this set until seeing these awesome examples. Love how versatile it is!

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ggnurse July 13, 2019 - 11:17

So creative with beautiful colors, Virginia!

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Denise Bryant July 13, 2019 - 11:20

These are so pretty! Love the color combinations Virginia used on them! Versatile set!

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donna mikasa July 13, 2019 - 12:15

Outstanding examples, Virginia! The first is my fave with the “camouflaged” shaker element–love the colors, too!

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Sharon Brand July 13, 2019 - 12:36

This is a really neat stamp set and I love all the different
ways you have used it!

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Maureen Reiss July 13, 2019 - 15:20

This is a really cool stamp set!!! Love all the cards!!!

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Helen July 13, 2019 - 18:43

Like the various ways you used these brush strokes. tfs

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Tricia Podmore July 14, 2019 - 00:54

Absolutely love the stamp set of brushstrokes. It is so cool and you nailed it!

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Sue D July 14, 2019 - 08:14

Cool designs and colors.

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