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Video: Illegible Writing Background with Brushstroke Alphabet Stamps

Jul 31, 2017 Yana

The Brushstroke Alphabet stamp set features beautiful lowercase and uppercase letters as well as numbers in a stunning brush stroke font. As I was looking at this set it reminded me of old handwritten letters; think XVIII and XIX century old. And not just letters, but letters written in a foreign language, where the writing is very beautiful, yet illegible.

Illegible Writing Background with Brushstroke Alphabet Stamps Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Watch the video tutorial below to learn how I made this card:


If you’re having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE in HD on YouTube.

I used Soft Brown ink to stamp the background for my card. I intentionally avoided using black as I didn’t want the background to be too defined, I wanted it to have a soft and faded look. To accentuate the old world look and feel I blended the edges of this card with same Soft Brown ink, I don’t usually do anything like this, I prefer my cards cleaner, but I really wanted to mix things up this time. I kept the center of the panel white and only blended ink around the edges.

Illegible Writing Background with Brushstroke Alphabet Stamps Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

To embellish this card I decided to use tropical images – hibiscus flowers and monstera leaves. I think these and the illegible writing in the background make a different, unexpected combo. I used Cotton Candy, Rose Madder and Crimson ink colors to stamp the flowers and went with Soft Olive and Forever Green to stamp the leaves.

Illegible Writing Background with Brushstroke Alphabet Stamps Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I foam mounted my flowers in place for a pop of dimension and, after shaping the leaves with my fingers adhered them onto the card using glue.

To finish this card I added a simple white heat embossed sentiment that reads Sending you Hugs, although this card design can go with any other message.

Illegible Writing Background with Brushstroke Alphabet Stamps Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Have fun stamping!

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