May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Hero

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing a Mixed Media card designed with Hero and Grunge Elements stamp sets along with ODBD Custom Dies- Double Stitched Circles, Circles and Sparkling Stars and the Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).

This coming Monday will be Memorial Day here in the United States, a day that we set aside to honor those in the military who have died in service for our country.  They are definitely “Heroes” to me and I wanted to create a card in their honor. I am so thankful that they were willing to sacrifice their lives for your freedom and mine- may their service to our country always be remembered!


This card was fairly easy to create with just a bit of preparation before layering.  First, I inked the Hero military man image with hickory smoke distress ink and stamped the image onto white cardstock.  

I used water based cherry and navy markers to color the flag image and tea dye along with vintage photo distress inks to “antique” the paper.  The large splatter stamp along with the smaller corner splatter image from Grunge Elements were stamped with vintage photo distress ink to add a bit of texture. 

The image was die cut and embossed using the Double Stitched Circle Dies and mounted onto a navy cardstock circle (die cut and embossed with the Circles Dies).

The sentiment from Hero was stamped with navy ink onto white cardstock, “antiqued” with tea dye and vintage photo distress ink before trimming and mounting onto navy cardstock.

The stars were die cut and embossed using the Sparkling Stars Dies from navy cardstock as well as the Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.

For the background panel, I trimmed a piece of the Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper to 4” x 5 ¼”, distressed the edges, applied tea dye and vintage photo distress ink over the entire panel followed by picket fence distress stain and once dried, stenciled the stars with a crackled texture paste.

After the crackled texture paste dried, I applied a layer of mod podge over the background panel, the circle die cut image and the sentiment before mounting all onto the navy and cherry card base.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week and thanks again for taking the time to stop by! If you have a chance to create a project with your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love for you to share it with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

May 23, 2017

Happiness is a Hat!


Hello, Avril here today and this week I've been mixing  stamps that you probably wouldn't normally put together, but which I think work, along with a paper layer.

For the background  I've used a paper from the Vagabond Treasures Pack.   For the next layer I stamped the  Hat's Background  in black Archival, and then distressed with Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap Distress inks.

I've stamped and fussy cut my gent from the Ice Cream Shoppe collection, along with part of one of the sentiments in the set, as the focal point.

If you get creative with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, we would love to see what you make, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey : Designer


May 20, 2017

Always Make A Total Effort

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing a Mixed Media card designed with The Golf Club stamp set along with ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Circles, Circles and Pierced Rectangles (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


The background with created by applying peeled paint, brushed corduroy and black soot distress stains onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and laying a piece of white cardstock.   Use the heat tool to dry each layer and once dried, apply picket fence distress stain to tone down the color.  

The rectangular element was created in the same way using kraft cardstock and applying peeled paint and brushed corduroy distress stain.  Once the panel was dry, repeatedly stamp the advertising stamp from The Golf Club using archival black ink. Trim the panel and layer onto a black cardstock rectangle die cut and embossed with the Pierced Rectangles Dies.

Use white cardstock to repeat the above steps for the background on the circular element and stamp the advertising image off once before stamping onto the cardstock. Die cut and emboss the panel with the Pierced Circles Dies and mount onto a piece of black cardstock die cut and embossed with the Circles Dies.

Heat emboss the golfer images from The Golf Club with black embossing powder onto white cardstock and the sentiment with white embossing powder onto black cardstock.

Layer the background panel onto black cardstock, add the rectangular panel and mount the circular element with the golfers and sentiment with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  If you have a chance to create a project with your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love for you to share it with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

May 16, 2017

Bottle Cap Fun


Hello, Avril here today and for this weeks inspiration I've been playing with paper,  although there's a little bit of stamping too.

I've used 3 of the papers from the Vagabond Paper Collection for the background, making a central panel for my Paperboy.  I've also stamped and heat embossed  one of the Bottle tops from the Bottle Caps Background stamp, colouring to match the backing paper before fussy cutting.

The sentiment from  Think and Wonder  was stamped and heat set with Clear EP before being cut apart and distressed.

If you get the chance to ink up your Artistic Outpost Rubber stamps,  why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see what you create.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey:  Designer


May 13, 2017

You Can Never Cross The Ocean

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing a card designed with The Captain, and Grunge Elements along with ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Circles and Pierced Rectangles and the ODBD Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.


The Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad was used for the background along with the banners and additional splatters were stamped on the background with images from Grunge Elements using walnut stain distress ink.

The young boy image and sentiment from The Captain was stamped with archival black ink onto vanilla cardstock, distressed with vintage photo and tea dye distress ink using watercolor along with Grunge Elements grid and splatter images.

All were mounted onto black cardstock and the young boy image was framed as well as mounted onto a piece of black cardstock die cut and embossed with the Pierced Rectangles Dies.

The compass from The Captain was inked with archival black ink and stamped onto vanilla cardstock, die cut and embossed with the Pierced Circles Dies, distressed with tea dye and vintage photo distress ink and a copper brad was inserted into the center.

Sponge additional distress ink over all of the edges before mounting the banners and framed young boy image directly onto the background and using dimensional foam for the compass and banners.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope you have a chance to play around with your Artistic Outpost stamps, and if you have time to create a project, we would love for you to share it with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

May 9, 2017

Paris in the Spring


Hello, Avril here with my weekly inspiration and this time I've used the Eau de Parfum Collage as the background for my image.

The background was stamped with black Archival, distressed and coloured with Distress inks.

The focal image from the Paris Exposition set was again stamped with Archival and coloured with Distress inks and then to give a more aged look, spritzed with water and blotted dry.  I also stamped 'Paris' and cut to fit over  'Parfum'  on the background.

The base layer was stamped with the Music script from the Ephemera Backgrounds using Frayed Burlap DI before distressing.

Thanks for calling in and I hope you have a great week and if you feel creative and ink up your Artistic Outpost Rubber stamps, why not share what you make with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see them.

Avril Bailey:  Designer


May 6, 2017

Sailing the High Seas

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with The Captain, Ephemera Backgrounds and Grunge Elements along with ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Squares and Lattice Background and the Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


I stamped the ship image from The Captain with archival black ink onto vanilla cardstock, then immediately re-stamped the image with vintage photo distress ink over the initial stamping.  

Use a water brush to "pull" the distress ink over the image, add additional watercolor with rusty hinge and walnut stain distress ink.

Die cut and emboss the image with the Pierced Squares Dies, ink and stamp the telegram image from Ephemera Backgrounds stamp set with walnut stain distress ink.  

Sponge additional distress ink over the edges and stamp the splatter image from Grunge Elements using walnut distress ink.  Mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge.

Die cut and emboss a piece of vanilla cardstock with the Lattice Background Die, sponge distress inks over the die to "antique" the paper and mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock.

Add strips of brown twine along with the twine bow to the center of the panel.  Mount the entire panel onto a white card base, sponge vintage photo distress ink over the edges.

Cut the strips from the Vagabond Treasures Collection paper, mount onto espresso cardstock and add to the sides of the card with dimensional foam.

Mount the focal image to the card front with dimensional foam and add the brown button to the center of the bow to finish off the card.

I did not add a sentiment but I think that this card would be great for a masculine birthday or Father’s Day, don’t you?

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope you have a chance to play around with your Artistic Outpost stamps, and if you have time to create a project, we would love for you to share it with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

May 2, 2017

Parisian Memories


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing a card made with the Eiffel Collage stamp and one of the images from the Paris Exposition, both available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Although in the past I have used the Eiffel Collage as the feature for a one layer card, I think they are also perfect for collaged backgrounds.

After stamping the Eiffel Collage and then distressing  with Broken China and Vintage Photo, I stamped the lady from the Paris Exposition plate and coloured with Distress inks and positioned her over the central image of the original background.  I then decided to add some paper clay molded flowers and leaves which I had tinted with Distress inks.  The base card was shaded with Broken China DI to co-ordinate.

I hope I've encouraged you to look at your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps to see alternative possibilities of using them.

If you get creative this week and do use you Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love to see what you make, so why not link up with our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a lovely and creative week,

Avril Bailey : Designer


April 29, 2017

Floral Eau de Parfum

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with the background stamp, Eau de Parfum along with ODBD Custom Dies- Rose, Rose Leaves, Pierced Squares and Pierced Rectangles and the ODBD Chalkboard Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs). 



I stamped the Eau de Parfum background stamp with black ink onto white cardstock and colored the image using alcohol markers, water-based markers and a water soluble graphite pencil.
   
From black cardstock, die cut and emboss a square and rectangle using the ODBD Pierced Squares and Pierced Rectangles Dies, trim a piece of the ODBD Chalkboard Collection 6x6 Paper to fit the rectangle and trim the focal image from stamped Eau de Parfum background.

Layer a piece of white cardstock onto a piece of black cardstock, stencil a bit of gray ink over the edges and layer the panels onto the card front along with the pink grosgrain ribbon.

Using the ODBD Rose Dies, cut petals from light blue cardstock and cut/emboss leaves from green cardstock with the Rose Leaves Dies. Add the flower along with pearls to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps to create a project of your own this week, and if you have time to do so, we would love for you to share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

April 25, 2017

Eau de Parfum


Hello, Avril here today and I've been using more of my Tyvek mop up sheets as a background.

As this piece had lots of gold tones and splashes I decided it needed something very feminine and what could be better than the Eau de Parfum collage stamp.

I stamped with black Versafine ink and apart watercolouring some of the flowers with Distress ink to highlight them, a very simple card to make as the image itself has lots of lovely details.   I just wish you could see the sheen on the Tyvek, which is very difficult to photograph.

I hope I've inspired you to ink up your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and if so, we would love you to share your creation with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a lovely creative week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer


April 22, 2017

Vintage Framed Roses in Paris

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing an easy Mixed Media card designed with the February release background stamp, Roses in Paris along with ODBD Ovals and Ornate Ovals Dies and the ODBD Ephemera Essentials6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).  



I stamped the Roses in Paris background stamp using archival black ink onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool and water colored the image using watercolor pencils, water soluble graphite pencils and water based markers.

I die cut the focal image using the Ovals Dies and mounted the die cut onto a frame cut and embossed with the Ornate Ovals Dies.

I used a stencil with brushed corduroy distress ink on a piece of Ephemera Essentials Paper before mounting the panel onto a piece of black cardstock, distressing the edges slightly before adding the two satin ribbons.

To finish off the card, I layered the oval frame image with dimensional foam, used a clear glitter pen for shimmer to the roses and added pearls to the corners.

I think this card could be used for a variety of occasions and I  hope I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps to create a project of your own this week!   If you do, please don’t forget, we would love for you to share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! 


April 18, 2017

Sail the Ocean



Hello, Avril here today with a card showcasing one of the images from The Captain, which was one of the January New Release available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

A while ago I was given some sheets of Tyvek and not being sure what to do with them, placed them in my home made spray box.  The random random colours and splashes of metallic makes them a perfect background for stamping.

I have used Black Versafine Ink for a crisp image.   After stamping the image, it was cut to size and the edges distressed with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink before adhering to a navy card layer, and then a white base card.

I hope I've encouraged you to look at your scraps and mop up pieces to see what you can create using Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and if so, we would love to see what you've made, so please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page

Thanks for visiting, have a lovely week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

April 15, 2017

Live, Laugh, Play with Eiffel Collage

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with the February release background stamp, Eiffel Collage along with previously released stamp sets, The Golf Club, Grunge Elements and Ephemera Backgrounds and the ODBD Blushing Rose Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.


I heat embossed the Eiffel Collage background stamp with black embossing powder and once it cooled, I fussy-cut the circle element.

I used water based markers, distress inks and an extra white paint pen to color the image.

For the background panel, I used the polka dot pattern from Blushing Rose Collection Paper and applied black soot distress ink with a stencil before stamping the Ephemera Backgrounds postage image and the Grunge Elements splatter image with black ink as well.

The banner was created with the green pattern from the Blushing Rose Collection and both the banner and background were distressed before mounting onto the black card front.

The sentiment from The Golf Club was heat embossed with white embossing powder, cut apart and mounted with dimensional foam.

The circular focal image was mounted onto the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

This was a fun card to design and I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project of your own this week!   If you do, please don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

April 11, 2017

Hero


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing a card using paper and an image from The Captain,  which were part of the January New Release of Artistic Outpost stamps available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I cut a piece of paper from the Vagabond Treasures paper pad, and because I lost one of the dark distressed edges, I used the direct to paper method of distressing to achieve the darker ink tones on the cut side, so both sides matched.

I used embossing paste through an alphabet stencil and when this was dry I used Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink over the embossing and around the area. Then with a damp baby-wipe  I removed the ink from the embossing.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paperboy plate with Potting Soil Archival and heat set using clear EP.

My main image, the sweet boy from The Captain, was also stamped with Potting soil Archival and distressed with Antique Linen Distress ink and layered onto a frame of brown cardstock.

I hope I've encouraged you to get creative and ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps and if so, we would love to see what you've made, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for calling in, and I hope you have a lovely week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

April 8, 2017

Spotlighting with Eau De Parfum

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a card using the Spotlighting Technique designed with the Eau De Parfum background stamp along ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Rectangles and Pierced Circles (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create this card:

1). Stamp the Eau deParfum background image using black ink onto white cardstock.

2). Die cut and emboss the circle from the image in the center of the background using the Pierced Circles Dies before adding color with water-based markers, a water soluble graphite pencil, an extra fine white paint pen and a clear glitter pen.

3). Add a few shadows with the water soluble graphite pencil to the remainder of the background before fussy cutting around the deckled edge of the image.

4). Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock using the Pierced Rectangles Dies and mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto the white card front.

5). Die cut and emboss a piece of sugarplum cardstock with the Pierced Rectangles Dies, lightly stamp the Eau de Parfum background using a watermark ink (lining up with edges with the initial stamped background ) before mounting both panels onto the card front.

6). Adhere the spotlighted circle with dimensional foam (lining up the edges with the background) to finish off the card.

And that's all there is to spotlighting!! Just coloring part of the image to "spotlight" :-)  

I had fun designing this card and hope that I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project of your own this week!   

If you do, please don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks again for visiting- have a great week!!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

April 4, 2017

Eiffel Collage


Hello,  Avril here today and I'm showcasing a card using the Eiffel Collage stamp.

More play with the Distress Oxide inks for the background and after drying I stamped the image in black Memento ink as I wanted to colour the flowers and pretty girl with Alcohol Markers. The image was layered onto black card.

The base card was stamped with Vintage Photo Oxide ink using the small flower elements in the Generation Redux set of stamps.  This was then spritzed to allow the colour to run slightly before drying with tissue and a heat gun.

I hope I've inspired you to create with your Artistic Outpost stamps and if so, why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see what you've made.

Have a lovely week,

Avril Bailey:  Designer

April 1, 2017

Parisian Roses

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing another quick Mixed Media card designed with the Roses in Paris background stamp along ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 


To create this card, stamp the Roses In Paris background image with black ink onto white cardstock and add color using various alcohol and water-based markers. 

Use a water soluble graphite pencil along with a water brush for shadows and add highlights with an extra fine white paint pen. Apply a clear glitter pen to the flowers for shimmer.

Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the Pierced Rectangles Dies and mount onto a black card base.

Fussy-cut along the edge of the Roses In Paris background image and mount onto the card front to finish off the card.

Very quick and easy- I think that this would be a great card to create multiples to have on hand for any occasion, don't you?

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have been inspired to create a project of your own this week!

If you do have chance to create something using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, please don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger