August 22, 2017

Paris


Hello, time for a feminine make after all the recent masculine cards and today I'm using an image from the Paris Exposition set.

My background was made with Distress Oxide inks Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China and lots of water.  I used embossing paste through a rose stencil.  I stamped the Eiffel Tower image with Black Archival and coloured with Distress inks.  This was layered with coloured card and a torn piece from an old French book, then embellished with lace and a paperclay rose that was colour with Wilted Violet DOX.

If you get creative with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we'd love to see.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

August 15, 2017

Don't Drive too Fast!


Hello, Avril here with my weekly inspiration and I'm continuing on the theme of masculine cards, which before discovering Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, I must admit I did find difficult.

This week I've used an image from Diesel Punk along with one of the quotes, both were stamped in Potting Soil Archival and the quote cut apart.

I've used a paper from the Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection and teamed it with burlap and embellished with some die cut gears from the Steampunk Gears Die Set

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

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey :  Designer

August 8, 2017

Why Fit In


Hello,  Avril here today with more masculine inspiration for you, this time I'm using stamps from the Paperboy set.

I started with a piece of embossed cardstock which was coloured with Distress crayons. I stamped the background script with White Colourbox ink and sprinkled White EP and then brushed most of it off for a worn look.  My main image was stamped with Black Archival onto white card and adhered to the card with foam pads, using a piece of mesh to ground the image.

The sentiment is from Think and Wonder, stamped and cut apart.

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

Have a lovely week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

August 1, 2017

Cocoa Labels


Hello, Avril here today with more masculine inspiration for you, and this time I'm using an image from the Think and Wonder plate.

I stamped the image with Black Archival onto Kraft card and again onto a mop up piece of card, picking out a pale area and fussy cut the boy, this was then layered over the Kraft image.

I stamped a couple of small tags with various parts of the script from the same image using Potting Soil Archival and  again distressed the edges.  The large kraft tag was stamped with the ledger stamp from the Ephemera Backgrounds.

The layers were assembled onto a piece of textured card that was dipped into Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink.

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

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

July 25, 2017

Anyone for Coffee?


Hello Avril here today and this week I'm showcasing these wonderful gents from Generation Redux.

I've stamped the main image in Potting Soil Archival and distressed the edges  before shading with Antique Linen DI and layering onto dark brown card. The torn ledger sheet from Ephemera Backgrounds was also stamped with Archival ink.  For contrast, the coffee label was stamped with Vintage photo DI onto cream card.

Along with a piece of burlap, my layers were assembled onto one of the papers from  the Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection.

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

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

July 18, 2017

Thinking of Paris


Hello,  and thanks for calling in,  and today I'm using the Roses in Paris background stamp for the base of my card.  This was coloured with Distress inks and Markers before attaching to a navy card base.

My image is from the Think and Wonder set of stamps, coloured with chalks for a softer look before attaching to a navy layer and then attaching over the background.

A quick and simple card that's nice and flat for the mail.

If you ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps we would love to see what you create, so why not show us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey:  Designer

July 11, 2017

C'est Magnifique!


Hello, Avril here today, and I'd like to share a card using these young gents from the Paris Exposition set of rubber stamps.

I started with a mop up from Broken China Oxide ink and embossed this using a EF.  I lightly sponged Fossilized amber over the raised sections of the balloon.

The main image was stamped with Black Archival and I lightly coloured the sky with Broken China  DI. The sentiment was stamped and heat set with Clear EP.  To create interest in the embossed background, I stamped the smaller balloon from the same set.

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

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey: Designer

July 4, 2017

Learning to Sail


Hello, Avril here today and I've a card to share using  an image from The Captain.

The papers are from the Vagabond Treasures Collection and I've teamed them with some burlap for a rustic look.

The quote is from Quotes and Quotables and just seemed perfect for this image.

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

Thanks for calling in,  have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

June 27, 2017

Don't Miss the Fun!


Hello,  Avril here today and this week I've a tag to share with you using and image from Generation Redux along with a quote from the Quotes and Quotables.

For the base of the tag I applied Crackle paste through a Flourish stencil.  When it was dry and the cracks had appeared I sprayed with Distress stains in Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar.

My image was stamped with Black Archival and then stamped again on pink card, allowing me to paper piece her dress.

I stamped the Katherine Hepburn quote and edged this with Victorian Velvet Distress ink.  The Beautiful Borders die cut was also edged with VV .  The flowers were made with paper clay and coloured with DIs.

If you get a chance to create some art, why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see it.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

June 24, 2017

Life is Better with Ice Cream!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing fun Mixed Media card designed with the Bottle Caps Background, Ice Cream Shoppe and Grunge Elements stamp sets along with the Pastel 6x6 Paper Pack (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


The main focal image panel was created with distress oxide inks (worn lipstick, peeled paint and wilted violet) and heat embossing the Bottle Caps Background stamp with white embossing powder.  A bit of splatter was added with the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements before trimming the panel and layering onto white and pear cardstock.

The diluted distress oxide inks were added to the corners of the background panel before stenciling with a polka dot stencil using a clear glitter pen (hard to see in the photo).

Thin strips of satin ribbon were added before mounting onto the pear card base.  The vertical strips were created with the Pastel 6x6 Paper Pack and the focal image panel was mounted with dimensional foam.

The ice cream cones and sentiment were stamped from the Ice Cream Shoppe with archival ink and the cones were watercolored with the distress oxide inks before fussy-cutting the images. 

Shimmer was added to the ice cream cones using the clear glitter pen and a few crystal jewel drops were added to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to visit us! Don’t forget, 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!

June 20, 2017

A Lovely Day


Hello, Avril here today and this week I'm showcasing a very summery make using stamps from A Lovely Day .

The windmill scene was stamped with Black Archival and shaded with Distress inks before adding colour to the poppies with a waterbrush.

My sweet girl image was stamped with Black Memento ink, coloured with alcohol markers and then fussy cut.

I made the background with Peeled Paint Oxide ink, applied directly to the craft mat, spritzing with water and dipping the card and drying between applications, until I was happy.  I used a stencil and the same ink to create the foliage.

If you create with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, we would love you to share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a lovely week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

June 17, 2017

Eau de Parfum

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing simple Mixed Media card designed with the Eau de Parfum background stamp along with the Grunge Elements stamp set, the Custom Small Bow Dies and the Birthday Brights 6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create the background for the Eau de Parfum image, distress oxide inks (worn lipstick, peeled paint and wilted violet) were tapped onto a craft mat and spritzed with water.  A piece of watercolor paper was dipped into the ink, lifted up and dried with a heat tool before additional layers of ink were added. 

After the panel was thoroughly dried, the Eau de Parfum image was heat embossed with black embossing powder over the oxide background.  Additional color and details were added with the wilted violet oxide ink and a picked raspberry and mowed lawn distress marker were used for the flowers/leaves as well as an extra fine white paint pen for a few highlights.  The entire panel was trimmed and mounted onto black cardstock.

The banner was created from a piece of the green polka dot pattern paper out of the Birthday Brights 6x6 Paper Pad, mounted onto black cardstock and distressed with a bit of peeled paint oxide ink as well as picket fence distress stain.

The white card front was layered onto black cardstock and a bit of the peeled paint and worn lipstick oxide inks were splattered onto the corners.  Additional distressing was added with the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements using black soot distress ink.

The focal image was mounted with dimensional foam and the card was finished off with the Small Bow Dies (die cut and embossed from black cardstock) with a green button added to the center.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week and thanks again for taking the time to visit us! Don’t forget, 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

June 13, 2017

Think and Wonder



Hello, Avril here today and after my last couple of masculine makes I've got something very feminine and pretty for you.

My main image is the sweet girl from Think and Wonder, stamped in Potting Soil archival for a softer look.  I've used Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo inks for distressing the edges.

I cut a piece of paper from the Vagabond Treasures paper pack to frame the image after adding a piece of vintage lace trim.

For the shabby background I used a crackle embossing paste through a flourish stencil.  When it was dry and all the lovely cracks had appeared, I used spray stains in Tattered Rose and Antique Linen to colour the white cardstock.  Then  I used a script stencil and Walnut Stain ink to added interest to the plain areas.

To finish, I added a spray of flowers made with paperclay and a mold, coloured with inks.

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

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey :  Designer

June 10, 2017

Roses in Paris

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing a fun Mixed Media card designed with the Roses in Paris and Grunge Elements stamp sets along with Custom Pierced Circles Dies and the Chalkboard Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create the background for this card, tap a bit of sugarplum ink onto a cellophane envelope (I used the stamp packaging), spritz lightly with water and lay a piece of white cardstock into the ink, lift up and repeat as needed. 

Ink the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements with black soot distress ink and stamp onto the background and use a brush to add additional splatters with diluted black soot ink.  Trim the panel and mount onto the a piece of black cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card base.

For the focal image, stamp the Roses in Paris background stamp with archival black ink onto white cardstock, color with water-based markers and a water soluble graphite pencil, die cut and emboss the image with the Pierced Circle Dies (mount onto another circle die cut from the Pierced Circle Dies for stability).

Create the layers behind the focal image using Chalkboard Collection 6x6 Paper for the top layer and stamping the grid image from Grunge Elements with black soot ink onto a piece of sugarplum cardstock for the lower banner.  Layer both onto black cardstock before adding to the card front.

Once the focal image was mounted using dimensional foam, add the black twine bow with a button along with black crystal drops.  A bit of shimmer was added to the roses using a clear shimmer pen and white highlights to the petunias with a white paint pen.

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

June 6, 2017

What's the Story


Hello, Avril here today and this week I'm showcasing stamps from the Paperboy plate by Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I started by stamping the background stamp using Versamark and then heat setting with Clear EP.

I used Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber directly onto the craft mat, spritzed with water and dipped the cardstock, drying and dipping and spritzing until I was happy with the background.  I rubbed over with a dry cloth to remove any residue ink from the embossing.

I stamped the main image using Black Archival and shaded with Distress inks.  My little Paperboy was stamped with Black Memento and coloured with alcohol markers, before attaching with 3D foam.

I stamped both sentiments and cut apart using words from each one, and distressed the edges before attaching.

If you feel like getting inky with your Artistic Rubber stamps we would love to see what you create, so please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Hope you all have a great week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

June 3, 2017

Life is Better with Ice Cream!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing a Mixed Media card designed with Bottle Caps Background, Ice Cream Shoppe and Grunge Elements stamp sets along with ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).



The Bottle Caps Background along with the gentlemen and cone images from Ice Cream Shoppe were stamped with archival black ink onto white cardstock, heat set and colored with water based markers.

Micro-glaze was used to protect the coloring on the bottle caps before distress inks and water based inks were used to create the splatter background around the bottle caps.  The large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements was stamped with vintage photo distress ink and picket fence distress ink was used to tone down the color around the caps.

The background layer was also created with vintage photo distress ink along with watermelon and pool party water based inks and the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements.
Both panels were die cut and embossed with the Pierced Rectangles Dies and mounted onto black cardstock.

The sentiment from Ice Cream Shoppe was heat embossed with white embossing powder onto black cardstock and cut into two pieces.

Close-Up of the Glitter 

All were layered onto the card base with dimensional foam and a clear glitter pen was used to add shimmer to the ice cream and bottle caps to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope you were inspired today, and 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 30, 2017

Parisian Girls


Hell, Avril here today and I've been using the Eiffel Collage stamp along with some masking to make a background.

I started by using low tack tape to carefully mask out the central portion of the stamp with the sweet girl image.  I inked up my stamp with black Archival ink and then removed the inky low tack tape and stamped onto white card and fussy cut around the edges of the background.

I used Antique Linen Distress spray to give a vintage look to the script collage.  I used Aged Mahogany distress marker and a waterbrush to colour the flowers.

I stamped and fussy cut the girls from the Paperboy set and coloured these with distress inks and a waterbrush.  I decided where they would be placed on the background and then stamped the Paris part of a sentiment from the Paris Exposition set.  My girls were attached using 3D foam to give a little dimension.

For the base card, I used the swirl element from the Serenity set, stamping with Vintage Photo Oxide ink and  then sprayed with water.  I let this 'develop' for a few seconds and then used a kitchen tissue roll to remove the excess water before drying with a heat gun.

I hope, like me, you find these collaged background stamps very versatile and hope I've given you some more inspiration in using them.

Thanks for calling in, and if you get creative with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps,  please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see what you make.

Have a great week.

Avril Bailey  :  Designer




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