January 17, 2017

The Sailor

Hello, Avril here today and I'm sharing a card made with the Artistic Outpost January New Release stamp set The Captain.

I started by cutting a tag from corrugated card and tearing away some of the outer layer.  This was then roughly dry brushed with Gesso in places, before randomly stamping and heat embossing the compass (only one ended up showing - in the top lefthand corner)

I used Potting Soil Archival ink and stamped the ledger background from the Ephemera Backgrounds, and then tore and distressed the edges.   I also used the ledger stamp on the background of the card base.

My main image was stamped with Potting soil, distressed with Antique linen and Vintage Photo and layered onto a piece of inked and distressed card.

After building up the layers and  tucking in a piece of embossed card, I added some fussy cut elements from the Vagabond Treasures paper pack,  stamped the Telegraph heading from Ephemera Backgrounds, and also the anchor from The Captain.  All supplies are available from Our Daily Bread Designs

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

Thanks for your visit today, have a great week,

Avril Bailey  -  Designer




January 14, 2017

My Bounty is as Boundless as the Sea

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a nautical Mixed Media card designed with the January 2017 Release Artistic Outpost  (AO) stamp set, The Captain and the AO Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad along with previously released AO Grunge Elements stamp set, ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies and ODBD Rectangles Dies (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).

I love the images in the new AO stamp set, The Captain as well as the AO Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad- I think they are perfect for so many occasions!


To create this card, I first stamped the ship image from the AO The Captain stamp set with archival black ink onto vanilla cardstock, used distress inks to water color the image and also added a bit of distressing with the large splatter stamp from AO Grunge Elements.

I added the compass image from AO The Captain with distress ink in the corner and distressed the edges of the panel before mounting onto a rectangle of espresso cardstock die cut and embossed with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies.


To create the base of the card, I die cut and embossed a piece of vanilla cardstock with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, mounted onto the espresso card front and added the piece of AO Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper (die cut and embossed with the ODBD Rectangles Dies).

I mounted the stamped ship panel along with the two banners (one from a scrap piece of a AO Vagabond Treasures Collection rectangle and the other one from vanilla cardstock stamped with the anchor and compass from AO The Captain along with distressing from the AO Grunge Elements splatter image) onto the card front and added the knotted hemp twine.

I added the stamped, layered sentiment from AO The Captain stamp set along with the knotted hemp twine and spiral clip with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I hope I have inspired you with this fun Mixed Media card, and if you have time to relax and create a project using your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit us- have a great week!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

January 13, 2017

The Courage

Happy Friday and Happy New Release for January 2017! If you missed the Blog Hop, click HERE to see all the fabulous design team artwork using "The Captain" stamps, "Steampunk Gears" die set and "Vagabond Treasures" paper collection.
My card using all three of the New Release items, was such a fun project. I arranged the various Steampunk Gears on a piece of black card stock, wrinkled up the paper and then inked the die cuts and paper with Opalite Golden Mist ink. This was then toned done with Distress Ground Espresso. The treated black card stock was then layered over the Vagabond Treasures Paper and the gears placed in a random order.
The young boy so full of courage from The Captain stamp collection was stamped in Archival Black and inked with Distress Antique Linen and Salty Ocean, fussy cut along with the sentiment that was cut apart. I added a few metal gears to finish. This stamp collection works out so great for the young or older men when we so need that masculine card!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by today!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

January 11, 2017

Artistic Outpost January New Releases and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost January Release post and Blog Hop! Please keep reading below to find out how you can WIN a $15 Gift Code to the ODBD Website! 

Our January new releases are now available for purchase, click here to order Artistic Outpost Products from Our Daily Bread Designs Website! You can also call Josh at 877-451-4909 to place your phone order.


This month we are releasing one Stamp Set, one Custom Die and one Paper Collection!

The Captain stamp set is a wonderful masculine set, that features a collage, captain, ship, compass and anchor images along with a few sea related sentiments!  The images on this set can be used as a focal point, or combined as you'll see on the fabulous projects created by our Designers.  This set also looks wonderful when used with our new Steampunk Gears die set and Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection!



The Steampunk Gears die set contains 11 gear die shapes!  Be sure to cut and emboss these dies according to the directions for your particular die cutting machine.  Embossing the dies will be bring out the fabulous details of the dies. This die set creates a wonderful embellishment for your cards and scrapbook pages!

AO Custom Dies: Steampunk Gears

Our new Vagabond Treasures 6" x 6" Paper Collection coordinates with many of the Artistic Outpost stamp sets!  This paper collection features 24 designer papers, 3 sheets of each design!  Click here to see the designs included in this collection! Click here to see all of the fabulous 6" x 6" Paper Collections Our Daily Bread Designs has to offer!


Prize Information:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Gift Code to the ODBD Website.  You have until January 13, 2017 at 10:00 PM CST to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! One random winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winner will be announced on the AO Blog on January 14th, be sure to check back to see if you have won! 

To inspire you, we are posting cards from our Designers using the January Release.  Please visit the designers blogs, as highlighted under their cards, to leave comments on their projects! 

Artistic Outpost Stamp Set: The Captain, Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Dies: Steampunk Gears, Pierced Rectangles, Pennant Flags, Rectangles

Artistic Outpost Stamp Set: The Captain, Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Steampunk Gears Dies
 Julie 

The Captain,Ephemera Backgrounds, Vagabond Paper Collection

The Captain Ephemera Backgrounds, Steampunk Gears Dies

Artistic Outpost Stamp Set: The Captain, Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection

Artistic Outpost Stamp Set: The Captain, Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Dies: Steampunk Gears
 Terry 

Artistic Outpost Stamp Sets: The Captain, Grunge Elements, Vagabond Treasurers Paper Collection, Dies: Steampunk Gears, Pennant Flags, Double Stitched Pennant Flags

The Captain, Vagabond Treasurers Paper Collection, Dies: Rectangles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Pennant Flags, Double Stitched Pennant Flags, ODBD Stamp/Die Duos: You Anchor Me




When shopping, don't forget to read about the Bread Bucks Rewards Program for additional money saving coupons!   



You can also receive this Incentive Gift Set FREE when you purchase a minimum of $60.00 (after all discounts and before shipping)! Limit 1.

The 4" x 2" clear stamp set comes with 7 birthday sentiments and a cupcake die (1-3/4" x 3-1/2").


Thanks for visiting with us today!

January 10, 2017

Christmas Hanging


Hello, Avril here today with a little wooden heart I made for Christmas using Gloria and Ephemera Backgrounds stamps.

I began by giving the heart a coat of gesso, when it was dry I used Antique Linen Distress paint to front and back.

I stamped the sweet angel from the Gloria set of stamps and also stamped a mask on a post it note and fussy cut them both.

After deciding the position for the angel using the mask, I 2nd generation stamped the music background from the Ephemera pack with Potting Soil Archival ink

I used a flourish and a star stencil with embossing paste and sprinkled White EP only over the flourish and left to dry before heat setting.

I used Broken China  DI to distress the outer edges and then replaced the star stencil, dabbed on Versamark  and sprinkled Gold EP on the stars and again heat set.

Lastly I coloured my image and applied her into position adding Stardust Stickles to her wings.

The back was also decorated with gold paint through the star stencil.

If you've been creating with your Artistic Outpost stamps we would love to see what you've made,  so please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for visiting today,

Designer:  Avril Bailey

January 7, 2017

Christmastime All Year Round

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing another Christmas card designed with the brand new Artistic Outpost  (AO) stamp sets, Gloria and Christmastime along with the ODBD Snowflake Sky Die (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs). 


As I mentioned before, I like to create Christmas cards all year long so they are ready to mail in late November and I think that you can create such a great selection of cards with the combination of AO Gloria and AO Christmastime stamp sets! 

Plus, depending on the type of foam that you use for layering, they are fairly flat so they may not require additional postage :-) 

I created this card by first stamping the AO Christmastime image onto white cardstock with embossing ink and I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.

After the embossing had cooled, I used a water brush to apply a variety of pink and raspberry distress inks over the entire image and gently wiped the ink away from the embossed areas.

I trimmed the panel and mounted onto a piece of raspberry cardstock that I had die cut and embossed with the ODBD Snowflake Sky Die before adhering the entire panel to a white card base.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the AO Gloria stamp set with white embossing powder onto raspberry cardstock, created a flag banner on the end and distressed the sentiment with my finger.
I added a bit of looped metallic silver thread to the card front before mounting the sentiment with dimensional foam.

I finished off this quick card by applying shimmer with a clear shimmer pen to the ornaments and added a few rhinestones for a bit of additional shine.

I hope I have inspired you with this quick Christmas card, and if you have time to relax and create a project using your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit us- have a great week!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

January 3, 2017

Angels in the Snow

Hello, Avril here today and I do hope you've had a lovely Christmas Holiday and enjoyed welcoming in the New Year.

Before the holiday season is completely over, I thought I'd share a card I made earlier using those sweet angels from the Gloria set of stamps which were released in December.

My background was coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, when it was dry, I applied embossing paste through a snowflake stencil.  I sprinkled on white embossing powder and left to dry before heat setting.

I stamped and fussy cut the angels and applied a little colour before adhering them with foam pads.
The sentiment from the same set, was stamped with Versamark, and again heat set with white EP.

I used Star Dust Stickles on the angel wings and added a little to the snowflakes for added sparkle.

If you've been creating with your Artistic Outpost stamps we would love to see what you've made, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for your visit today and I Wish you a Healthy, Happy and Crafty New Year.

Designer:  Avril Bailey

December 31, 2016

Happy New Year's Eve!!

Happy Saturday and New Year’s Eve Everyone!  Julie here, sharing another festive Mixed Media Christmas card designed with the brand new Artistic Outpost  (AO) stamp set, Gloria along with the ODBD Snow Crystal Dies and ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs). 

I like to create Christmas cards all year long so they are ready to mail in late November and I absolutely love the images in the AO Gloria stamp set!


I started with the background by inking the AO Gloria angel ATC collage stamp with festive berries distress ink and stamping it repeatedly onto a piece of red cardstock before trimming off a panel approx. 2” x 5 ¼” (for the left hand vertical panel of the card front).


I mounted the stamped panel along with a piece of snowflake patterned paper from the ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (for the right hand side of the card front) onto a piece of red cardstock.

I used a stencil brush with vintage photo distress ink to apply a light layer of ink over the background to “antique” the paper and used an embossing powder tool to de-static the panels.

I inked the scroll border stamp from the AO Gloria stamp set with embossing ink, stamped along the edges to create a border and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Once the embossing powder had cooled, I added a strip of 3/8” red taffeta ribbon to cover the seam and mounted the entire panel onto the white card base.

To create the focal image panel, I inked the angel collage image from the AO Gloria stamp set with festive berry distress ink, stamped onto white cardstock, applied vintage photo distress ink with a stencil brush (again, to “antique” the paper), trimmed and mounted the image onto a thin layer of red cardstock before trimming and mounting onto gold foil cardstock.

I added the stamped angel panel to the card front with dimensional foam along with the triple ribbon bow.

I die cut and embossed several snowflakes from gold foil cardstock using the ODBD Snow Crystal Dies, added these to the card front along with pearls in the centers.

I stamped the sentiment from the AO Gloria stamp set with archival black ink onto white cardstock, apply vintage photo distress ink to “antique” the paper, trimmed and mounted onto red, white and gold foil cardstock before adding to the card front with dimensional foam.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend celebrating the New Year!  If you have time to relax and create a project using your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today- Happy New Year!! 

Designer- Julie Gearinger

December 30, 2016

Sweet Angels!

Another Friday and I won't be here again until next year! Wow, 2017 is just around the corner and I hope you are blessed with an amazing year of love, health and happiness!
Today I am sharing a card using that lovely collection, "Gloria" and a little snowflake help from Skating Emporium along with the Christmas Collection 2013 from ODBD. Nice paper sure makes the card creating go a little faster. I applied some paint to the snowflake stamp for extra interest on the background. The Angels were stamped in Black Archival, watercolored and fussy cut. The sentiments were also stamped on the ODBD Christmas paper and edged with white paint as well.

Thank you again for stopping by and Happy New Year!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

December 27, 2016

Christmas Gift tags

Hello, Avril here today and thanks for visiting at this busy time of the year and I hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.

I'm showing a gift tag I made to attach to a present, and I'm using those gorgeous girls from one of the December New Release sets - Gloria.

I used embossing paste through a stencil for the stars and sprinkled on some White EP.  When the paste was dry I heat embossed.  The tag was coloured with Chipped Sapphire and Broken China inks and spritzed with a sparkle spray

I lightly coloured the two little angels, fussy cut and used stickles on their wings before attaching with foam pads.  The greeting is from the same set, stamped and heat embossed.

Don't forget, Artistic Outpost have a Facebook page and we would love to see what you've been creating with your AO stamps over the holiday period, so please link up and show us.

This is my last post for 2016, so I will wish you all A Happy New Year.

Designer:  Avril Bailey





December 24, 2016

Peace On Earth and Mercy Mild

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media Christmas card using the Artistic Outpost Christmastime and Gloria stamp sets along with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies.  All products can be found on Our Daily Bread Designs website.


I absolutely love both of these vintage AO stamps paired together for quick Christmas cards- they are perfect for mailing as well as for your special hand-delivered cards :-)

To create this card, I stamped both the AO  Christmastime background and AO Gloria angel image onto white cardstock with embossing ink, added a bit of gold embossing powder to certain areas, tapped the gold embossing powder off and immediately added silver embossing powder before heating the images with a heat tool. 

I also heat embossed the sentiment from AO Gloria with white embossing powder onto dark brown cardstock and hand trimmed the flag banner.

I mounted the embossed AO Christmastime background onto a die cut and embossed piece of dark brown cardstock (using  ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies) and fussy-cut the AO Gloria embossed angel.

Once I mounted the layered AO Christmastime panel onto a white card base, I added a bit of looped silver metallic thread along with the AO Gloria sentiment and angel (popped up with dimensional foam) to finish off the card.

If you have time to relax and create a project using your Artistic Outpost stamps this week, we would love it if you would share your creations with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful week celebrating with your family and friends!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for stopping by on this Friday before Christmas and I hope you are mostly done with whatever you do and ready to enjoy this time with Family and Friends!
Christmastime came to the rescue and helped me create a nice little collection of cards. These were stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Silver and Gold and then I watered colored in the ornaments.
Next was to distress the edges and layer up with matching papers. Such a lovely effect with very little effort.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress


December 22, 2016

Gloria

Hello Artistic Outpost fans!  

Lisa here today, sharing a card I created using the 
Christmastime Background and Gloria stamp sets! along with dies and pattern paper from Our Daily Bread Designs.  (Please see the supply list below)


We would still love to see what you've been creating with Artistic Outpost stamps!  Be sure to share your projects on our Facebook Page!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa Somerville

December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing a Christmas card using one of the New Artistic Release stamps - Gloria, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I began by spritzing Brushed  Pewter and Tarnished Brass stains along with Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce inks onto my craft sheet and dipped my card. I stamped the music from the Ephemera backgrounds with Versamark and then brushed with Perfect Pearls for a gorgeous sheen, which as we all know, doesn't show too well in photographs.

I'd also dipped a smaller piece of card, just large enough to stamp my image from the Gloria sheet with Watering Can Archival, I then distressed these edges with Iced Spruce.

I also stamped the image onto white card twice, and then fussy cut the angel, which was layered over the main image, but leaving the wings free, these were covered with Star Dust Stickles.

I stamped and embossed the sentiments with Silver EP and also edged them with the Silver EP.
I used a  Lace Border from the Beautiful Borders die by OBDB.

If you've been creating with your Artistic Outpost Rubber stamps, we would love to see what you've made, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thank you for calling in at this busy time of the year, and I Wish You All a Very Merry Christmas.

Designer:  Avril Bailey

December 17, 2016

Vintage Christmastime

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media Christmas card designed with the brand new Artistic Outpost  (AO) background stamp, Christmastime (available from Our Daily Bread Designs). 



I love this vintage background of ornaments and swirls with the text and decided to heat emboss the image in gold, add rose distress inks for the background wash and distress the edges before mounting onto the white card base.

I used a shimmer pen for the interior of the ornaments and added a few gold cord bows along with rhinestones to finish off this quick Christmas card.

I love that the Christmastime background stamp creates basically a one layer card so depending on your embellishments, no additional postage would be needed for mailing:-)

Hopefully you have been inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project this weekend!  If so, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page- we would be thrilled to see your creations!

Thanks for taking the time to visit us today- have a wonderful week!


Designer- Julie Gearinger