I am showcasing one of my favourite stamp sets once again, Snowy Woods.
am loving using neutral tones for my Christmas cards and kraft is
perfect to add a rustic touch. The background has been embossed and
sanded to reveal the core.
applied embossing paste through a Tim Holtz layering stencil onto kraft
card and then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges. I
love adding lots of layers of interest to my designs. I added 'believe'
using a ShadowPress Embossing Folder and Potting Soil Archival Ink.
die cut two baubles from kraft card and then stamped the Father
Christmas image onto each bauble using Potting Soil Archival Ink,
blending Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges. I also tried my
hand at some metal stamping and added two circles to the top of each
bauble stamping 'joy' onto each and ageing with Black Soot Distress
Paint and a touch of Alcohol Ink.
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Hello there Artistic Outpost fans, Lisa here, with my weekly share on the Artistic Outpost Blog! This week I'm sharing a Christmas card created with the Frosty and Friends stamp set. I love the vintage feel to Frosty along with the added music sheet background and sweet little bird! Both the sentiment and Frosty image are stamped on scraps of pattern paper using Ranger Black Archival ink. I colored the image with colored pencils, blending with Gamsol and a blending stump. All edges of the panels are sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress ink. The Red pattern paper panel was embossed with the Snowflakes Embossing folder. I used Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Pennants Die to die cut the Fishtail from both the Black card stock and pattern paper, trimming the pattern paper panel slightly to layer onto the Black panel. Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the Monthly Design Team Blog Hop! Designer - Lisa Somerville
Hello, Linda here with a tag to share that has a homespun, folksy feeling to it. I used the Christmas Chalk set and matched it up with the Tim Holtz Festive stencil. My inks were Evergreen Bough and Barn Door distress inks. I added to the homespun feeling by trimming the edges with pinking shears and adding rick rack and gingham ribbon.
Kate here, sharing a card. My background was made using patterned paper and
scraps. I used a gesso wash before adding spray ink and stamping from the Generation Redux stamp set. My main
sentiment is from the London Undergroundset and the main image is from the PaperBoy stamp set. Designer - Kate Yetter
Happy Friday and hard to believe we are past the midway point of October. The good news is there is still plenty of time to join in the October "Show us you AO Art" challenge, so get those lovely stamps out and play!
Today I am sharing a fairly simply Christmas card using stamps from "Christmas Chalk" and Christmas Paper from ODBD. Sure makes it easy when you start out with some great designer paper! The Christmas Chalk Frame and Let It Snow were stamped on the Christmas Paper using Coffee Archival and clear embossed. I did shade inside the frame and then matted it on red. This was then placed on two more pieces of patterned paper, the center red ticking was also pinked. I liked the look with the frame. To finish I just tied a white bow around some twigs with berries.
Hope you have a most wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by today.
I am working on my Christmas cards at the moment to try and get ahead and today I have created a festive card for Artistic Outpost.
background has been coloured with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and
Pine Needles Distress Ink, applying both to a non-stick craft sheet,
spritzing with water and then mopping up the beads of ink. I then
embossed the background piece to add further interest and highlighted
the texture and design with Treasure Gold Olive Bronze Wax.
added some seam binding which I coloured with Pine Needles Distress Ink
along with some natural twine and a Tim Holtz Tidings Token.
I added the Father Christmas image from the Snowy Woods plate to a die cut frame die cut using the Our Daily Bread Elegant Oval Dies. Natural twine has been added behind my focal point for added texture and interest.
used Tim Holtz ShadowPress to add 'believe' to the bottom of my card
along with mirrored stars which I coloured with Alcohol Inks to
coordinate with my design.
monocle has been added to the focal image, adding touches of Tarnished
Brass Distress Paint to the monocle so that it blends with my design. I
also added a further Tidings Token attached to the monocle. From this
picture you can also see the shimmer from the wax added to the embossed
Lisa here today, with my weekly share on the Artistic Outpost Blog! This week, I've created a Mixed Media card using stamps from the Think and Wonder, Generation Redux, Kudzu Kafe and Serenity stamp sets. I created the background with stencils, Arcylic/Mixed Media paints and the Gelli Arts Plate. Once the background was dry, I randomly stamped images from Generation Redux and the Serenity stamp sets. The children from the Think and Wonder set were stamped in Black Archival on card stock, cut from their background and adhered with Gel Medium. The sentiment and additional collage elements from Generation Redux were stamped on scraps of the Gelli Plate background and adhered with Gel Medium. Don't forget to play along with the Show Us your AO Art Challenge, we would love to see what you've been creating with Artistic Outpost stamps! Designer - Lisa Somerville
Don’t you just love fall? I made this card using my favorite aspects of fall.
Apples! My background is made of scrap paper and stamping from the Serenitystamp set. I used some spray
ink and and theODBD CustomFancy Foliage Die to
embellish the background. The stamped images are from the Hayride stamp set and are colored using Distress Markers. Thank you
for looking! Designer - Kate Yetter
Thank you for stopping by on this wonderful October Friday! Today I am sharing a birthday tag for a nine year-old boy, who really is a super star in many ways.
The tag background was inked using Distress inks in brown and blue and a little subtle mesh stamping from Whimsical Melange (it is there), then I ran Faded Jeans Distress ink across the craft sheet and mixed in a little modeling paste and applied this through the star stencil. After it dried, I pounced on lightly a little more FJ.
Before I did any inking on the tag, I stamped Huck Finn and Dog in black Archival and then heat set. I watered colored the images and then cut a mask to keep the image clean from inking the background.
I am making a head start on my Christmas cards this year so that I am
organised and can enjoy the festivities in December. With this in mind I
have created a Christmas card for Artistic Outpost using the fabulous Snowy Woods stamp set.
love using red for Christmas and I love the combination of red and white
and that was my inspiration for this card. The background was created
using Tim Holtz Holiday Knit Layering Stencil, embossing the design with
white embossing powder onto red card.
stamped the focal image onto a heart stamping with Vermillion Archival
Ink and adding touches of Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges.
I used the Christmas Layering Stencil to add 'believe' and 'joy' to my card using Vermillion ink .
cut out two further hearts stamped one with 'joyeux noel' and the
smaller heart with 'Dec' adding a touch of Vintage Photo Distress Ink
around the edges of each heart. I also added touches of a snowflake
garland to the top and bottom edges for added interest.
Hello! It's Linda back with another fall tag using the Old Grist Mill set. I started with a jumbo manila tag and stenciled it with a pretty flourish stencil. After the embossing paste dried, I went over the entire tag with Crushed Olive and Rusty Hinge distress ink. Then I did a little random stamping with the post card stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds. The leaves were stamped with jet black archival ink and sponged with archival inks to color them. Then I applied crackle paint over them.
The sentiment is from the Old Grist Mill set. I also die cut three small tags, laying them together I stamped the leaf stamp on them and then another sentiment from the Old Grist Mill set. I finished them off with a bit of burlap thread and a brass brad.
That's it for this week. Thanks so much for stopping by⁄
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Saturday! Kate here, sharing a card using some of my favorite Artistic Outpost/Our Daily Bread Designs products. I used the Paperboy stamp set for the main image. In the background I used pattern paper
and my new Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Vintage FlourishPattern Die. Simple but I like the outcome. Designer - Kate Yetter
Happy Friday to you all! October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought I would make an inspirational card for all those who have fought or know someone who has battled cancer. So this is dedicated to all those warriors and their families! I would also like to remind you that the new October "Show us your AO Art" has also begun, so hop on over for all the details!
My card started with the obvious "pink" colors in mind and the lovely women of the "Generation Redux" collection. I stamped the ladies in Coffee Archival, heat set and then lightly added color in pink shades to their faces and clothes and then fussy cut them.
I wanted the flower to pop a little, so this was stamped three times in Black Archival and colored in and finished off with one of those pink gem brads. I did color the silver part with a black Sharpie.
The sentiment from "Quotes and Quotables" was stamped on light pink paper in Black and shaded in pink and obviously matted on black. These were stamped separately and cut and then placed on a piece of "Blooming Gardens" designer paper from Our Daily Bread Designs, which I toned down slightly using Dylusions white spray.
Thank you for stopping by today and have a fabulous weekend!
began by die cutting a tag from kraft card and then adding embossing paste through the Holiday Knit
Layering Stencil and allowing to dry and then applying Vintage Photo
Distress Ink around the edges to add a little warmth to the design.
has also been added again applying embossing paste through a
Christmas stencil and adding Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the
edges. I stamped the focal image onto white card and then coloured with
Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then flicked water onto the background to
give a distressed feel.
snowflake garland trim has been added to the bottom of my image to add
further interest, I love adding different layers and textures to my
also included two dimensional flowers and added Gesso to the edges of
the petals to give a snowy feel to the design. I also included a mini
tag stamped with the 'snowy' sentiment from the same stamp plate. For
the finishing touches I added natural twine and a Christmas token.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.
We would love for you to share your AO Art with us! Our challenge for the month of October is Anything Goes using Artistic Outpost Stamps. Our challenge has no theme, we would just like to see your creations using Artistic Outpost stamps. This challenge will be open for the entire month, and you can enter as many times as you wish, provided you follow the challenge rules below. At the end of the month we will randomly draw one winner from all the entries to receive a $15.00 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of Artistic Outpost stamps! In an effort to recognize those who play along with us, in addition to the random winner, we will be featuring participants cards on our blog with the announcement of our next Show us your AO Art Challenge.
Thanks to everyone who played along with the September challenge, we loved seeing your creations!
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I love the mail art piece Miss Iowa created created from chipboard using the Route 66 stamp set. She also decorated a cool mail art envelope to send her arrow in. Congratulations Miss Iowa, please email me by October 15, 2014, to claim your AO Gift Certificate.
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Mother Nature doesn't seem to want to "Welcome Autumn", as we've had quite a few warm summer days lately! I'm looking forward to the leaves changing colors, cooler nights and wearing hoodies! My card this uses the Artistic Outpost Old Grist MillandHayridestamp sets.
The image from Old Grist Mill is stamped in Ranger Coffee Archival Ink on a scrap of pattern paper and colored with Watercolor Pencils, then die cut using one of label dies from the
Welcome friends! I have a card to share that I used for the monthly Artistic Outpost blog hop this past week. I thought I had already exhausted all my fall inspiration but I grabbed my absolute favorite fall stamp set - Artistic Outpost's Old Grist Mill and went from there. I wanted to add a rustic element and went with burlap. The burlap was brushed on the reverse with Multi Medium Matte and allowed to dry thoroughly before I die cut it. I dabbed some Walnut Stain distress stain around the die cut edge of the burlap. The burlap was cut with the Baroque Movers and Shapers die and the stamped focal image was cut with the Mini Baroque Movers and Shapers die.
A piece of filigree metal was added that I had I painted with Antique Linen distress paint and then burnished over the top with a burnishing block to bring out the metal highlights. The sentiment, which I love, is also from the Old Grist Mill set. The sentiment banner is hand cut. The fall foliage was cut with the Spring Greenery die, sponged with Dried Marigold DI and then spritzed with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist. I used a mini paper clip to attach a tiny scrap of dyed seam binding to give it a little extra coordinating color.
Hope you like my fall inspired card. Thanks so much for dropping by today!