August 25, 2016

What's The Buzz?

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost. Today I am showcasing the fabulous Paperboy stamp set.
I have opted for a mixed media tag this time around which began with a Gesso Resist background which I then cut down to size.
I applied Gesso over one of Tim's Layering Stencils, dried the Gesso with a heat tool and then applied Broken China Distress Ink over the top. The Gesso resists the ink. I then added splatters of water to the background which I allowed to sit for a few moments and then dabbed dry with a piece of kitchen towel.
I also added further stencilling, this time applying Broken China Distress Ink over the same stencil to give a tone on tone effect.
The focal image has been stamped with Black Archival Ink and once again I have added a circular spotlight around the image using Titanium White Paint. I have also added a few random numbers to strips of card to echo the stencilled numbers in the background.
A few delicate splatters of paint complete the design.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Designer: Tracy Evans x

August 23, 2016

Wonder and Think




Hello, Avril here, and today I'm featuring an image from the Think and Wonder set of rubber stamps, available from Our Daily Bread Designs wesbsite.

I stamped the image onto water colour paper with Black Archival before using the reverse stencil technique with Distress inks to colour the background, using a harlequin stencil.  The base card also uses this technique but using a different stencil and when dry I used the schoolhouse stencil to add letters.

If you haven't used this technique before, just ink up you stencil with Distress inks, lightly spritz with water and then flip the stencil, ink side down onto your card, blot any excess inks coming through with a paper towel and carefully lift the stencil for a lovely watercolour effect.

I've also added a Tim Holtz die cut with coordinating card underneath.

You've still got a couple of days left to join us in our monthly 'Show Us Your Art' challenge where the theme is Anything Goes with an AO stamp and you can find all the details here.

Thanks for visiting today,

Designer:  Avril Bailey

August 20, 2016

Live, Laugh, Play- Having Fun with The Golf Club

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a "sports inspired"  Mixed Media card using The Golf Club along with Grunge Elements from the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release available from Our Daily Bread Designs website).  


To create the background for this card, I inked the grid image from the Grunge Elements stamp set with green distress ink, repeatedly stamped onto a piece of white cardstock, added the corner border stamp from Grunge Elements using a denim distress ink, spritzed the panel with water and once dried, die cut  with the frame from the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern Dies.

I mounted the background panel onto black cardstock, trimming close to the die cut frame and mounted onto the white card base.

I stamped the collage map image from The Golf Club with archival black ink onto white cardstock, die cut with the medium die from the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, used a water brush to watercolor with green distress ink and added vintage watercolor touches with a water-based black calligraphy pen.

I cut this collage panel in half, mounted the panels onto two pieces onto black cardstock (trimming close to the die cut edge) and adhered both of the panels flush to the card front.

I die cut a piece of white cardstock and two pieces of black cardstock with the medium circle from the ODBD Double Stitched Circle Dies, stamped The Golf Club flag image onto the white cardstock circle die cut, followed the steps above for the adding the background and vintage watercolor and mounted onto the two black cardstock circle die cuts.


Using embossing ink, I stamped the golfer image from The Golf Club onto white cardstock, heat embossed with black embossing powder and fussy-cut out the image.

I heat embossed the sentiment and the advertising image from The Golf Club with white embossing powder onto black cardstock and hand trimmed the images.

I die cut a piece of black cardstock with the ODBD Pennant Swag Die, trimmed off the ends of the pennant and positioned the pennant onto the card front, mounting the advertising image above the pennant and the sentiment  onto the collage area (both with dimensional foam).

To finish off the card, I used dimensional foam to add the die cut circle with the fussy-cut golfer image.

I had fun designing this card and hope I have inspired you to create a project this week with your Artistic Outpost stamps!  If so, don’t forget to enter your AO artwork in our “Show Us Your AO Art- August Challenge”- please click here for details.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope you have a great week!


Designer- JulieGearinger

August 18, 2016

Sing From The Soul

Time for my weekly post for Artistic Outpost (stamps available from Our Daily Bread Designs website). This week I am showcasing the Birds of a Feather stamp set.

The background is a mop up from a previous project. Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron along with a touch of Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint were added to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and I then mopped up the beads of paint with the card.


I stamped the bird with black Archival Ink and then added a circle of paint around the focal image to act as a spotlight.


Distress Crayons have been applied over stencils to add layers of further interest to the design.


The sentiment is from the Songbirds stamp set.


Splatters of white and Twisted Citron paint have been added for further interest.

DesignerTracy Evans x

August 16, 2016

What's the Buzz?


Hello, Avril here, and today I'm showcasing a card using stamps from PaperboyEphemera Backgrounds and Grunge Elements, all available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.

I stamped my newspaper boy in Watering can Archival ink, and fussy cut  him before colouring with Distress Inks. I then repeat stamped the buildings from the same set, trimmed and adhered to a piece of corrugated card,  my boy was attached with foam pads and placed outside the image for added dimension.  The sentiment was stamped, trimmed and then I used Versamark and Clear EP to coat it all and  heat embossed to give a glossy finish.  The background Ledger sheet and Postcard  are from the Ephemera Backgrounds.

The base of the card was repeatedly stamped with the splashes and splats stamps from Grunge Elements before distressing with Ground Espresso ink.

I hope I've inspired you to ink up your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and create, and of course if you do, why not show us what you make and join in our monthly challenge 'Show us Your AO Art',  all the details can be found here.

Designer:  Avril Bailey

August 13, 2016

Enjoying Summer Days By The Sea

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing another Mixed Media card using the Grunge Elements stamp set from the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release along with the previously released Artistic Outpost stamp set, Beyond the Sea (both available on Our Daily Bread Designs website).  


I stamped the lighthouse image from Beyond the Sea with archival black ink onto white cardstock, used distress inks to watercolor the image, added additional “sand” at the bottom by watercoloring with distress ink before stamping the large splatter image from the Grunge Elements stamp set and finishing off with accents from a clear glitter pen.

I stamped the girl image from Beyond the Sea with archival ink onto white cardstock, created a mask to cover the girl, stamped the lighthouse image over the masking and used the same coloring techniques as noted above.

I used the ODBD Double Stitched Circle Dies to die cut the girl image, and die cut the background lighthouse panel with the largest frame from the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I mounted the rectangular die cut background panel onto a piece of light brown cardstock, trimmed and mounted onto the dark brown card front (I used a crazing medium on the dark brown card front before adding the background panel- this is hard to see in the photo) and mounted the entire background panel onto the white card base.


I created the fussy-cut seashells and starfish images from the Beyond the Sea stamp set using the same stamping and coloring techniques as above (adding accents with a clear glitter as well as a white paint pen),  added the burlap ribbon strips to the card front before aligning/mounting the die cut circle focal image and seashells with dimensional foam.

I stamped the sentiment from Beyond the Sea, add distressing with the Grunge Elements images, hand tore the edges and distressed by hand, mounted onto light brown cardstock, added the spiral clip before finishing off the card by mounting the sentiment with dimensional foam.

Again, I hope you have been inspired to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps to create a project or card this weekend and if you do so, enter your AO artwork in our “Show Us Your AO Art- August Challenge”- please click here for details.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope you have a fabulous week!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

August 11, 2016

The most important shot in golf.......

Today I have a masculine card for you for my weekly post for Artistic Outpost. I am using The Golf Club stamp set this time around, available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.


I die cut a circle from a scrap of card and then placed the circle onto a piece of white card, holding in place with a piece of low tack tape. I then inked Tim Holtz Stripes Layering Stencil with Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Ink, spritzed the stencil with water and then lay the stencil over the card, dabbing with a piece of kitchen towel. I then removed the stencil and dried with a heat tool and then removed the circular mask.


I added a touch of colour to the inside circular aperture using Peeled Paint Distress Ink; applying the ink to a piece of recycled plastic packaging, spritzing with water and then dabbing the ink into the circular area and then drying with a heat tool. I also added a touch of background stamping using the Ephemera Backgrounds stamp set. To highlight the circle further I draw around with a Stabilo All pencil and smudged with a waterbrush.


I stamped the golfer into the circle and added the sentiment, colouring the edges of the sentiment with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.


I stamped Live, Laugh, Play to the top of the circle to complete my design.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x

August 9, 2016

Don't Miss The Fun


Hello,  Avril here today and this week I'm showcasing another card using a mix of Artistic Outpost stamps, all available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.

I've  used one of the lovely floral papers from the Blushing Rose Collection and distressed the edges with Vintage photo DI.

My main focal image from Generation Redux, was stamped in black Archival and distressed with Antique Linen Distress ink and layered onto the ledger sheet from the Ephemera  Backgrounds, this was again distressed with Antique Linen ink.

The Audrey Hepburn quote, from Quote and Quotables was stamped and heat set with clear EP.

I hope I've inspired you to mix and match your AO stamp sets and  create art and of course we'd love to see your art, so why not join in with our monthly challenge. The theme is as always Anything Goes with AO stamps.  You can find all the details here.

Designer:  Avril Bailey 

August 7, 2016

FLASH SALE - 1 Day ONLY


To celebrate National Lighthouse Day, we are having a ONE DAY FLASH SALE where you can save 25% on select AO stamp sets.

From NOW through 11:59 PM EDT, you can save 25% on the following stamp sets:
There is no code needed to shop our FLASH Sale, the sale price will automatically be reflected in the shopping cart.

Please note, this sale is for our Retail Customers only, and is limited to inventory on hand.  This sale is valid ONE DAY ONLY - August 7, 2016! 

You can click the product images below to order, click here to shop for AO products on Our Daily Bread Designs website or call our Toll Free Number at 1-877-451-4909.



Here are a few card samples using the sale stamp sets. You can click on the projects for more details on the products used to create the cards.





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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").

Click here to shop for Artistic Outpost products on Our Daily Bread Designs Website!



August 6, 2016

Beyond the Sea

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card using Beyond the Sea along with Ephemera Backgrounds and Grunge Elements by Artistic Outpost from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Summer is in full swing here in the Northeastern United States and I just love the images in the Beyond the Sea stamp set- they remind me of days at the shore and exploring the sandy beaches!



To create the main image panel for this card, I stamped the sentiment, lighthouse and seashells from the Beyond the Sea stamp set with a black archival ink onto white cardstock, used neutral distress inks to watercolor the images and added additional vintage watercolor detail with a water-based calligraphy pen.

I fussy-cut the shells and used the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut the lighthouse.

I created the background by repeatedly stamping the music image from Ephemera Backgrounds onto a piece of ODBD Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper Collection with walnut distress ink, added the Grunge Elements images with distress ink as well and cutting the background into three vertical strips. 

I used the outside frame from the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern Dies to die cut a piece of dark brown cardstock to layer the stamped background strips, mounted the entire panel onto another piece from the ODBD Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper Collection before mounting onto the dark brown card base.

A knotted piece of burlap twine was added along with the hand torn/distressed sentiment and seashells to finish off the card (you cannot see it in the photo, but I used a glitter pen to add sparkle to the seashells).

I hope you have enjoyed my step back into my childhood memories and you have a chance to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps to create a project or card.  If you do so, don't forget to enter your AO artwork in our “Show Us Your AO Art- August Challenge”- please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

August 4, 2016

Today I Am Thankful

I am showcasing the fabulous Harvest, Seed Packets Background and the Grunge Elements stamp sets from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.


The background has been coloured with Color Bursts and then I stamped the Seed Packets Background using Potting Soil and touches of Monarch Orange Archival Inks.


I stamped the children onto card coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, stamping with Potting Soil Archival Ink. I cut out ieach image and then added them to the decorated panel and added a piece of circular rusty wire to spotlight the children, attaching with staples.


I added further background stamping using the background stamps from the Grunge Elements stamp set and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also added the sentiment "Today I Am Thankful" again surrounding it with rusty wire to echo the wire around the children.


I also stamped the children onto the inside of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x

August 2, 2016

Wonder and Think




Hello, Avril here with my weekly inspiration and this time I'm using an image from the Think and Wonder set of rubber stamps.

I started by giving my tag a coat of Gesso and when dry, I used a crackle embossing paste through a Flourish stencil.When it was dry and the cracks had appeared, I used Distress Stains in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce,  Tumbled Glass and Tattered Rose until I was happy with the colour and each time wiping the colour from the embossing

My image and sentiment were stamped in Potting Soil Archival.  I cut the words apart, distressed the edges and then covered each one with Glossy Accents.  The flowers are cut from the Thinlits Tiny Tattered Florals.

August sees the start of a new  Show Us Your Art using Artistic Outpost stamps challenge, so why not ink up - link up -  you could be the lucky winner of a $15 Gift Certificate.

Designer:  Avril Bailey


August 1, 2016

Show Us Your AO Art - August Challenge



We would love for you to share your AO Art with us! Our challenge for the month of August is Anything Goes using Artistic Outpost Stamps. This challenge has no theme, we'd 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 found here. At the end of the month we will randomly draw one winner from all the entries to receive a $15.00 Gift Code good towards your product purchase on Our Daily Bread Designs website. 

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 July Show us your AO Art Challenge, we love to see what you are creating with Artistic Outpost stamps! 

The randomly selected winner from the July Challenge is...


AO Stamps - A Lovely Day

Congratulations Sammy Jean, please email Lisa by 8/15/16 to claim your prize! Please put AO July Winner in the subject line, and Lisa will email you back with details on how to use your Gift Gift Code. 

We have also chosen to highlight the following entries:


AO Products - Cowgirl Strength

AO Products - Kudzu Kafe

Please use this post to leave your links for the Show us your AO Art - August Challenge.  All links must be posted by 8/31/16, 11:55 PM CDT to be eligible for this challenge. The winner will be chosen through a random drawing and will be posted here on the Artistic Outpost Blog, be sure to check back in September to see if you've won.

We are looking forward to seeing your creations using Artistic Outpost images.









July 30, 2016

Live, Laugh, Play

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card using The Golf Club and Grunge Elements from the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release available from Our Daily Bread Designs.



I used the collage advertising stamp from The Golf Club along with Grunge Elements to create the multiple background layers.

The Golf Club male and female golfer images and sentiment were heat embossed as well as fussy-cut (the female golfer was popped up with dimensional foam).

The banners were hand trimmed and the chevron elements were die cut with the ODBD Double Stitched Square Dies.

I just love the vintage images in The Golf Club and think this card would work well for either a guy or gal friend that loves to golf, don't you?

I hope you have been inspired to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps to create a project or card this weekend and it is not too late to enter your AO artwork in our “Show Us Your AO Art- July Challenge”- please click here for details. 

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week!

Designer- JulieGearinger

July 28, 2016

Bottle Cap Fun

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost and today I am showcasing the Bottle Caps Background stamp along with the Paperboy stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.


I began with a piece of white card 4" x 6" which I coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add an aged grungy feel to the background.


I stamped the Paperboy image onto the inked backdrop, created a mask of the boy and then I inked the Bottle Caps Background stamp with Black Archival Ink and stamped onto the background over the Paperboy image and then removed the mask so that the Bottle Caps appear behind the Paperboy. I added a spotlight to the boy, adding an old vintage pocket watch rim around the image. To highlight the boy further I drew around the image with a Stabilo All pencil and then smudged with a waterbrush. I added Live, Laugh, Play to the rim using The Golf Club stamp set, colouring the edges of each word with Fired Brick Distress Ink.


I added splatters of Fired Brick Distress Paint to the background and also included an old bottle cap for added dimension. Scratchy paint lines ground my Paperboy image.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x





July 26, 2016

You Are The Hero


Hello, Avril here with my weekly post and today I'm mixing and matching!

I've used an image from the Generation Redux, background from the Ephemera Backgrounds and a sentiment from the Paperboy set, all available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.

I began by inking my craft sheet with Ground Espresso  ink, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo spray stains, a good spritz of water and then dragged my card stock through.  After drying, I did some random stamping with Walnut stain, using the bubbles and numbers elements from  Generation Redux.

The ledger sheet from the Ephemera backgrounds was stamped in Potting soil Archival and layered with foam tape on a piece of embossed script card, and 'secured' with a piece of burlap.

My main image, stamped with Black Archival is those two handsome guys from Generation Redux.
I stamped the image onto a 'post it' note and masked the guy on the right, before spritzing with Antique Linen distress spray as I wanted him to be my Hero.  I mounted the image with foam pads for some dimension.

The sentiment, again stamped in black and spritzed with Antique linen DS was added with foam pads only to the bottom half.  A scrap of die cut was added for interest.

I hope I've inspired you to ink up your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, as you've still got a few days left to link up to this months 'Show Us Your Art' challenge, where the theme is as always - Anything Goes with AO stamps.  You can find all the details here.

Designer:  Avril Bailey

July 23, 2016

Life is Better with Ice Cream

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing another quick Mixed Media card using Ice Cream Shoppe along with Bottle Caps Background from the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release available on Our Daily Bread Designs website.

I stamped the Ice Cream Shoppe images with gray ink onto white cardstock, colored with water-based markers, fussy cut the images and mounted each onto black cardstock.

I created a quick splattered background using water based markers along with an acetate envelope, then stamped the Bottle Caps Background with gray ink onto the background.

I die cut a square opening in a piece of white cardstock using the ODBD Double Stitched Square Dies and mounted the background panel along with the girl image.

I stamped the sentiment from Ice Cream Shoppe using gray ink and finished off the card by adding the silver cord behind the ice cream cone, a few silver sequins and mounting on layers of pink and black cardstock before adding to the white card base.

Ok, that's it- quick and easy!!  Now, I think I need to go have some ice cream- lol!! 

I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and have fun this week, and if so, don’t forget to come play along and enter your AO artwork into the “July Show Us Your AO Art Challenge” – please click here for details.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

July 21, 2016

Live, Laugh, Play

Today I am showcasing The Golf Club stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.


I have opted for a vintage more muted colour palette this time around for The Golf Club imagery. I begann with a piece of kraft card which I coloured lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; applying the ink to a piece of recycled packaging, spritzing with water and then smooshing the ink across the backdrop and then drying with a heat tool. I distressed the edges of the card with scissors and then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age further.


I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to Tim Holtz Striped Stencil; simply swiping the inkpad directly over the stencil and then spritzed with water and placed the inked stencil onto the background, dabbing with a piece of kitchen towel and I then removed the stencil and dried with a heat tool. I also included a touch of background stamping using the Ephemera Backgrounds stamp set and Black Archival Ink.


I stamped the lady golfer onto a piece of white card which I had coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, cut out the image and then added to the card front. I applied white paint to a lid and then stamped the circle around the golfer to add a spotlight. I also added some torn pieces from the top of my watercolour pad, again coloured lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age. I then added these below the golfer to ground the image. I also included text and the sentiment from The Golf Club stamp set again aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Delicate splatters of white paint lift the design.


I also stamped the lady golfer onto the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x