December 3, 2016

Sleigh Ride Fun

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a quick Mixed Media card designed with Artistic Outpost  (AO) stamp sets, Sleigh Ride and Grunge Elements along with the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies and ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 


To create the background, I distressed the edges of a piece of ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper with a distressing tool, sponged vintage photo distress ink over the edges and panel to “age” the paper before layering onto the espresso card base.

I distressed a piece of rose cardstock, stamped the snowflakes from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set with vintage photo distress ink to create a bit of texture, layered onto espresso cardstock and added as a vertical element to the card front.

I stamped the image of the two children from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set with archival ink onto white cardstock, water colored the image with distress inks, stamped the snowflakes around the borders and layered the entire panel onto espresso cardstock.

I added vintage photo distress ink over the entire panel using a stencil brush as well as stamping the large splatter stamp from AO Grunge Elements with vintage photo distress ink to “age” the panel.

I followed the same techniques as above to stamp the sentiment from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set and created the banner by hand.

I mounted the entire layered focal image along with the sentiment, a few snowflakes die cut with the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies and pearls to finish off the card.

I had fun designing this mixed media card and I hope I have 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- I hope all of you have a wonderful week!


Designer- JulieGearinger

November 29, 2016

Cold and Frosty


Hello, Avril here today and I'm using the Woodland Scene image from Midwinter again, this time with the intention of creating a very frosty look to my card.

The image was stamped onto white card stock with Watering Can Archival and I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink for shading of the sky and snowy hills, addding a sprinkling of Chunky White Embossing enamel  to look like falling snow.
The sentiment, stamped in Silver and heat set with Silver EP is from the Snowy Woods stamp plate.

The base card was a little experiment - I picked some evergreen branches, laid them on white card stock and sprayed Tumbled Glass Spray stain over.  After drying naturally, I removed the branches, which had acted as a mask, leaving a lovely white area underneath.  I decided to spray some Brushed Pewter stain, for sparkle, but that was my choice and not necessary.    I used evergreen branches, but you could used any kind of foliage depending on the desired end result.

I hope I've inspired you to get creative with your Artistic Outpost stamp and hopefully you will share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see them.

Thanks for visiting, have a great week.

Designer:  Avril Bailey





November 26, 2016

Snow Much Fun!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a mixed media card designed with Artistic Outpost  (AO) stamp sets, Skating Emporium and Grunge Elements along with the ODBD SnowCrystals Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 



To create the background, I layered walnut stain, brushed corduroy and antiqued bronze distress stains onto a piece of kraft cardstock and once they were dry, added "snow" with the large splatter stamp from AO Grunge Elements stamp set with picket fence distress stain. 

After the panel dried completely, I repeatedly stamped the advertising images from the AO Skating Emporium stamp set with black soot distress ink as well as the snowflakes with walnut stain distress ink.

I distressed the edges with a distressing tool, stitched the panel onto a piece of vanilla cardstock and added the crochet lace with black satin ribbon and pearls before mounting onto the black card front.

I added a layer of brushed corduroy distress stain onto another piece of kraft cardstock, stamped the focal scene image from the AO Skating Emporium stamp set onto the panel with black soot distress ink and used the large splatter stamp again from the  AO Grunge Elements stamp set with picket fence distress stain for the "snow effect".

I trimmed the scenic panel, mounted onto black cardstock (that I had embossed the AO Skating Emporium stamp set sentiment with winter white embossing powder) before mounting onto vanilla cardstock with dimensional foam.

I heat embossed the skating couple and skates from the AO Skating Emporium stamp set with black embossing powder onto kraft cardstock, fussy-cut the images and mounted onto black cardstock before fussy-cutting again (this gives the images stability) and added the images to the card front with dimensional foam.

I die cut the two small snowflakes using the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies from vanilla cardstock, add to the card front with pearls in the centers and applied shimmer with a clear glitter pen to finish off the card. 

I had fun designing this mixed media card and I hope I have 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- I hope all of you have a wonderful week!

Designer- JulieGearinger

November 22, 2016

Enjoy the Beauty of the Season


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing the lovely Midwinter set of stamps, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

My snowy scene was stamped onto white cardstock with Black Archival ink and I added Clear EP just over the stream, as I wanted to create an icy look to this.   After heat setting the EP,  I lightly coloured the stream with a watery wash of Weathered Wood Distress ink.  I rubbed Frosted Lace stickles all over the image with my finger, this gives a very subtle sparkle  when dry. I then used a glue pen and white fine glitter, to define the hills and snowy banks.

I used Kraft card for the base and stamped the pine branch with white pigment ink and heat set with white EP,  I also sprinkled on some chunky embossing enamel.  I added some very old glitter/flock powder for texture and sparkle to the branches.  There's also a layer in there that was covered with the chunky enamel to look like snow.

To complete, the sentiment was stamped with white and heat set  and those cute little pine cone embellishments were collected on a recent walk.

Although I have intended this as a Christmas card, it could also be used to just Celebrate the Season, be that Autumn or Winter, depending on what colour inks you use.

We would love you to show us what you create using your Artistic Outpost stamps, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see them.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great week.

Designer:  Avril Bailey

November 19, 2016

The Harvest You Reap

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a mixed media card designed with the Artistic Outpost stamp sets, Harvest, Seed Packets Background and Grunge Elements, all available at Our Daily Bread Designs



To create the background, I repeatedly stamped images from the AO Grunge Elements stamp set onto soft yellow and olive green cardstock with brown and olive distress ink.

I used a sewing machine to stitch the layers onto chocolate cardstock and added the knotted hemp twine before mounting the panel onto the white card base.

To create the focal image panel, I stamped the AO Seed Packets Background onto white cardstock with embossing ink and heat embossed with dark brown embossing powder.

Once the powder cooled, I colored the image with a water brush and distress inks, trimmed the image, distressed the edges, added crackle texture paste using a honeycomb stencil, mounted the distressed panel onto chocolate cardstock before adding to the card front with dimensional foam.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the AO Harvest stamp set using dark brown embossing powder onto white cardstock, distressed the edges as well as using the large splatter image from AO Grunge Elements with brown distress ink and mounted onto dark brown cardstock before adding to the card front with dimensional foam.

I had fun designing this mixed media card and I hope I have 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 fabulous week!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

November 15, 2016

Autumn Bike Ride

Hello, Avril here today using image and sentiment from A Lovely Day.

I stamped the bicycle and sentiment with Black Archival ink and heat set with Clear EP before starting to colour the background with Autumnal toned Distress inks.

I then stamped the leaf element from Generation Redux in Vintage Photo DI, I also built up a leafy path by using the leaf with Ground Espresso DI.  I also stamped and fussy cut 2 from spare card, as an embellishment, these were coated  with Glossy Accents and tied to the top with twine.

We would love you to show us what you create with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, so why not share with us on the Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see them.

Thanks for your visit today, have a great week

Designer:  Avril Bailey


November 12, 2016

Merry Christmas- A Winter Walk with Snow Crystals

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Christmas card designed with Artistic Outpost  (AO) stamp sets, Winter Walk, Sleigh Ride and Grunge Elements along with ODBD FiligreeFrames Dies, ODBD Snow Crystals Dies and ODBD Christmas Collection 2013 6x6Paper Pad (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).




I decided to use an embossing technique known as “Cracked Glass” to create the panel with the AO Winter Walk image. This technique has been around for a while but I have only tried it a few times before and love the way that it looks like antique glass.

To create the cracked glass panel, I stamped the AO Winter Walk image onto white cardstock using a slate gray distress ink, then I colored the image with water based markers and re-stamped over the initial stamping, continuing to color and re-stamp to build up the color.  


I then applied embossing ink over the entire panel, added glassy glaze embossing powder, heat set and built up two more layers of the embossing ink and glassy glaze embossing powder.

Once the embossing powder cooled a bit, I put the panel in the freezer for a few minutes, then gently bent the panel to create the “cracked glass” effect.  


I added the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set using the large splatter image from the AO Grunge Elements stamp set for a bit of distressing.

I created the background panel with a few pieces of ODBD Christmas Collection 2013 Paper, added a bit of distressing to the taupe panel with AO Grunge Elements corner stamp before mounting both onto espresso cardstock, adding taffeta ribbon and mounting the layered background onto the cherry cardstock base.

I die cut and embossed the largest die from the ODBD Filigree Frames Diesadded the cracked glass focal image along with the sentiment and mounted onto the card front with dimensional foam.

I created the snowflakes with the new ODBD Snow Crystals Dies, used a clear glitter pen to add shimmer and finished off the card with pearls.

I had a great time designing this Christmas card and I hope I have 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 great week!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

November 8, 2016

Vintage Cocoa


Hello, Avril here today,  with a card using an image from the Think and Wonder set of stamps.

My gorgeous Cocoa boy was stamped with Potting Soil onto white card, I distressed this with Antique Linen,  Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso distress inks.

The background tag was dipped in a mix of Broken China, Antique Linen and Ground Espresso inks, with more Broken china ink applied to the edges when it was dry.

The base layer was also dipped into the same inks that had been diluted slightly.  When this was dry, I used Potting soil Archival ink to stamp the ledger from the Ephemera Backgrounds, along with the numbers and the grungy dots stamp from Generation Redux.

There's also some stenciled dots and washi tape for interest.


I added the sentiment from the Think and Wonder set.

We would love to see what you create with your Artistic Outpost stamps, so please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for visiting, have a creative week.

Designer:  Avril Bailey


November 5, 2016

Rather Be On My Farm

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, with a quick Mixed Media card using the Seed Packets Background, Harvest and Grunge Elements stamp sets from the Artistic Outpost by Our Daily Bread Designs.


I started by heat embossing the AO Seed Packets Background image onto a piece of white cardstock with white embossing powder.  

Once the embossing powder cooled, I colored the image with water based markers, wiping off the excess color, adding vintage photo distress ink and spritzing with water.

I stamped the AO Grunge Elements large splatter stamp with vintage photo distress ink, trimmed the panel and mounted onto dark brown and suede cardstock.

I added the hemp twine with the bow along with the layered heat embossed sentiment from the AO Harvest stamp set with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I had fun designing this card and hope I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project this week!  If so, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page- we would love to see your creations!

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Designer- JulieGearinger

November 1, 2016

You Should.


Hello, Avril here today with another tag using the Diesel Punk stamp plate, but this time with a feminine twist.

I began by blending Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender and Bundled Sage inks on my craft sheet, spritzed with water and dipped my tag.  When it was dry, I stamped the small swirl from the Serenity set with Bundled Sage to create some background interest.   I then used an embossing folder along the top edge and picked out the raised embossing with ink.

I stamped my main image onto white card stock and fussy cut, and lightly coloured her.

I used one of the sentiments from Think and Wonder, cut apart, and then added 'Live Laugh Play' from the Golf Club set and again cut this apart.  All stamp sets can be obtained from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I hope I've inspired you to mix and match your Artistic Outpost stamps, if so, we would love to see what your create, so please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for your visit, have a creative week.

Designer:  Avril Bailey

October 29, 2016

Life is Better

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with Artistic Outpost  stamp sets, Ice Cream Shoppe, Bottle Caps Background and Grunge Elements along with ODBD Tag Trio Dies, ODBD Bitty Borders Dies and ODBD Mini Bow Die (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create the background panel, I stamped the AO Bottle Caps Background image with archival black ink onto white cardstock, trimmed the panels between the bottle caps and colored the central panel with red, green and turquoise water based markers.

I used a water brush with vintage photo distress ink to age the three panels and stamped the large splatter image from AO Grunge Elements with vintage photo distress ink as well.

I toned down the two outer panels with picket fence distress stain and layered the panels onto white and black cardstock.

I repeated the same steps as in the outer panels above to create the background for the tag, die cut the panel with the ODBD Tag Trio Dies and mounted onto another die cut from black cardstock.

I cut three banners for the lower part of the tag with the ODBD Bitty Borders Dies- one from turquoise, one from black and one from bright green cardstock, layering each so a bit of the color will show behind the tag.

I stamped the girl image from AO Ice Cream Shoppe with archival black ink onto white cardstock, colored with water-based markers, fussy-cut and mounted onto black cardstock to fussy-cut again before adding to the tag.

The bright green bow was die cut with the ODBD Mini Bow Die and a turquoise button was added to the center and once the bow was added to the tag, the entire tag was mounted onto the card front with dimensional foam.

The sentiment from AO Ice Cream Shoppe was heat embossed onto black cardstock with white embossing powder, trimmed by hand and mounted onto the tag.

I added a bit of shimmer with a clear glitter pen to the ice cream cone and colorful bottle caps to finish off the card (hard to see the shimmer in the photo).

I had a great time creating this fun card and I hope I have 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 love to see your creations!

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

Designer- Julie Gearinger

October 25, 2016

Magic in the Air!


Hello, Avril here today with a little fun Halloween tag that I've attached to some chocolate treats.

On an inky background tag I stamped the text from the Paperboy set of stamps - pretending that this is the magic spell!

I stamped the quote from the Quotes and Quotables with Black Archival and heat set with Clear EP before cutting apart. I then edged these with Silver EP.

I used the little guy from the Diesel Punk stamp plate colouring him with Distress inks and adding some silver self adhesive stars to his 'cloak'.  As a little 'fun'  embellishment I made a Magicians 'wand' from a scrap of black card, and dipping the end into silver EP.

Before attaching my elements I edged the tag with silver EP and sprinkled some over the inky surface before heat setting and then added a couple more self adhesive stars.

All stamps used can be obtained from Our Daily Bread Designs.

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

Thanks for your visit, have a great week.

Designer:  Avril Bailey





October 22, 2016

Live, Laugh, Play- The Game of Golf

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a fun card using the Artistic Outpost stamp sets, The Golf Club and Grunge Elements along with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 


To create the background panel, I repeatedly stamped the background collage image from AO The Golf Club stamp set with black soot distress ink onto taupe cardstock, spritzed it with a bit of water, allowed the panel to dry and stamped the corner splatter stamp from AO Grunge Elements stamp set with taupe ink over the edges.

I distressed the edges of the background panel, added the two strips of black satin ribbon, mounted the distressed panel onto black cardstock, distressed the edges of the black cardstock layer with the distressing tool before mounting onto the white card base.

For the focal image panel, I stamped the background collage stamp from AO The Golf Club stamp set with archival black ink onto white cardstock, watercolored with taupe, tangerine and emerald ink, added additional distressing with the corner splatter stamp from AO Grunge Elements stamp set  before trimming and mounting onto black cardstock.

I stamped the golfer images from AO The Golf Club stamp set with archival black ink, fussy-cut the images, mounted each onto black cardstock and fussy-cut again before adhering to the focal image panel.

I stamped the sentiment from AO The Golf Club stamp set with archival black ink onto white cardstock, die cut and embossed with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, mounted onto black cardstock, trimmed and mounted onto the focal image panel with dimensional foam.

I added the entire layered focal image panel with dimensional foam to the card front to finish off the card.

Again, I hope I have 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-  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Designer- JulieGearinger

October 18, 2016

Autumn Friends


Hello, Avril here today with another Autumn card using the leftover piece from last weeks inky session.  Again I used the leaf from the Generation Redux elements on the base layer.

My background image uses the field scene from Serenity again. This time, by placing my 'girls' from the Paperboy set of stamps, which had been fussy cut and coloured, in front of the tree, it makes the background look like a different setting.

My Autumn banner was cut from the leftover inky card using the Pennant Row Dies, all products can be found on Our Daily Bread Designs website.

My little autumn embellishments were picked on a recent walk in the woods nearby.

I hope I've inspired you to mix and match your Artistic Outpost stamps and see the endless possibilities to create, and if so, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see them.

Thanks for your visit, have a great week,

Designer:  Avril Bailey

October 14, 2016

By The Seeds You Plant

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a fun card using the Artistic Outpost  stamp sets, Seed Packets Background , Harvest and Grunge Elements along with the ODBD Fun and FancyFolds Z-Fold Card, ODBD Tag Trio Dies and ODBD Blooming Garden Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


Using the ODBD Fun and Fancy Folds Kraft Z-Fold card as the guide, I measured the sides, center panel and front and cut pieces from the ODBD Blooming Garden Collection 6x6 Paper (fussy-cutting the shovel/planting pot image before cutting the pieces), distressed the edges and mounted all onto black cardstock before adhering to the Z-Fold card base.

I stamped the AO Seed Packets Background as well as the sentiment and the farmer image from ODBD Harvest with ground espresso distress ink onto sand cardstock, watercolored the the AO Seed Packets Background  image with distress inks and die cut with the ODBD Tag Trio Dies.

I also die cut a piece of black cardstock with the ODBD Tag Trio Dies, split the black tag in half to layer behind the stamped AO Seed Packets Background tag, added the antique brad with the hemp twine and mounted the fussy-cut gardening image.


I trimmed the AO Harvest sentiment and farmer image, mounted onto black cardstock and added distressing with the large splatter stamp from AO Grunge Elements.

I finished off the card by adding a bit of hemp twine with a bow around the bottom edge of the center step and adhered the tag, farmer image along with the sentiment with dimensional foam.

I hope I have 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 love to see your creations!

Thanks again for taking the time to visit us and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Designer- JulieGearinger