March 28, 2017

Roses in Paris


Hello,  Avril here today and I've got another card to show using the Roses in Paris collage stamp  from Artistic Outpost.

I've been playing with the Distress Oxide inks again to make my background, this time I only used Vintage Photo Oxide ink.  My Roses in Paris image was stamped in Black Archival onto my inky piece of card and fussy cut around the border.  I coloured the roses and leaves with water colours.

The base card was stamped with the Music Script from Ephemera Backgrounds, again using Vintage Photo Oxide.  I also blended the ink lightly onto the card and lightly spritzed with water to achieve a soft vintage look.

If you've been creating 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.

Thanks for calling in and I hope you have a great creative week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

March 25, 2017

Parisian Thanks

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a fun Mixed Media card designed with the Roses in Paris background stamp along ODBD Custom Dies- Bitty Blossoms and Thanks (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 


For the background, I heat embossed the Roses in Paris image using white embossing powder onto white cardstock and added color with water-based markers (wiping each off carefully before adding a new color) followed by sponging green and brown distress inks over the entire surface.  I also added a bit of splatter with plain water (dipping my fingers into the water and flicking onto the paper).

The background image was carefully cut along the jagged edge before mounting onto white cardstock , trimming and layering with an olive green cardstock.   

I finished off the card by adding the Thanks Die sentiment along with the Bitty Blossoms Dies for the flowers. *** FYI *** The Thanks Die was die cut three times- once from gold foil and layered onto two dies cut from purple cardstock to add a bit more dimension.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have been inspired to create a project of your own this week!

If you do have chance to create something using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, please don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

March 21, 2017

1818 Eau de Parfum


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing another card made with the Eau de Parfum stamp from Artistic Outpost.

My image was stamped onto a background made with Broken China and Vintage photo Distress Oxide inks.  I pressed the inkpads onto my craft mat and spritzed with lots of water, then dipped the card into the watery inks and dried between layers of ink.  I used pencils to add pops of colour to the flowers.

The base card uses just the Broken China Oxide ink.

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

Thanks for  calling in, and  have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer


March 18, 2017

Paris in Spring

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with the Eiffel Collage background stamp along Grunge Elements and ODBD Custom Dies- Circles and Pierced Circles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs)


This was a fairly easy card to create- stamp the Eiffel Collage background image on two pieces of white cardstock and watercolor with markers.

Fussy cut one of the Eiffel Collage images around the outside edge before cutting it into thirds and distress the edges with a distressing tool.  Mount the three panels onto black cardstock, “age” the paper with vintage photo distress ink and splash a bit of water onto the background to add additional distressing.

Die cut the girl/dove image using the Circles Dies from the other Eiffel Collage panel and mount onto a circle of black cardstock (die cut and embossed with the Pierced Circles Dies).
 
Sponge the white card base with vintage photo distress ink and stamp the splatter image from Grunge Elements onto the edge using black soot distress ink.

Mount the layered panel onto the card front and adhere the circle die cut image with dimensional foam.

Use an extra fine white paint pen to add a few highlights to the flower centers and a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the Eiffel Tower as well as the flower petals.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have been inspired to create a project of your own this week!

If you do have chance to create something using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

March 14, 2017

Eau De Parfum


Hello, Avril here today with a card using the Eau de Parfum  stamp.

The image was stamped with Black Archival and coloured with watercolours.  I distressed the background with Antique Linen Distress ink.

I stamped the image again and fussy cut the bottle adding colour before coating it with Glossy Accents.

The background paper is from the Vagabond Treasures paper pad and I've also added one of the Beautiful Borders, die cut from cream card.

Don't forget, if you create anything with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, we would love to see what you've made, so why not share with us at our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for calling in and have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer


March 13, 2017

Save 25% off all Artistic Outpost Products - 3 Days Only!


STOCK UP on all of the Artistic Outpost stamp sets, paper collections and custom dies on your Wish List during our 3 Day Sale

During this sale, ALL Artistic Outpost stamp sets, custom dies and paper pad collections are 25% off the regular prices, no coupon code is needed to shop this sale, the sale price will be reflected in your shopping cart.  (Sorry, no rain checks, retail customers only.)

The Artistic Outpost 25% Off Sale ends Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:00 PM EDT, shop early for the best selection! 


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To inspire you, we have included a few samples of projects created with Artistic Outpost stamp sets. Click on the projects below for more details on the products the designers used on their projects.













For more inspiration using Artistic Outpost stamp sets custom dies and paper collections, visit our Gallery, Pinterest Boards and Facebook page.




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March 11, 2017

Eau de Parfum- A Touch O' Green and Gold

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a quick  Mixed Media card designed with the Eau de Parfum background stamp along with ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 

Since St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, I decided to add a touch of green and gold in celebration :-)

To create this card, I stamped the Eau de Parfum background stamp with archival black ink onto white cardstock and colored the image with watercolor pencils, water-based markers as well as a gold and white paint pen.

I also added frost white shimmer paint to the flower petals as well used a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the perfume bottle (sorry, it is difficult to see the shimmer in the photo).

I finished off the card by fussy-cutting around the jagged edge of the stamped image, layering onto black cardstock before layering again onto a piece of emerald cardstock that was die cut and embossed using the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies.

Quick and easy for sure!  I had fun coloring this pretty image and since it does not have too many layers, it should not require additional postage- yea!!

Please don't forget, if you have chance to create a project of your own using any of 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 I hope all of you have a wonderful week! 

Designer- Julie Gearinger

March 7, 2017

Eiffel Collage


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing a card using one of the February New Release - Eiffel Collage.

I stamped the image with black Archival ink, distressed with Vintage Photo and coloured the focal part of the image with water colours.  For some extra dimension, I stamped the image again and fussy cut only the flowers, coloured, shaped and added these with foam tape.

I used one of the pretty papers from the Blushing Rose Collection for my base card and added in a stamped Postcard heading from Ephemera Backgrounds.

I hope I've encouraged you to ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps and start creating, and if so, we would love to see what you make, so please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week.

Avril Bailey  :  Designer

March 4, 2017

Eau de Parfum

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with the Eau de Parfum background stamp along with ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Rectangles and Beautiful Borders (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create this card, I heat embossed the Eau de Parfum background stamp with brown embossing powder onto vanilla cardstock, used water based markers to watercolor the image along with distress inks to "age" the paper.

I die cut a soft plum cardstock using the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, split the die cut in the middle and layered onto dark purple cardstock along with the vanilla die cut border (from the ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies) and purple ribbon before adding the main focal image panel.

I used an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the flowers and added a few pearls to finish off the card.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I hope this card has inspired you to create something this weekend with your Artistic Outpost stamps, and if so, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

February 28, 2017

Roses in Paris


Hello, Avril here today featuring a card from the February New Release Roses in Paris.

I started by stamping the image with Black Archival and then stamped it again with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and fussy cut the birds.

I shaded the image with Distress inks, Antique Linen and Broken China before colouring the leaves and flowers with inks, then attached my blue birds.

The base card was stamped with the Music Script from the Ephemera Backgrounds using Broken China DI and then I used the same ink to lightly distress. The image, matted onto a fussy cut black layer of card was then attached to the base card.

Don't forget, if you get creative using your Artistic Outpost Rubber stamps, we would love to see it, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week

Avril Bailey  :  Designer


February 27, 2017

FREE Shipping - 3 Days Only!


To thank you for your continued support of Our Daily Bread DesignsNorth Coast Creations and Artistic Outpost, we are having a 3 Day FREE SHIPPING Sale on ALL US orders!  Please note that our Free Shipping offer is only valid on orders placed via Our Daily Bread Designs website.

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Our Free Shipping special ends on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11:00 PM EST. (Limited to stock on hand, US Retail Customers only).

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February 25, 2017

Eiffel Collage

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a fun Mixed Media card designed with the February 2017 release background stamp, Eiffel Collage along with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


Using the largest die from the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, I die cut and embossed a piece of white cardstock, layered it onto the bright pink card front and mounted the entire panel onto the white card base.

I heat embossed the Eiffel Collage background stamp with black embossing powder on a piece of white cardstock and clear embossing powder on a piece of black cardstock.

I used distress inks and water-based markers to watercolor the image on the white cardstock, fussy-cut the images and layered all onto the clear embossed black image with dimensional foam.

I used an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the flowers to finish off the card.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! If you have chance to create a project of your own using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

February 24, 2017

Eau De Parfum

Thank you for stopping by on this last Friday in February! Today I will share with you another card I created using Eau De Parfum from the new release along with Beautiful Borders Die from ODBD.
This started with the stamp being inked with Archival Inks Coffee, Watering Can and Jet Black randomly. I then inked over the entire stamped image with Distress Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap around the edges and Ground Espresso. Next I spattered on some ink drops and then water colored various areas using Spun Sugar. The Beautiful Border Die was inked over with the colors and added for an extra layer of interest along with a little rose bouquet. All edges were distressed and a little Black Soot added to the corners.

Hope you have a most wonderful weekend!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

February 21, 2017

Eau De Parfum and Lace


Hello, Avril here today and I'm sharing a card using one of the background stamps from last weeks Artistic Outpost's New Release,  Eau De Parfum .   A beautiful collaged effect that didn't need any masking and layering.

I stamped the image onto pearl card with Black Archival and heat dried the image just to make sure the ink wouldn't smudge when I coloured and distressed it with inks.

I used the Beautiful Borders die for the 'lace'.   Cutting 4 pieces, I trimmed and matched the corners to fit the image, before layering onto a piece of darker pearl card.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope I've inspired you to create with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, and if so, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see what you make.

Have a great week,

Designer:  Avril Bailey









February 18, 2017

Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to those who took the time to leave comments on our Designers Blogs for our February Release Post and Blog Hop!  

Congratulations to the Electa who was randomly selected from Julie's Blog. You have won a $15 Gift Code to the ODBD Website.  Please email Lisa by March 4, 2017to claim your gift code, be sure to put AO February Winner in the subject line and Lisa will email you back with details on how to use your gift code.


From Julie's Blog:
Electra said...
I love the embossing on the black and the rich colours in these!

Roses In Paris

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a quick Mixed Media card designed with the February 2017 release Roses in Paris background stamp along with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create this card, I stamped the Roses in Paris background stamp with embossing ink onto a piece of white card stock and heat embossed the image with black embossing powder.

I used distress inks and water-based markers to watercolor the image and fussy-cut around the edge.

I used the largest die from the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies to die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock, layered with black cardstock and mounted the entire panel onto the white card base.

I added the fussy cut Roses In Paris image and used a white paint pen to add highlights to the lamp and flowers.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! If you have chance to create a project of your own using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

February 17, 2017

Eiffel Collage!

Happy Friday to all of you! Did you see the incredible NEW RELEASE with so much Paris goodness? Well if you missed it, just click the link above to see Eau De Parfume, Eiffel Collage and Roses in Paris!
Today I am sharing a card using the Eiffel Collage and what a beautiful background stamp it is. I first stamped card stock using VersaMark and clear embossed. Next I inked over the entire surface with Distress Black Soot, ironed off the embossed ink.
I did stamp the image a second time using Archival Black, heat set and then watered colored the images. I did mask off the doves to keep them nice and clean. The stamps were stamped in Archival Red Geranium and Sky Blue. All were fussy cut and adhered with gel medium.
Have a most wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting today!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

February 15, 2017

Artistic Outpost February New Releases and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost February 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 February 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 three background stamps.  These stamps measure 5" x 3-3/4" and can be stamped or heat embossed, adding pops of color to accent the images.



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 February 17, 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 February 18th, be sure to check back to see if you have won! 

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


  Avril 








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February 14, 2017

Cross the Ocean


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing a card made with images from The Captain set of stamps.

My background was stenciled using Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress inks, then repeatedly stamped and masked with the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds .

The main image from The Captain was stamped with Black Archival and coloured with distress inks. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with Clear EP.

An assortment of gears from the Steampunk Gears Dies were cut with foil card and then coloured with Alcohol inks.

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

Thanks for calling in,
Avril Bailey  -  Designer

February 11, 2017

Boundless Sea Dreams

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing another Mixed Media card designed with the January 2017 Artistic Outpost Release stamp set, The Captain and the new Steampunk Gears DiesVagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad along with the previously released stamp sets, Grunge Elements and Ephemera Backgrounds (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create this card, I stamped the youth image from AO The Captain stamp set with archival black ink onto vanilla cardstock, used distress inks to watercolor for an “antique” finish and matted onto black cardstock.

The background was created with the Ephemera Backgrounds ledger stamp along with the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements and the compass and anchor from The Captain.

Two patterns from the Vagabond Treasures Collection Paper Pad were used to create the vertical and horizontal elements of the design and the sentiment is from The Captain stamp set.

All the panels were layered onto black cardstock and a few of the gears were added from the Steampunk Gears Dies to finish off the card.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I really enjoy creating cards with a vintage style, there is something therapeutic to me when I get to watercolor and distress- lol!  

If you have chance to create a project of your own using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger