Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Artistic Outpost Stamps!

Top o' the mornin' to ya! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today, Artistic Outpost is releasing 2 new stamp sets: Steampunk and Lovely Day!

Lovely Day: Inspired by the lovely country side of Holland, this collection features a Dutch bicycle complete with basket, a windmill that looks almost like a photo, but lends itself to coloring nicely, and an adorable little girl who is cradling a bouquet of flowers in her hands. Entire collection includes 9 images including multi-use quotations and sentiments.

SteamPunk: Featuring 10 masculine, Victorian era images, Steampunk is a fun and diverse collection. These stamps will be perfect for an altered, grungy mixed-media piece or a simple "Father Day's" card.

To celebrate this release, Artistic Outpost is featuring 15% off about everything in their store.  Just use coupon code: spring2010_15 at check out.
Coupon Code is only valid through March 31, 2010.

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I used stamps from Steampunk to create this card.  How appropriate for me to have the Minneapolis/St Paul sign!  It's home town.......well, almost.  At least, home state!  This was pretty simple stamping for me.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink for all 3 images stamped on cream card stock.  I added just a touch of Antique Linen around the edges.  The red and plaid papers are from Graphic 45.  Isn't that train awesome? 

And this card uses stamps from Lovely Day.....

I stamped the tullip 3 times across a strip of white paper using Ranger Cranberry and Meadow inks.  I dabbed the inks on the separate color areas, misted the stamp lightly and stamped it.  I then cut a set of masks out of Eclipse tape for the tullips.  I inked the stamp with Meadow and stamped between the first tullips moving the masks as needed.   I wanted to fill in the space with foliage.  I used a water pen to pull the cranberry ink over the white areas of each tullip making them pink rather than white.  I added narrow red strips to each edge as well as the punched lace from a Martha Stewart punch.  At the top I kept some of the punched edge hidden for a narrower trim.  I also stamped the tullip over the pink card front using Ranger Seashell Pink ink.  The verse is from Artistic Outpost's Bluebird set.   I added a green ribbon and bow.  
My only thing green for St. Patrick's Day! 

I hope you get a chance to check out what the rest of the Artistic Outpost Design Team created with these new stamps.  I'm sure you'll be inspired!

You can also check out the Artistic Outpost Gallery for more inspiration!


Lynn Stevens said...

Love your samples Judy and enjoyed reading about your surprize party, What wonderful friends!

Rein said...

Great masculine card, love the vintage look!

Cathy said...

Judy, Your cards are gorgeous. I love the tulips on the long card.

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful! The train card is one of my faves in the gallery.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great masculine card using SteamPunk. Love the colors and masking you did with the flowers from A Lovely Day.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

such a lovely creative use of the tulip stamp. Just beautiful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love the Steampunk on the plaid, and the tulips are just so sweet!

SmilynStef said...

Your stamping & colors really brought those flowers to life ... and I Love the plaid with the train images. Great cards.