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July 25, 2012

Christmas in July with Artistic Outpost

Have you started your 2012 Holiday cards yet? Artistic Outpost is helping you get a jump start on your Holiday card creating with the release of their MidWinter plate.  This collection features a scenic snow drift and seasonal flora and fauna, these stamps have been designed to be versatile beyond the holiday season.

I created two cards to share with you today using images and sentiments from the MidWinter plate.

Artistic Outpost - stamps MidWinter, pattern paper Bo Bunny www.lisasomerville.com
My first card features the log cabin image.  The image is stamped in Coffee Archival on Vanilla card stock, then colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils.  I added some clouds to the background using Ranger Distress ink, sponging around a scallop edge.  All panels including the BoBunny pattern paper are sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost MidWinter
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Vanilla, Espresso, Baja Breeze
Other - Bo Bunny Snowfall Pattern Paper, Ink Blending Tool, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils

Artistic Outpost - stamps MidWinter, pattern paper My Minds Eye www.lisasomerville.com
 I'm sure my regular blog readers are shocked, again a card with no Black layers!  Here I've used the beautiful cardinal image, stamping in Coffee Archival on Vanilla, then coloring with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils.  The image is cut with Spellbinders Circle Dies, then layered on an Espresso Circle panel.  All patten paper is from My Minds Eye.  To embellish I added a Vintage Walnut Brown Seam Binding Bow, some Pinecone trim from Hobby Lobby and a tag using the Yuletide Greetings sentiment from the MidWinter plate.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost MidWinter
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Vanilla, Espresso
Other - Vintage Walnut Brown Seam Binding, Big Shot, Staedtler Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Pinecone Trim, Glue Dots, My Minds Eye Pattern Paper, Ink Blending Tool, Spellbinders Circle Dies

For more inspiration using the new Artistic Outpost MidWinter plate, be sure to visit the other Designers blogs:

Gerrie JohnnicSuzanne CzosekTracy Evans * Linda Coughlin

Thanks for stopping by!
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Yvonne Garner said...

Oh how gorgeous Lisa! I love both of your cards and the plate of stamps are just stunning!. Bravo! Yvonne

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Very gorgeous...the both of them! I love your snowflake background! The embellies are so cute...tiny pinecone! These AO stamps are fab...off to order!

Words and Pictures said...

Beautiful cards. I just love the cabin - stamp, sentiment and those beautiful background papers. Just lovely!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

I love the golden tones on both cards. The papers set the tones for your beautiful images. Beautiful cards!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful cards Lisa I love the warm tones for Christmas and the papers you have used are stunning and combine so well with the images. Love them. Tracy x x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful tones on your scene, and love the cardinal!

Terry said...

Both are stunning, Lisa! Love the vintage feel! Great stamp release! Stay cool!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

These are absolutely lovely, Lisa! The sepia tones are so perfect for these images and so is the paper you chose. Terrific embellishments too. Stunning work on this release!


Alexandra said...

These cards are gorgeous. I love the warm vintage colours, lovely embellishments too. These new stamps are another set I NEED!

Pam said...

These cards are fabulous! I especially love the cardinal one.

Confiseries Papier said...

Both cards are just beautiful! Love them.

Basement Stamper said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous, and I see you used those adorable mini pinecones and berries on your card too. And what??? No BLACK??? No way!

Auntie Em said...

Your antique looking cards are gorgeous! I love the soft and subtle colours with the images you used and the pretty paper to go with them. Beautiful work! :)

Primitive Seasons said...

Hi Lisa! The first card in this post is just so gorgeous. You did a beautiful job. I think Mid Winter is a set I will have to get. Have a Merry CHRISTmas!


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