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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Artistic Outpost September Release

Today is release day for Artistic Outpost.  I was so excited and pleased to receive this lovely stamp plate in my mailbox.


This is the September release called Sleigh Ride from Artistic Outpost. I love that it  has the lovely images of children in their holiday finery.  I also love that it includes some favorites of mine (snowflakes, trees, pinecones) as well as beautiful sentiments.


These stamps are available both as an unmounted sheet of red rubber measuring 8.5" x 5.5" or  mounted on EZMount clingfoam, pre-trimmed, and stored on a printed cling card.

I was inspired to create a lovely ornament using the children:

The picture was taken with the ornament against a lovely burgandy colored paper to showcase the white transparent layer and gold snowflakes.

Recipe:
Cut the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis from gold cardstock. With the Fleur De Lis die cut I find it really helpful to place wax paper between the die and the paper you are cutting. It helps when it comes time to pull the paper out of the die.  The other big advantage is you end up with a beautiful snowflake in wax paper which looks very much like vellum! 

Layer the snowflakes on top of each other on an angle to show both snowflakes. 

Stamp the children on white cardstock  using versamark watermark ink. Heat emboss using Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder. Cut  a 2 1/2 inch circle around the top of your embossed image.  Sponge the edges using Versafine Toffee and Memento Rich Cocoa.

Add a few Memory Box gold pearls as accents and  a little ribbon for the hoop and you have a beautiful Christmas ornament or tag.

The design team has created some really beautiful projects and cards which you can go see in the Artistic Outpost Gallery. The design team is also sharing fabulous projects on their blogs:  

Have a lovely day!

Suzz

22 comments:

  1. You could do an entire tree with these pretty ornaments!

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  2. What a pretty vintage ornament! Love the simplicity of colors!

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  3. These would make stunning ornaments! Love the vintage images! And thanks for sharing about the waxed paper--it does look like vellum!

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  4. lovely way to display that image Suzz.

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  5. Stunning Suzz. Thanks for the tip about the wax paper. Must try that.

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  6. Wonderful vintage ornament using the new Sleigh Ride set. The spellbinder die is just perfect, and the transparent layer and gems really add to the beauty!

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  7. beautiful stamps and ahhh... such a gorgeous ornament!! i LOVE it, Sue!

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  8. Wow, that die cut makes such a cool snowflake ... and thanks so much for the vellum tip ... fabulous holiday project.

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  9. S-a-w-e-e-t! Beautiful showcase, luv the image in the nestie, and thanks for the waxpaper tip! hugz

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  10. Suzanne...the ornament is an genius design...and love the look of wax paper..thanks for all the tips on how to make this ornament..
    You are a wonderful addtion to the disign team.
    connie paxman

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  11. I love that image in the ornament. What a great idea. Thanks for the info on the wax paper. Absolutely beautiful project.

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  12. Great vintage images and a fabulous ornament. Stunning!!

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  13. Lovely ornament Suzanne! Thanks for the tip on the wax paper. My cardstock always gets stuck in that die. :)

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  14. You've shown off those sweet children beautifully, Sue! That is one gorgeous set!

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  15. Love the transparency piece layered against the gold, what a wonderful contrast of colors!

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  16. Oh Suzzanne this is so pretty. Love that you made an ornament. This is such a cute stamp set. :)

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  17. What a super creative idea, Suz! That vellum is lovely, it adds such a soft touch to an amazing ornament! Love the gold accents as well, all makes for a wonderfully elegant project!

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  18. Oh wow! What gorgeous stamps, these are going on my wish list for sure. Love what you did with it.

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  19. That's a gorgeous stamp set and I love the wonderful Christmas ornament you created!

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  20. will you make me enough of these to fill my whole tree???? Thank you...

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