All good things must come to an end

Sadly today is my last day as a guest designer for Artistic Outpost. I have so enjoyed this experience and I love the stamps and I have made many wonderful friends. Thank you Robyn and everyone at Artistic Outpost for giving me this opportunity.

I thought it only appropriate that my card today include the first stamp set I ever purchased from Artistic Outpost. That set is Happiness.

This is one of my first cards with this gorgeous set. And I do believe it is one of the cards I submitted for guest designer consideration.

So with my exit I thought I would use the same set.

Many of you know I love embossing powder so lots of it here. I dabbed distress inks on to a craft sheet, misted with water then gently placed and twisted my Sparkle Blanc paper. (All papers are from Paper Temptress). Didn't have to dry too long. then I stamped my image from the Happiness plate with Versafine and clear embossed. I then dipped the edges of that in Versamark and dipped in black embossing powder and heat set.

I layered on Pearlescent Venus Violet, (oh my goodness the Pearlescent papers are a MUST HAVE) dipped the edges in Versamark and gold embossing powder and heat set.

I then took the Pearlescent Lunar Blue and dipped the edges in Veramark and purple embossing powder. Then I took a paintbrush with large bristles and dipped in to Versmark and sort of dabbed it all over the card then sprinkled gold embossing powder over it and heat set.

Sounds like a lot but it's really not. You can't go wrong with great images and great paper.'s been a great journey and experience with Artistic Outpost. I will forever remember the experience and forever be a fan of Artistic Outpost stamps. :-)

I hope you will pay them a visit and perhaps you will fall in love too.


Anne said...

Lovely card Debby, they'll miss having you on the team, you create lovely stuff with their stamps

Happy New Year :)

msfreida said...

Oh how I have missed you! Just too much going on at my house, but hopefully things will soon return to normal!

I know AO will miss your FABULOUS talent too! Your work is always so artistically designed that really makes their images come alive. These cards are no exception! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, my friend!

I hope you have a FABULOUS New Year, filled with lots of love and happiness.


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is stunning!

wishing you and yours a very happy, joyous and truly blessed new year.

looking forward to sharing 2010 with you.


SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous cards ... I love their stamps too and have certainly enjoyed your creations.

Danni said...

What wonderful cards!!

Ila said...

Both cards are Gorgeous Debby!!...I love the stamps and the gold embossing!!...Happy New Year!!!...Hugs, Ila

Shar said...

Gorgeous cards, Debby, as always! Here's hoping that we get to have a ton of fun together in 2010!

Kristie said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous!

Holly said...

Just lovely. You are so creative Debby! You just really go to town when you play and try so many techniques and it all comes together perfectly!

Lynne said...

Fabulous cards, the second one is gorgeous love the colours.

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