Merry Christmas

Hello Fellow Crafters;

Hump day is here again, and another week will soon be over.  This also means that school is approaching in approximately two weeks, which also means that we are approaching the end of the month.

For my last post of this month, I have used a Stampendous stamp called “Classic Santa“.  I used Polar White Flower Soft for the trim on Santa’s hat, and sleeve cuffs as well as on the bear’s hat. The clear Zig of Wink of Stella was used to go over Santa’s bag as well as the black image around the Santa image.

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Supplies used:

  • Stamp:  Class Santa (Stampendous)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  X-Press It Blending Cardstock, DP – Rejoice (BoBunny) from my stash
  • Spellbinders: A2 Matting Basics A
  • Copic Markers:
    • Tree & Mistletoe: YG13 – Chartreuse, YG17 – Grass Green
    • Doll: Dress — R81 – Rose Pink, R83 – Rose Mint, Face — E0000 – Floral White, E000 – Pale Fruit Pink, R20 – Blush; Hair — E50 – Egg Shell; E31 – Brick Beige, E21 – Baby Skin Pink
    • Bear:  E30 – Bisque, E31 – Brick Beige, B21 – Baby Blue
    • Boat:  B0000 -Pale Celesine, B000 – Pale Porcelain Blue; E40 – Brick White;
    • Horse:  E31 – Brick Beige, E35 – Chamois, E81 – Ivory
    • Ball:  Y23 – Yellowish Beige, Y21 – Buttercup Yellow
    • Present:  YR04 – Chrome Orange, YR07 – Cadmium Orange;Y11 – Pale Yellow, Y15 – Cadmium Yellow
    • Santa:  Skin: E0000 – Floral White, E000 – Pale Fruit Pink, R20 – Blush; Hair & Beard: C00 – Cool Gray No. 00, C1 – Cool Gray No. 1; Belt:  C7 – Cool Gray No. 7, C9 – Cool Gray No. 9; Coat:  R46 – Strong Red, R29 – Lipstick Red
    • Bag:  E55 – Light Camel, E53 – Raw Silk, E51 – Milky White, E50 – Egg Shell
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:  03 – Red, 11 – Gold, 02 -Pink, 12 – Silver
  • Flower Soft: Polar White
  • Zig Wink of Stella — Clear

Stay tuned for September 1st as OCS will have some exciting news and a brand new challenge.  In the mean time check out Lora’s OCS’s brick & mortar and online stores for some amazing products and prices.

Until then, happy crafting.

Hugs,

SueBerkley_w

Season of Joy

Hi Fellow Crafters;

This is an up to my post from last week, using some new Dreamweaver Stencils from OCS.  I am finding that there is a learning curve for this new technique.  I did discover some things that one should and shouldn’t do.

Season of Joy

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For the Season of Joy Dreamweaver stencil, I used the Pearlescent Dreamweaver Embossing Paste and didn’t add any other mica powders or glitter. I taped the stencil down on a sheet of Spectrum Noir (100 lb weight) paper using removeable scotch tape.  I also think that maybe I should have used a darker cardstock.

For the Tall Poinsettia, that I used last week, this time I used some Translucent Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, and then added some Glitter Ritz using a mask on some areas so that the glitter wouldn’t go where it shouldn’t go. It might have been easier to mix a bit of glitter in the paste.

Tall Poinsettia

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Now for what I discovered that one should do and not do;

  1. Do use removeable scotch tape — the tape has to say removeable, otherwise some paper will come off when you remove it.
  2. Make sure that the stencil is down flat, so that none of the embossing paste will seep through where it shouldn’t
  3. When done, remove the stencil gently, so as not to pull on the paper.  If you leave it on while it dries, it will stick to the paper and when it is removed, the paper will come off with it.
  4. Have a container of with  some soapy water in, so that the stencils can be dropped in and wash.  Once the paste has dried, it is harder to clean the stencils.
  5. I  found that the glitter pastes didn’t work as well.  They seem to be thicker than the embossing pastes, to which some micro powders can be added.

This has been a learning experience, but this is what our creativity is all about.

Make sure you check out Lora’s OCS store for some amazing products and prices.  Also stay tuned for some fun that will start on September 1st.

Until next time, Happy Crafting,

Hugs,

SueBerkley_w

Warmest Holiday Wishes

Hello Fellow Crafters;

As it is hump day, this means that it is Wacky Wednesday.  I tried something new and my cards  didn’t work out way I wanted, so I improvised and will be going back to the drawing board.  I used some new Dreamweaver metal stencils and some glitter paste.  The stencils embossed very well with the Big Shot, but the glitter paste didn’t work out so well, so I used a different media.  I will check out some more youtube videos, figure out what I should have done and post an update next week. After all, our crafting is always a work in progress.

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Supplies used:

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If would like to try these Dreamweaver Stencils and embossing paste, Lora has them in her OCS store.  Do check out all of the other amazing products that Lora has in stock.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Hugs,

SueBerkley_w

Christmas Blessings

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Even though it is mid summer, and before we know it Christmas will be here.  For my OCS “Creative Inspiration: post today, I have used the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia stamp along with their co-ordinating die and paper.  The Sparkling Poinsettia paper pad, also has verses that can be added to the inside of a card.  To shape the poinsettia I used the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit which is a wonderful set of tools for shaping paper flowers.  I added some Glossy Accents to to the top of the candle.  Instead of using water with the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers I used the Zig Wink of Luna clear pen which added some glitter.

Front of card

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Inside of Card

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Supplies used:

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and until next time keep crafting.

Hugs,

SueBerkley_w

August Creative Inspiration

Hi Fellow Crafters;

It is now the 1st of August; and OCS is having an Inspiration Theme instead of a challenge for this month.  For my card today, I have used the new Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia collection of stamps, along with the co-ordinating dies and paper.

Front of Card

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Inside of Card

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Supplies used:

Until next time, happy crafting.

SueBerkley_w

Fun with Embossing Folders and Stencils

Hi All;

This is my last post for this month’s Creative Inspiration here at OCS.  Today, I have a card as well as a project showing what creative fun can be had using embossing folders and stencils and various types of medium.  As this a bit long, why not have a coffee or tea while you read this and hopefully gleam some inspiration and ideas.

This is the finished card that I made using the Butterfly Swirl (Ecstasy Crafts), used with the following Inka Gold colours: Apricot, Rose Quartz, Mint Green and Platinum.  Now, I will show you how I reached this finished product and what I played with before deciding to use this for my card.

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I used the Foundry (Provo Craft), Winter Chill (Ultimate Crafts) and Butterfly Swirl (Ecstasy Crafts) Embossing Folders.

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For the Foundry embossing folder, I used my finger to add Copper and Platinum Inka Gold and then added some Gold 3D Stamp Paint over it with a dabber.

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Unfortunately, the glitter from the Gold 3D Stamp Paint by Viva Decor isn’t showing up very well in the photo.

For the Winter Chill embossing folder, I used the Ice Blue Inka Gold and then added some Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight over top.

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For the Butterfly Swirl (Ecstasy Crafts), I did two samples: one using Inka Gold (the card) and the other one using the Prima Resist Chalk Edges in the following colours:  Pastel Green, Pastel Yellow, Pastel Peach, Pastel Blue and then added some Clear Wink of Stella over top.

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For the Stencils, I used All Stars (Memory Box), Spring Flowers and Brick Wall both from My Favourite Things.

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For the All Stars (Memory Box), I used Metallic Melon and Gold Gelatos. I used stencil tape to keep the stencil flat on the paper and used a paint brush to add the colours.

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For the Spring Flowers stencil from (My Favourite Things), I added Apricot, Mint Green and Ice Blue Inka Gold as a background, which didn’t quite turn out as I wanted it to.  I then taped the stencil over the background and used the Pastel Peach and Pastel Purple Prima Resist Chalk Edgers and then added Gold and Silver Atyou Spica Glitter Pens for the centres of the flowers.

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For the Brick Wall another My Favourite Things Stencil, I used cork instead of paper and Ranger Distress Ink Fired Brick, which worked out really well.

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I hope this has given you some ideas to play with.  The majority of these items can be found at Lora’s OCS store.

Until next time, be creative and have some fun.

Hugs,

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Let Your Light Shine Bright!!!

Hi All;

It is another Wacky Wednesday, and as school starts in a couple of weeks the summer is almost over.  I hope the OCS design team has given you all lots of inspiration during this month.  For my post today, I have used the stamp set called Guiding Light from Whimsy Stamps.

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Supplies used:

Hope you have had a great summer and have gotten some inspiration from the gals of the OCS Design Team.  Any supplies you need, can be found at Lora’s OCS store.

Until the next time keep crafting.

Hugs,

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Happiness….

Hi All;

It is almost mid August and before we know it, September will soon be here signifying the start of school and the end of summer.  I hope you have been enjoying the Creative Inspirations that the OCS Design Team has been doing this month.

For today’s post, I have used several different dies and the only stamping done is the sentiment which is from my stash.  The Perched Die (Penny Black) was inked with the Prima Resist Chalks Pastel Brown, and Pastel Blue.

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Supplies used:

I hope you have gotten some inspiration this month and have had time to be creative.  For all your needs just check out Lora’s OCS store for some amazing products and deals.

Until next time, keep crafting and have fun

Hugs;

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Guiding Light

Hello All,

The One Crazy Stamper Design Team is having another Inspirational month for August.  For my post today, I have played with the Grand Townhouse Window Die from Memory Box, Vertigo and the Guiding Light stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. The vertigo was added behind the window, and on top of the image

Window Partially Closed

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Window Opened

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Inside of Card

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Supplies used:

I hope this post has given you some inspiration and stay tuned to see what the other OCS Design Team members have come up with.  Lora’s store OCS, has some amazing products to be creative with also.

Until next time, have fun and be creative.

Hugs,

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August’s Creative Inspiration

As it is a brand new month, One Crazy Stamper has a new theme called “August’s Creative Inspiration”.  The OCS DT ladies will be showing various stamps this month.  We will be as creative as can be, and hopefully we will inspire you to be creative also.

I have used this adorable stamp called Autumn Happiness from Whimsy Stamps.

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Supplies used: 

  • Stamp – Autumn Happiness (Whimsy Stamps)
  • Paper – X-Press It Blending Cardstock
  • Ink – Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: Dragon — E50 – Egg Shell, E51 – Milky White, E53 – Raw Silk, E84 – Khaki, E43 – Dull Ivory, E23 – Hazel Nut, Y26 – Mustard, Y28 – Lionet Gold, E21 – Baby Skin Pink, Y21 – Buttercup Yellow, Y23 – Yellowish Beige, R22 – Light Prawn, R20 – Blush; Leaves & Berries — R27 -Cadmium Red, YG13 – Chartreuse, YG17 – Grass Green, YR23 – Yellow Ochre, YR21 – Cream,  YR24 – Pale Sepia, YR27 – Tuscan Orange,  YR20 – Yellowish Shade, YR09 – Chrome Orange, YR07 – Cadmium Orange, YR16 – Apricot, YR14 – Caramel
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pen — Red

Do check the OCS blog regularly for some inspiration and Lora’s OCS store for some amazing deals and check the pre-order for all the new arrivals that will be possible.

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