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.

butterfly 3

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

embossing folders

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.

foundry embossing folder

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.

winter chill 1

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.

butterfly 2

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


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.

all stars

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.

spring flowers

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.

brick wall

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.



Sending You Happiness!!!!

Now, that June is over, school is out and it is a brand new theme here at One Crazy Stamper.  For the month of July, OCS will be having  “A Creative Inspiration” Theme.  For my post today, I used this cute stamp set from Your Next Stamp called Spring Owl.  I also tried the new Spectrum Noir Pencils and they are definitely great.  They are very vibrant, easy to use for shading and just plain awesome.  I will definitely be using them more.


All supplies used are from the OCS store: 

As this month is a “Creative Inspiration Theme”, use the OCS Design Team’s inspiration to help you be creative. Have fun and follow your creative path.

Until next time, hugs.


Burt and Doris

Hi All;

Another month is almost done, and summer is here.  I attended some amazing classes on the weekend that were given by Jessie Hurley for One Crazy Stamper. As well as using Burt and Doris (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and the Smooch Embossing Folder (Couture Creations), I used some Inka Gold and 3D Stamp Paint, both from Viva Decor.  Using the tips of my finger, I rubbed a few colours of Inka Gold to the top of the embossing folder and then added some 3D Stamp Paint.

Supplies used:

  • Stamp:  Burt and Doris (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  X-Press It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers:  Skin: E0000 – Floral White, E000 – Pale Fruit Pink, R20 – Blush; Hair: C00 -Cool Gray No. 00, C0 – Cool Gray No. C0; Doris’ Clothes:  BV0000 – Pale Thistle, BV000 – Iridescent Mauve, BV01 – Viola; Burt’s Clothes: BG70 – Ocean Mist, BG72 – Ice Ocean, B91 – Pale GrayishBlue, BG93- Light Crockery Blue; Shoes:  BG90 – Gray Sky, BG93 – Green Gray
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:  00 – Clear, 13 – Lilac
  • Embossing Folder:  Smooch (Couture “- Lace Borders (Papermania), Peel Off Stickers
  • Inka Gold (Viva Decor):
  • 3D Stamp Paint (Viva Decor):
  • Miscellaneous: Ribbon, Vintage Notes – Lace Borders (Papermania), Peel Off Stickers

There are still a few days left to enter this month’s challenge for a chance to win a prize pack from One Crazy Stamper.  For any supplies that you need, check out Lora’s store for some amazing products and prices.

Stay tuned for a new challenge starting July 1st and in the meantime while enjoying the summer keep crafting and have fun.