May 2010: Dariel O’Hara


How long have you been stamping?
4 years

What is your favorite technique?
Polished stone, embossing & brayering.

Favorite stamp company?
Penny Black/Inkadinkado

Favorite Asian stamps?
Penny Black/AAA (About Art Accents)

Favorite stamping accessory?

Favorite colors?
Fall colors/red & black/pastels

Your favorite embellishment to finish a card?

What is the one tool you couldn’t live without?
My computer for inspiration. My paper cutter.

Any helpful tips for the group?
Make sure you do challenges & swaps, don’t shy away from them.

As a member of OSA, why do you like stamping in the Oriental theme?
Love the colors that are used and also really like using washi paper for creating.

Is there any one place or city you’d like to visit to find rubber stamps, supplies, or Asian art elements?
San Francisco to go to China Town and other areas for crafting.

What other stamping lists or local clubs do you belong to?
Local MN group. Several members of this group also belong to it.

What favorite Stamping magazines would you recommend?
Take Ten, Cards, Stamp It, Vamp Stamp News.

Published in any magazines? If yes, please list.

Any other hobbies, talents or craft interests?
Where do I start………..quilting, needle point, crochet, knitting, gardening, cards/scrap booking, painting (landscapes), sewing & cooking. .

What inspires you to be creative?
Always wanting a challenge to prove to myself I can do it.

Any art background ?
Night classes college level.

Have you used any unusual item in your stamping that wasn’t necessarily meant for stamping?
Buttons, coffee filters, fabric & pop can tops.

Any favorite websites you would recommend for inspiration?
Splitcoaststampers, stamp companies to look at their galleries.

Do you have a day job when you’re not stamping?
You could say that…..I have cared for several family members for the last 50 years of my life, never to have had any time in between without live-in care in my home.

Tell us about your family and where you live.
We live in Minnesota, central part of it. We have 4 grown sons, all married and we have 6 grandchildren. We also have a cat named Missy, who rules our home. I am very involved with my grandchildren. I have taught them all to cook and craft. They also spend time with us on summer vacations.


Asian ATC Holder
by Dariel O’Hara


List of supplies:

Folded ATC holder

Paper: Far East (12 x 6 inches) (folded lengthwise)

Also handmade paper for inside liner (12 x 3 1/2 inches)

Stickers: Star Form

Stamps: AAA/Great Impressions/Stonehouse

ATC’s: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches cardstock (base) Front of ATC 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches

ATC Supplies:

Embossing Powder, Versamark, Derwent Aqua Tone (Pencils), Water brush. Webbed punch by Martha Stewart.


1. Cut the card stock for the folder 12 x 6 inches
2. Make a fold the long way at 2 inches from the bottom
3. Cut a piece of light weight paper for the lining 12 x 2 1/2 inches
4. Tape this lining at the top inside of your above card stock
5. Make 2 fold lines 3 inches from each end of your 12 x 6 inch piece
also 1 fold line 6 inches from the edge (center)
6. Using 1/8 inch wide, and 2 inches long pink tape, remove one side of the covering on the tape and place it along the outside edges and next to the 3 fold line on the bottom section of your card stock. Remove the other piece of tape covering and fold up on the fold to make the pockets.
7. Fold valley, Mountain, valley for your finished folder
8. Embellish as you please
9. Fill with ATC’s



6 Responses to May 2010: Dariel O’Hara

  1. Ruth C says:

    Fabulous project Dariel!

  2. MaryRedford says:

    Dariel, This is very nice ,
    It’s a really great Project to do in a group ….
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Carla vdM says:

    Congratulations Dariel with bein S.A.M. of May.
    Wonderful project

  4. Bonnie Belk says:

    Congratulations, Dariel! Such a beautiful (and useful!) project. Your work is always amazing, and I’m so happy to be able to congratulate you for being Stamp Artist of the Month. Now you are famous! Enjoy!

  5. Diane MacDonald says:

    Beautifully done Dariel… and congratulations on attaining SAM for May 2010. Way to go! Nice to see a newbie here.

  6. Louise says:

    Beautiful holder, Dariel!

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