Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Place To Start challenge blog mid month June 2019 stencil me in theme continues

Stencil Me In theme continues to the end of the month for the APTS challenge blog! This 2nd stencil project as a resident designer went a different route compared to my first creation. 

It/1st card was mostly texture rubbings of crayons over different stencil templates, so lots of patterns and hues. I also used a set of circle stencils to form a stacked 'flower' accent piece.

This 2nd card has used 3 different stencils: a scalloped border edge, a pennant banner, and a word one of 'celebrate'. I love the bright color mix plus the stenciled accents and sentiment!

Another technique used the banner and the border was a chromatography kind of watercolor bleed. I used watercolor markers of purple, magenta, and orange on coffee filter, then folded into a triangle, dipped in water, and then opened it out onto paper toweling to dry. I stenciled the border and the banner onto different areas of the filter paper, traced, outlined with magenta marker and then fussy cut.

Above: these are both ID badge for APTS

Check out the start of the month as well as the mid-month reminder post to see what the resident designers have made, guest designer, and previous recognized participants. The owners have also added extensive resources so if you have questions or need inspiration to try a new technique or want to re-discover old techniques that you've forgotten about, please check the different tabs. There are video tutorials, too.

Other blogs or Facebook groups to share this spectacular Celebration card:

a. Shopping Our Stash #397 stencil theme [which ends today 6/17/19]

b. FB= 100 Pattern Paper Challenge group
*the marbled magenta base cardstock and bright orange with purple poppy print paper are old stock that I'm adding to my 2019 'pulled papers'. 

c. FB= Mixed Media Creativity
*watercolor chromatography with coffee filter
*stencils, tracing
*stickers and gem dots
*patterned paper and cardstock

d. FB= Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls...this is a sharing site for bloggers to share their work

e. FB= Bash Your Scrapbook Stash...the print paper and cardstock are part of partial paper pads I'm trying to use this month for the Paper Pad Madness in June


This card, minus the time for the chromatography experiment, took only about an hour to create! Using stencils for tracing didn't take that long and the patterned paper and colors I used for the coffee filter set the palette for the card. Cording didn't take long to measure, cut, and tie. The big double layer potted flowers and gem dots just had to be picked and applied. Papers didn't take long either. Base is 5" x 7" and the print is 4.5" x 6.5".

Until next project,
Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S


  1. Great card and those banners really pop! Love your stencil techniques.

  2. Beautiful card Becca love the pot of flowers and different stencils
    carol x

    1. Carol: Isn't that a great sticker to feature against that bright orange and purple/magenta colors??!!! The flowers really pop! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Loving your creation team mate :) x

  4. What another great use for coffee filters!! And I love the way you have used the stencils to obtain outlined imaged too Becca. Great work.

  5. such beautifully vibrant colors and SOOO much amazing texture! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (stencil!) STASH with us this fortnight!

    1. Lauren: I appreciate the feedback! Thanks for acknowledging my link-up to SOS!

  6. This is such a beautiful card!

    1. Thank you Diane for taking time to read my most recent post!


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