Balzer Designs Blog Hop | Lotus Blossom Stencil

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is back with new stencils (that I am loving, of course) and she’s asked me to take part in a blog hop featuring the Lotus Blossom stencil that she designed for The Crafter’s Workshop.

First, I created this card which utilizes all four of the stencil designs + a Jillibean Soup wooden accent.

Here is a video showing how I utilize the (12″) stencil:

[link to youtube]

What I like about this stencil is that you can layer it, use part of it, create a dimensional flower, and really do so much with it! I used a pink + navy + gold color palette with mine because I’m just SO into those colors together right now. LOVE! Here is the layout I made with it – I felt like this flower design would be fabulous with my Hawaii photos:

I added in some stickers & the puffy flower word (that are older/no longer available that I can find) – and very little else was needed! Love when I can use paint + stencils + other color mediums as the main accent on my page!

I completed my page with some glossy accents to accent my flowers (hard to see in pics – but it adds a bit of accent). More importantly – it was just a whole lot of fun to play with!!

Supplies Used:


Stencil Hop Spring 2012You can see all the new stencil designs here on the Crafter’s Workshop website. Want to check out more inspiration using this stencil? Hop on over to the other ladies participating in today’s blog hop:

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Nathalie Kalbach

Jenny Barnett-Rohrs



  1. I just loved the technics you shared.
    May thank you so much

  2. Lovely uses of this awesome stencil. I really love that card!

  3. Thanks May! Wonderful as always! -Jaime

  4. love the use of this wonderful stencil on a card….

  5. Great card and scrapbook page. That is the perfect stencil for Hawaiin photos. Some day I hope to get there too…that is my lifelong dream.

  6. Beautiful, as always May! It is so perfect for that Hawaii page and I love how you just used portions of the stencil! Rock on!

  7. Maggie M says:

    Thank you for sharing your techniques using this fabulous stencil. Loved your video, too:)

  8. Love how you used the stencils and the video.

  9. gee I do love stencils a lot but what a fab idea to make some that you can layer to create something! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Your stencil images are great, but I love those letters.

  11. Stacy Caddy says:

    Gorgeous project May, thanks for sharing your techniques…. Love this stencil….

  12. such fantastic dimension. very lovely page may! :)

  13. What a great use for this stencil! It looks wonderful on your LO.

  14. Love what you did with the stencil.

  15. Love the technique and the color combo.

  16. Love your layout and the use of the stencils.. Great video and easy to follow along.

  17. Barbara Albrecht says:

    Thank you so much for the video showing ways to use Julie’s great stencil!

  18. Tammy Shapiro (Demichelis) says:

    This is perfect! I am working on a Maui album now and I need that stencil!

  19. What a pretty color combo. Great for Hawaii pics. Thanks!

  20. I really like how this stencil has 4 different options on it. Love what you did with it too.

  21. I love your projects, the colours you used with the template are gorgeous and the layering perfect!

  22. Sharon Gullikson says:

    That is a great flower for this application. It looks so pretty!

  23. B. Poteraj says:

    What a pretty layout. I’ll bet your girls are creative, too.

  24. Great ways to use the stencil.

  25. I loved your video…thanks, it really explained well how to layer all 4 templates!! Great job!!

  26. Lesa Livingston says:

    First, I love your layout! What a wonderful experience for your girls and I love the use of the stencils on it.
    Second, I loved your video! Crafter’s Workshop stencils have been on my wish/shopping list for a bit and I’m moving them to the top! Thank you!

  27. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great projects! I’m so picky about things, I like stencils to come out nice and crisp. Thanks for showing me how they look fabulous a little less neat! Love these!

  28. Cindi Shearer says:

    Thanks for sharing your different techniques using this stencil, May! You got my creative juices flowing!

  29. Mary Ellen says:

    I’m so inspired by what you’ve done with Julie’s stencils. I can’t imagine being confined to only one craft after seeing all the wonderful things others have done!

  30. Melissa Smith says:

    love the colors you used.

  31. Love your interpretation of the stencil and thank you so much for the video..very informative. Love All of the layout. Thank you again!

  32. So so cool May. I just got the 6″ template in a kit! Can’t wait to play with it now

  33. SusanHnSC says:

    Love these ideas and techniques – and thanks for the video – I always love watching technique videos. These stencils are so cool – I love the way you used it!!

  34. Margaret says:

    Loved your tutorial on how to use the stencils with paints and etc. You always have such great ideas and I feel like I learn so much from you. Will try these techniques on some of my stencils.
    Thank you for sharing.

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