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


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  1. says

    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!

  2. Maggie M says

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

  3. Stacy Caddy says

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

  4. Tammy Shapiro (Demichelis) says

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

  5. Tona says

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. Cindi Shearer says

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

  9. 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!

  10. Woodie says

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

  11. 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!!

  12. 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.