The Paper Players – PP394 – A CAS Challenge from Laurie

The Paper Players – PP394 – A CAS Challenge from Laurie

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We have a CAS Challenge over at The Paper Players!  This week, our challenge host, Laurie, is asking us to create CAS cards with the theme “BLOOMS“.  Looking at my card, you might think it is not CAS.  True… there is not as much white space as I would ordinarily like to use.  However, this card is beyond words… simple.

I used a new layering stencil from Altenew with Zig Art & Graphic Twin Markers on watercolor paper.  I didn’t bother taping down the stencil. I laid the stencil where I wanted the first image, picked one orange and green marker, and loosely colored the stencil in, adding water as I colored.  I rotated the stencil and added the next layer of color, adding water as I colored for the watercolor effect.  Don’t worry about edges or lines in the stencil.  I repeated the process and added a couple of additional blooms.  As I completed each color addition, I flicked my brush off across the image. To finish, I stamped the sentiment, die cut the image and mounted to a red base card.

Seriously… this card took 10 mins tops!  I will definitely try this technique again….such a wonderful way to use a stencil.

Supplies: Altenew Watercolor Bouquet stencil, Altenew Sketchy Floral (sentiment), Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Versafine Clair, Zig Art & Graphic Twin Markers, Kuratake water brush

The Paper Players Design Team. Reach out, get inspired and leave them some love.

The simple rules:

  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. HAVE FUN!

Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players! I can’t wait to see your creations… and again HAVE FUN.




  1. Jan Clothier says:

    The vibrant colours are so appealing. I like your technique – it looks really watercoloured. Fabulous!

  2. Claire Broadwater says:

    Elizabeth, this is absolutely fabulous! I love the rich, vibrant colors! You are a rock star creating this in 10 minutes! I don’t think I could pull this off, but will give it a try! Thinking of you! XX

  3. Annie A. says:

    Wow! Beautiful and in 10 minutes! It takes me ten minutes to just clear enough space off my craft desk to make a card 🙂 Love the stencil technique and will have to give it a whirl! I hope you’re having a good week ~ Hugs, Annie

  4. LeAnne says:

    Wow, this is amazing! I am pretty sure if I tried this technique with a stencil, it would end up being a hot mess! Your colors are glorious!

  5. sandym says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Eliz! I love the vibrant colors. Sounds like it was fun to make, too. Wish I could have watched you whip this up in 10 minutes!

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