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Video showing how I made this card using StencilGirl Products stencil by Seth Apter and tape from Transform Your Tape workshop with Carolyn Dube


Video showing how I made this card using StencilGirl Products stencil by Seth Apter and tape from Transform Your Tape workshop with Carolyn Dube


Seth Apter has outdone himself with his stencils for StencilGirl Products!  There are so many possibilities in each and every one of them!  What I love about it is I can pick and choose the parts that I want for each project I am doing.  In the video you’ll notice how many colors of paint are on this stencil.  This one has been used a lot!




I’ve got a short video (3 and half minutes) showing how I put this together.  And I was a bit excited that I actually left white space on this…usually it ends up filled with color but not this time!

You can also watch Using Seth Apter’s Stencil on a Card on YouTube.

Video showing how I made this card using StencilGirl Products stencil by Seth Apter and tape from Transform Your Tape workshop with Carolyn Dube



I wanted to use this arch in my card.  You can see how I made this arch in Washi Tape and A Canvas. I used all sorts of tapes using techniques from my workshop, Transform Your Tape.




Video showing how I made this card using StencilGirl Products stencil by Seth Apter and tape from Transform Your Tape workshop with Carolyn Dube



I love these numbers and they were so easy to stack to cover the entire arch.





Video showing how I made this card using StencilGirl Products stencil by Seth Apter and tape from Transform Your Tape workshop with Carolyn Dube


Here’s the final card- I am extremely proud of myself for actually leaving some white space! This doesn’t happen often…





Thanks for stopping by!  You can win a stencil by  Seth Apter just by leaving a comment on this post AND on top that you have 10 chances to win because every person can leave a comment on every blog in the hop!

Transform Your Tape a worskshop by Carolyn Dube


And there’s another giveaway too!  I am giving away a spot in my workshop, Transform Your Tape!  Go to this post for a chance to win a spot in the workshop!


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  • froebelsternchen Susi September 13, 2013, 2:07 am

    what a day?! such a fantastic design for this card – amazing.. and the chance to win and a new video! what shall I do first? watching the video or hop to the blogs…

  • Jo Murray September 13, 2013, 3:11 am

    The white that you so cleverly left really makes the whole thing sing. Love Seth’s stencils.

  • Corrine September 13, 2013, 7:06 am

    Great fun. I loved the numbers too. And I cannot believe I am seeing white space, I was actually shocked when I saw the first image. Bravo gir.l. xox

  • Jackie September 13, 2013, 7:27 am

    Seth has some cool stencils- would love to win!

  • Valerie Gilreath September 13, 2013, 8:29 am

    Turned out great! And a good example of how you can pick and choose small elements of the stencil to make something fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  • joy September 13, 2013, 8:42 am

    Love your card and I love Seth’s stencils, too! Thanks for the video, Carolyn!

  • Ronni Hunter September 13, 2013, 8:46 am

    Carolyn your card turned out great! I’d love to win one of Seths stencils so a-hopping I am going.

  • Suzy September 13, 2013, 8:48 am

    Your card turned out fabulous with the white space that enhances the arch design. I love how you used Seth’s stencil to create this piece. Thanks for the video too!

  • Karenliz September 13, 2013, 8:49 am

    Beautiful Card. Washi tape and stencils…..A perfect match.

  • Ruth Hinman September 13, 2013, 8:58 am

    What a wonderful way to showcase these fantastic stencils… and all in your very unique and very fun style! Thank you for this opportunity to participate in a chance to win the stencils and also for coming into my radar! Definitely following this blog now!!! Thanks.

  • becky voth September 13, 2013, 9:27 am

    I love this little card! I am so inspired by your little arch & use of parts of Seth’s stencil that I am going to try to create something similar today for a friend’s upcoming b-day! Thanks Carolyn!!

  • francine perri September 13, 2013, 9:30 am

    I would love to win these stencils, Seth’s work is awesome

  • Jessica Sporn September 13, 2013, 9:30 am

    Well done! Love that you left that white space. What you did with that arch is just fantastic and your video is great. You have such a natural warm quality to your narration. Makes me want to hug you!

  • Jane September 13, 2013, 9:32 am

    Congratulations, Carolyn! The white space adds to the beauty of the card.. and no smudges (or covered up) because you used your heat gun!!! yahoo!

  • Louison September 13, 2013, 9:59 am


  • Carol M September 13, 2013, 10:00 am

    This stencil is so versatile. I love your use of white space. Great journal page.

    • Carol M September 13, 2013, 10:02 am

      Oops, I meant card.

  • Debbie September 13, 2013, 10:02 am

    I love what you’ve done with the stencil here and I’m very intrigued by the tape workshop. I’m going there next to check it out. Thanks for sharing

  • ionabunny September 13, 2013, 10:09 am

    Love the arch. Great tape background and the numbers look great. Like the B&W contrast

  • Hope Amen September 13, 2013, 10:12 am

    I love your project and Seth’s stencils. Really enjoy your videos and look forward to the next one!

  • Faye September 13, 2013, 10:47 am

    Yay! Carolyn, the white space really makes your beautiful art work POP!

  • Julie G. September 13, 2013, 10:51 am

    LOVE that stencil! Great card design!

  • Annette G September 13, 2013, 11:05 am

    Loving the stark simplicity of this fab card Carolyn. Happy PPF, Annette x


  • Christi Conley September 13, 2013, 11:35 am

    Looks awesome, even the white spots 🙂 I am hopping as fast as I can 🙂

  • Gill September 13, 2013, 11:50 am

    The numbers stencil is my favourite too!

  • Denise S September 13, 2013, 11:55 am

    Love your card design. I purchased this stencil seeing the possibilities from your video. Would still love to win one of them.

  • Linda K September 13, 2013, 12:02 pm

    these stencils are so fabulous!!! Great project you have created combining your tapes with the paints and stenciling! Would love to win a stencil and your class.

  • Lori September 13, 2013, 12:02 pm

    Love what you’ve done with the stencils! Fantastic card!

  • Kathy @ Katalina Jewelry September 13, 2013, 12:03 pm

    Beautiful! Good choice on the white area…it really makes the colors in the design and the numbers pop!

  • Donna September 13, 2013, 12:07 pm

    I love your way of thinking! This is super fun and awesome!

  • aimee September 13, 2013, 12:13 pm

    awesome creation with the stencil, Carolyn!!

  • Mary C. Nasser September 13, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Fantastic, Carolyn!
    The contrast of the black and white really enhances your spectral scheme!
    Love that you incorporated your passion for tape in this, too!

  • Susan Samuel September 13, 2013, 12:32 pm

    It was nice to see some white areas on the design, as most people seem to go overboard all the time by filling every available spot.
    Susan Samuel

  • Gillian Pearce September 13, 2013, 12:54 pm

    Really like the layers in this one.

  • Stephanie Rodgers September 13, 2013, 1:07 pm

    This fabulous card started out with a great focal piece which started out with some gorgeous washi tape! Wow!

  • Wanda Hentges September 13, 2013, 1:13 pm

    Wonderful, Carolyn!!!!!!!! (I have trouble with white space too).

  • RITA MONTGOMERY September 13, 2013, 1:43 pm

    Love your colors on the tapes and the stencil is fabulous.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Linda Kittmer September 13, 2013, 1:55 pm

    Love your pieces Carolyn! That stencil is fabulous!

  • Gerrie Johnnic September 13, 2013, 2:04 pm

    A lot of art in one little space, and it looks marvelous, white and all! Love the tape!

  • julie m September 13, 2013, 2:06 pm

    Carolyn Dube and Seth Apter, what a creative combo. The card is fantastic. Off to watch the video now.

  • Marjie Kemper September 13, 2013, 2:24 pm

    Wow, that is just plain WONDERFUL. Love how you used your tapes and the way the bold black #s pop. Great video, too!

  • Janelle Rourke September 13, 2013, 2:24 pm

    Oh how fun – loved how you used the arch for a earlier video on this. And I rally ove the bits and pieces that you used to create the card. Love love love these stencils! Thanks so much for sharing – love to watch you create.
    Janelle R

  • Melissa September 13, 2013, 2:54 pm

    I LOVE the vibrant color with the black overlay

  • Kirsten Reed September 13, 2013, 3:04 pm

    So proud of your growth in patience!!! LOL ~ you crack me up! Love the card!! I need to take your tape class! Fun 🙂

  • Kirsten Alicia September 13, 2013, 3:16 pm

    Fantastic card, I love the white space. And that is a great stencil.

  • Monica Lowrance September 13, 2013, 3:21 pm

    whew hew love this . lots of bright color.
    these are some great stencils.

  • Glenda Hoagland September 13, 2013, 4:17 pm

    Carolyn you are such a hoot. I love your videos. The card you made is fantastic. Seth’s stencil has so many opportunities. Thanks so much for sharing

  • KathyL September 13, 2013, 4:24 pm

    Wow. There really are endless possibilities!!

  • Mary Dean September 13, 2013, 4:39 pm

    I love Seth’s stencils, too. I love the bits and pieces that can be used in so many ways! Also, I enjoy your videos. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • sarah fishburn September 13, 2013, 4:40 pm

    Very cool, what you did!

  • Cheryl September 13, 2013, 4:47 pm

    Time out from homework to blog hop. Playing at art and seeing what others are up to is far more interesting than studying. Off I go…

  • Patty Boyd September 13, 2013, 4:51 pm

    Love this card…it is different for you but I still love it! Thanks for always sharing!!!

  • Renee Gaillardetz September 13, 2013, 5:26 pm

    I love the way you combined the washi tape with the stencils for your card. I love your work ! Thank you.

  • Arnoldo L. Romero September 13, 2013, 5:41 pm

    I love that arched window shape and what you did with it. Blessings!

  • Erica Hersh September 13, 2013, 5:53 pm

    Love this! Reminds me of street art! So cool!

  • Jessica Walthall September 13, 2013, 6:09 pm

    I really like your arch card! And I would be thrilled to win some of Seth’s stencils!

  • Donna Joy September 13, 2013, 6:18 pm

    really enjoy seeing how everyone used these stencils!

  • Dotti C September 13, 2013, 6:19 pm

    I just love Seth’s stencils…I don’t think I’ve seen another set as inspirational as these are…I think they’ll be fun to play with!

  • Lizzy Wurmann G. September 13, 2013, 6:41 pm

    Soooo loving this card, the arch looks fabulous!!

  • Denni September 13, 2013, 7:29 pm

    Congratulations on leaving white space! 😀

  • Gemma maggs September 13, 2013, 7:34 pm

    I love these cards, the stencils work really well with them, and the white areas really make the whole thing pop…it’s gorgeous xx

  • Sandy Gretter September 13, 2013, 7:53 pm

    Thanks for showing off this stencil…sure is versatile as you’ve shown us

  • Pat Upton September 13, 2013, 7:58 pm

    Carolyn! I love your card and your tapes are great! White space! Who knew?
    pupton58 at gmail.com

  • Helen Campbell September 13, 2013, 8:17 pm

    Wonderful work using Seth’s stencils. The white space really offsets the arch. Well done!

  • AngieB September 13, 2013, 8:35 pm

    I got so involved in the fun video and giveaway, I almost forgot to come back here!!!! I love the simple black and white base with the colorful Washi Arch!

  • Nancy Lee September 13, 2013, 8:47 pm

    Wonderful! Super neat stencil which made a super neat card!

  • Mickie September 13, 2013, 9:31 pm

    Love the arch on your creation. Love all the Seth creates!

  • audrey September 13, 2013, 9:35 pm

    This is one of my favorites of Seth’s stencils. I love what you did with it and YAY for white space!!

  • Janis in ID September 13, 2013, 10:04 pm

    Such terrific stencils. Loved seeing your work.
    <3 J

  • angela eharis September 13, 2013, 11:04 pm

    i love seeing what u make, thru these hops i feel like i have gotten to know u and your art, both fabulous! i got the story stencil and it is my fav and next i want to get seth’s numbers one! tx for always sharing and inspiring us carolyn! aloha, angi in hana

  • angela eharis September 13, 2013, 11:13 pm

    ps carolyn, i just watched your video and i loved it and i also learned a couple tips/tricks! pls i encourage u to make more videos! it is how i can learn these days as i am stuck home d/t health and money stuff, i just wanted to share that with u so you do know how helpful your videos are for people like myself, that still want to keep learning and u give that to me and i am sure others too! aloha, angi

  • Nan G September 13, 2013, 11:53 pm

    I agree, the white space really makes the colorful arch stand out.

  • Maria McGuire September 14, 2013, 1:05 am

    Very cool use of Seth’s stencil. I think you have shown that these stencils can appeal to the mixed media artist and the papercrafter alike!

  • muriel September 14, 2013, 2:18 am

    Great stencil and I so like what you did with it. I agree with everybody about the white space.

  • cecile September 14, 2013, 3:18 am

    love the colours you used 🙂

  • Heather B. September 14, 2013, 3:39 am

    Yeah! Congrats on making your goal for leaving white space. I haven’t used a lot of stencils and this was a great demo.

  • Tina Hicks September 14, 2013, 4:53 am

    Seth’s stencils open up even established artists creativity. Hope it works as well for me! Great art you’ve created. Thank you.

  • Sarah A September 14, 2013, 6:04 am

    I love numerals! Love the design of this car, the splash of colour contrasting with black and white

  • Lynda Stone September 14, 2013, 7:41 am

    Great to see the stencil in use in your video… thank you!

  • stephanie September 14, 2013, 7:54 am

    great use of color and white space

  • Rebecca I-f September 14, 2013, 9:05 am

    came by your blog via my mixed media group on FB & then the blog hop…
    ~ thanks for sharing your art, I am enjoying it ~ inspired, R 😉

  • Patricia Wolf September 14, 2013, 9:55 am

    Your card looks beautiful….love watching all your videos. That stencil is the bomb!

  • Nancy Lefko September 14, 2013, 10:51 am

    Beautiful piece…and the white space really gives it some punch. Well done!

  • APG Jamie September 14, 2013, 11:16 am

    Nicely Done!

  • Seth September 14, 2013, 11:29 am

    Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop Carolyn. I love how you used the stencils and that arch is very, very cool. Nice to see the stencils and you in action in the video too!

  • Carol E September 14, 2013, 11:36 am

    Great job on using “white space.” Gotta get one of Seth’s stencils! Very much like graffiti and makes it very useful in lot of applications.

  • Giggles September 14, 2013, 11:37 am

    Very nice Carolyn… I shall hop over there and check it out!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Susan September 14, 2013, 12:43 pm

    Wonderful card! Great stencil!

  • Ethel September 14, 2013, 12:47 pm

    The art you create is so inspiring to me!
    I’d enjoy a chance to win one of Seth’s stencils-and then try it out with lots of colors!

  • Melva Bates September 14, 2013, 1:35 pm

    Just love Seth’s stencil and the work you have created with them……

  • Art by Canace September 14, 2013, 2:21 pm

    What fun! Nice job!

  • susie carranza studio September 14, 2013, 2:54 pm

    i love the card you created – and i also love that some of the numbers are not complete on the arch!

  • Lura Brown September 14, 2013, 3:46 pm

    i love seth and love what you did with his stencils. they are truly amazing. hoping to win. xoxox

  • Liz Thayne September 14, 2013, 4:23 pm

    Love this stencil and your card. great use of white space! Thanks for sharing this video.

  • Gunvor September 14, 2013, 4:57 pm

    I love the card you created with the stencil! The white areas really lifts your colourful design. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • marykay September 14, 2013, 5:09 pm

    that is a super arched piece. great idea making an arch using the stencil. great video too.
    thanks for sharing

  • Anne O'Connor September 14, 2013, 6:08 pm

    I love how you used Seth’s stencil. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

  • Susan McMenamin September 14, 2013, 6:09 pm

    Loved the video and the stencils are great!

  • Marilynn September 14, 2013, 6:18 pm

    loved the quick little video! Great piece… white space and all 🙂 thanks for sharing

  • NM Creatrix September 14, 2013, 7:24 pm

    love it!

  • Smadar September 14, 2013, 7:49 pm

    Love the usage of the stencils! Hope to win and create my ideas as well….

  • cindy September 14, 2013, 8:26 pm

    great stencils, great ideas, thanks for shoring

  • Bronny September 14, 2013, 10:14 pm

    YUM YUM!!!! Loving what you have done with Seth’s AWESOME stencils Caroline… 🙂

  • Tamiko McCurry September 14, 2013, 11:13 pm

    Oh I want this stencil bad! Nuff said! 🙂 It’s WONDERFUL!!

  • Cat September 15, 2013, 1:14 am

    I can’t take it any more. Awesome stencil and awesome card!! I just got paid and I’m going to buy me some more stencils!!

  • lynn cohen September 15, 2013, 1:29 am

    Wonderful Dome pages! Been drawing in London all week and have drawn lots of domes!!!! They have a certain draw to them don’t they?
    Would love to win a Seth Stencil!!!

  • Anne September 15, 2013, 1:58 am

    Great looking card, love your colorful, fun and fresh style! <3

  • Candy Colwell September 15, 2013, 7:44 am

    Love your use of Seth’s stencil and how you’ve incorporated it into your gorgeous arch! Love the washi tape and all of the other products that you’ve layered to create such a colorful and very cool arch … perfect on the white cardstock background! I’m just now hearing about and seeing Seth’s stencils and I can see ALL SORTS of possibilities for them! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your art and a chance to win! <3 Candy

  • Candice September 15, 2013, 8:09 am

    Love hoe you combined the tapes and the stencils. Great job with the elephant as well.

  • Sheila September 15, 2013, 9:11 am

    Love Seth’s art you. Love to follow what he is up to.

  • KarenL. September 15, 2013, 10:00 am

    Love these stencils!! And congratulations on your white space:)

  • Deb September 15, 2013, 11:18 am

    I love your use of Seth’s stencil! Beautiful work!

  • gina rossi armfield September 15, 2013, 1:14 pm

    Love Seth and the Stencils! Love how you used them and your use of color which I am always drawn too as it is a mainstay of my work 😉

  • Lyn September 15, 2013, 2:12 pm

    Love the arch. Those stencils are fabulous.

  • Barbara I. September 15, 2013, 2:13 pm

    Love, love, love your videos, Carolyn, and how you used Seth’s stencil in your card. Thanks for the idea of our OOPS being an OK thing. Would love to win one of the stencils!

  • Helen Markee September 15, 2013, 3:42 pm

    Cool! Thanks for the inspiration

  • Leann Lindeman September 15, 2013, 3:57 pm

    Awesome!! Would love to win!

  • Candice Schwark September 15, 2013, 4:43 pm

    I love the variety of options with his stencils too!

  • Cisca Henrickson September 15, 2013, 5:16 pm

    Would love to win these stencils, they are awesome.

  • Tanya Phenis September 15, 2013, 5:24 pm

    I am loving Seth’s stencils! So cool!

  • Maggie M September 15, 2013, 5:28 pm

    At risk of being clobbered by Seth’s fan, I have to say I haven’t been inspired by much of his work BUT I do love his stencil! You may make a believer in me yet. Thanks for sharing your terrific card:)

  • Jane Simons September 15, 2013, 7:28 pm

    I really love what you’ve done with Seth’s stencils. I agree, it looks great with some area left white. Great job!

  • Linda on the Prairie September 15, 2013, 7:49 pm

    Great use of the overlap to accent the center art.

  • Lee Thompson September 15, 2013, 7:52 pm

    Mr. Apter’s stencils are wonderful! But then so are workshops! 🙂

  • B. Totten September 15, 2013, 8:06 pm

    Would LOVE, LOVE, Seth’s stencil.

  • Ronda September 15, 2013, 9:09 pm

    I love your videos I am a subbie of yours see all your you tube videos. this is such a cool stencil. ty for all your talent

  • Carina September 15, 2013, 9:19 pm

    Such wonderful videos.

  • Amy Davis King September 16, 2013, 12:12 am

    Wow! Love your card. I was recently in a class with Seth and saw his stencils. Even though I am a card maker, I had not even thought of using the stencils on a card! – was mainly thinking of them for mixed media journaling/art – so thanks for the inspiration to use them on cards too! Here’s hoping I win one 🙂

  • Sandy Guderyon September 16, 2013, 4:40 pm

    Hi Carolyn,
    Thank you so much for your generosity in showing how you used the stencil from Seth. His stencils are wonderful-I want them! Because of the blog hop, I’ve discovered your wonderful site and I wrote it down as a favorite!
    All the best to you,

  • Leslie McNeil September 17, 2013, 6:46 pm

    what a great job you did!!! beautiful white space, and card!!!

  • JKW September 18, 2013, 6:31 am

    I love that you can use part of the stencil. Love the art. Blessings, Janet PPF