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Coffee Stencil Two Unique Ways | Stencilgirl Seth Apter WOW! Hop

Learn to use a coffee stencil two unique ways! Welcome to Day 1 of the StencilGirl® & Seth Apter WOW! Blog Hop. GIVEAWAY details below.

StencilGirl & WOW! Seth Apter Blog Hop

If you made your way here from Carissa’s blog, you’re right on track. The full list of Day 1 artists is below so you don’t miss one ounce of crafty goodness!

Coffee Stencil 2 Unique Ways

All the details to use this coffee stencil two unique ways are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with your crafty friends!

Coffee Cup Rings Stencil + Crusty Copper EP

Chase away your moody blues with coffee and friends! Here I used StencilGirl Coffee Cup Rings Stencil and WOW! Crusty Copper embossing powder from the Seth Apter Metalz Trio.

Coffee Stencil 2 Unique Ways

Temporarily adhere the stencil to a 4.25 x 5.5-inch piece of watercolor paper. Here I used my favorite paper, Saunders Waterford High White Cold Press. Simply press the WOW! Embossing Pad onto the stencil to ink up the paper.

WOW! Seth Apter Crusty Copper EP from Metalz Trio

Next, heat emboss with Crusty Copper embossing powder from the Metalz Trio. This powder is rich with texture and metallic copper shine.

Next up, is ink smooshing and watercolor to liven up the background. Create coffee spills by ink smooshing with Daniel Smith Naples Yellow and Burnt Umber. Use a wet on wet technique to watercolor the background with Daniel Smith Indigo.

StencilGirl Coffee Cup Rings Stencil

Finally, embellish with Pretty Pink Posh Winter Days Confetti and Simon Says Stamp + CZ Design MISS YOU Reverse Sentiment Strips.

Coffee Cup Rings Turned Dreamcatcher

So, this one is a little out there, even for me. I started by overlapping a single Coffee Cup Ring four times. Though I had intended to create a flower, it looked more like a dreamcatcher, so I went with it.

Coffee Stencil 2 Unique Ways
Coffee Stencil 2 Unique Ways

Heat emboss four overlapping coffee rings with Blue Moon embossing powder from the WOW! Seth Apter Cosmic Trio. Then, you know, add some Zentangle® for good measure with a Sakura Micron 08 pen. Lol, see the video for details.

StencilGirl Coffee Cup Rings Stencil

Next, paint three tassels with Daniel Smith Indigo watercolor by dripping it down the page. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle on Etched Platinum embossing powder from the Seth Apter Metalz Trio and melt with Dual Speed Heat Tool.

WOW! Seth Apter Cosmic Trio, Metalz Trio

Watercolor the background with Daniel Smith Perylene Green and allow to air dry. Finally, embellish with confetti and a CZ Design HAPPY Reverse Sentiment Strip.


Who says you can’t have coffee cup rings underwater?

Check out this post/video for more StencilGirl and WOW! inspiration.


What’s a blog hop without prizes!! We have THREE gift cards to giveaway!

  • $35 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl® Products
  • $35 Gift Certificate to Seth Apter’s Shop
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Wow!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below. Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

Three winners will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
One comment per blog please.

You have until Wednesday, September 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 24th.

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Coffee Stencil 2 Unique Ways

Next Stop

The next stop on Day 1 of the hop is the lovely, Jo Herbert! The full Day 1 list is below. Plus hang with us for more inspiration on Day 2!

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  1. Carol E. Wortman says:

    I remember watching you make this by video before. Fantastic! It is absolutely mesmerizing! Made a lasting impression. Wonderful!

  2. Your careful placement of graphic elements and use of negative space creates such attractive compositions! Many thanks for the thorough explanations in your video. I’ve picked up so many new techniques!

  3. Susan Clifford says:

    Amber, great techniques to give absract designs. Love the copper WOW embossing powder used along withbwatercolours… so effective. Thank for the video.

  4. wow, awesome work!! I love all the texture and colours, the video is great.

  5. Lovely pieces. I especially enjoy the way the embossing powder can really be featured. I love the combination of color and texture

  6. I do love a coffee stain ring. Fab makes

  7. shea mester says:

    Hi Amber–thank you for such a beautiful presentation. Your art work is stunning-and such a wonderful combinations of techniques- Zentangle what a great addition. Your clarity in introducing your process in your video is perfect. Thank you for sharing your process and art

  8. Phyllis Miller says:

    Love the Coffey ring stencil

  9. Laura InkyFingers says:

    These are amazing! I love how you seem to have all these layers on, but with a minimalist feel! I’m going to bookmark this and give it a go one day soon! Thank you for sharing!!

  10. Julie Wexler says:

    Amber, these creations are so both so beauriful, yet different, despite using some similar techniques and the same stencil. Thx for keeping much of the video- I learned so much from seeing your creative process.

  11. Kate Grandy says:

    I am new to embossing and this just gave me so much inspiration! 😍 Love the watercolor addition.

  12. Jeri Lange says:

    These are fabulous! I especially love the Zentangle one and the colors you chose. Thanks for creating the video too.

  13. PatioLinda says:

    Your style is very unique..clean..appealing. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Wilma DeGraffenreid says:

    Oh my goodness, you are so creative! I love the creative way you used the stencil and how you used Zentangle with your dream catcher!

  15. Lea Vollmer says:

    Really enjoying seeing everyone’s creativity! Great color choices!! Blog hops are so much fun – some I have not seen before!

  16. Janet Schmitz says:

    You are my first artist who I have seen to combine stencils, embossing and watercolors in such an abstract but soooo very simple way. Such an inspiration to me! Thank You!!!


    As an avid coffee consumer, I so recognize this stain design. I need this stencil. Your work is amazing and it’s great listening to your soft voice explain what you’re doing. Beautiful cards.

  18. Wonderful work, and thanks for the supplies link. CZT24 here, and always happy to see someone using Zentangle with other art work.

  19. Diane Swanson says:

    I love the coffee cup rings! I just ordered them! I love your blue on the intersecting circles! Great job!

    1. Wonderful use of stamps but awesome choice of colors. Cant wait to try them together.

  20. Lynne Cross says:

    You’ve inspired me to experiment with embossing powder and watercolour. I haven’t used either for years, so it’s a whole new journey.

  21. Ann Barnes says:

    Gorgeous! I absolutely love what you’ve done with that stencil- the zentangle looks so amazing! Thank you for sharing

  22. ann barnes says:

    Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I’m so in love with your art and using this stencil
    In such unique ways. Thank you

  23. Hi a caruso says:

    Omg what a great way to combine Zentangle with mixed media! I can’t wait to see more!

  24. Carol Watson says:

    Love your watercoloring, both cards are beautiful. Thanks for the video.

  25. Oh my, I’ve got to try the Seth Apter trios. Your use of them is so gorgeous!
    Love the stencil too. The first piece made me want coffee – haha.

  26. The dreamcatcher is amazing and love the coffee ring stencil. So creative.

  27. Oh my, these projects are so stunning! Who would have thought how many ways you can use one stencil (coffee ring). I love these!

  28. I love that stencil and the metallic powders!! I also loved how you turned this stencil into an opportunity to connect with doodles! Thanks for showing how to use the stamp pad to emboss. I am a novice.

  29. Love your combination of stenciling and embossing with watercolors! Beautiful and mysterious!

  30. Nancy Johnston says:

    Love this stencil! THanks for showing me – I haven’t used any of these yet.

  31. Dana Smith says:

    Really lovely! Love the colors, texture, and contrast. Your palette choice is inspiring. Thanks

  32. Carole Carlson says:

    The coffee rings card is so simple, but so effective! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  33. Barbara Moore says:

    I love your work and the techniques are amazing. Love the stencils and embossing powder.
    Thank you also for the opportunity to win some wonderful goodies.

  34. Christel Kujala says:

    Love to learn new techniques. Thanks for the sharing the video and showing how these amazing cards was made.

  35. I absolutely love your work! I love Zentangle and the way you incorporate into your pieces is just lovely. And of course I like the embossing. I have subscribed!

  36. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Really beautiful cards, love the coffee rings dream catcher!

  37. Marcia D. says:

    Great projects! Thanks for sharing….

  38. Lynne Gillespie says:

    Love the imaginative way you have used the stencils, fab!

  39. Christine A says:

    I love the moody, artsy look of these cards. The combination of embossing, watercolour and Zentangle is wonderful.

  40. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty designs and embossing powders! Love these creations!

  41. Shirley McCullough says:

    Totally awesome, I love the colours, texture and the paper you chose in making this !the stencil is great and love the copper embossing power … 💖

    1. Nickie Olivier says:

      Love, LOVE the crusty copper coffee rings! So cool…. gotta try it! Thanks for sharing 😊

  42. JK Dunning says:

    Awesome they way you created such unique looks with the same stencil. Thanks for sharing your art.

  43. Absolutely gorgeous! Really enjoyed seeing your process in the video and the way you combined embossing powders and watercolors! Wow!

  44. Coffee AND inspiration. thanks!

  45. Wow! Beautiful & amazing results from one stencil!

  46. So much creativity here! I love the coffee theme!

  47. Ashley Cortez says:

    Love how the wow embossing powders are color blend with 3 different colors in each one and I like how the embossing pad has a refillable roller, amazing cards thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration

  48. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    You had me at coffee! And the embossing powder makes it even more yummy!
    Both projects are awesome.

  49. Glenda Barber Hoagland says:

    Wow, I love what you created. these cards are amazing.

  50. Wow! You Had me at coffee. I love these rings and patterns.

  51. Lynn Young says:

    Wow! Once again you inspire me! I love the one with the blue WOW embossing and the Zentangle you truly made the stencil you own.

  52. Mary Collier says:

    I have several Seth Apter products and really appreciate you using his stencil as a focus element. Very dramatic. Would love to see more demos using his products.

    1. Irene Rafael says:

      So much creativity here!! Love the coffee theme!

  53. Nancy Faulls says:

    What amazing work! SO creative….so glad to find your work.

  54. Margaret Woodcock says:

    These are just fabulous ! I love them x

  55. Wow thank you for the inspiration! Beautiful work & ideas 😃

  56. Lila Wetel says:

    Love this coffee stencil. I think my favorite is the Miss U card.

  57. You have :wowed: me for sure with these awesome creations! I need to start giving my stencils some attention. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  58. Gail Daughtry says:

    This is my first time hearing about “Stencil Girl”. I love the cards, they are so creatively appealing. Thank you for sharing your talent with me(us). I look forward to “Day 2”.

  59. Love the focus on the coffee rings with the embossing powder. These products are lovely.

  60. Stacy Scheuher says:

    Your Dreamcatcher is really beautiful! Very talented you are!! TFS!

  61. Your work is very creative. Love your technique! Thanks for sharing.

  62. Loving the coffee ring stencil. Those cards are gorgeous.

  63. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love the coffee stencil and the drip! HOW COOL!

  64. Deborah Fortin says:

    what a fab way to use that stencil. I happen to own it myself so I am going to borrow your idea . love the colours you used.

    1. Elaine Blum says:

      I love you technique, Amber. Your cards are amazing. 😘

  65. Robin Flate-Strubbe says:

    Love the cards. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  66. Tania McGill says:

    Stunning cards ,l love the combination of stencil,embossing and tangles x

  67. Crystal LeShae Evans says:

    Very unique design! You’re so creative! Thanks for sharing!

  68. Lorraine Cannock says:

    Wow, I love your work, you are so creative, I would never have thought to do that with a coffee ring stencil, I am greatly inspired! Thanks for sharing ❤️

    1. Your zentangle work is exquisite!