Favorite Sale-a-Bration Product Stamp Off

Favorite Sale-a-bration Product Stamp Off

It’s time for another Stamp Off with my friends Jackie & Susan! This one was so fun; we’re showing off our favorite Sale-a-bration products. There are so many fun ones to choose from but I narrowed mine down to the By the Bay Stamp Set.

By the Bay, Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up!
Aren’t those images and sentiments wonderful? Here’s my card.

By the Bay, Stampin' Up!, Sale-a-bration

This was the technique I wanted to try when we went out of town and I “lost” my Stamparatus.  There’s a stamp company that makes stamps you can use for a watercolor painting look. You take six or seven stamps and create a beautiful watercolored “painting” with stamps and markers.

Stampin’ Up!® has several stamp sets that also look like watercolored paintings (Peaceful Place and Mediterranean Moments in the Annual Catalog are two of my favorites!), but they’re all one stamp. So easy! Here’s how I made my card.


First, I positioned my stamp and Watercolor Paper into my Stamparatus®. Then I used a Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the roof of the house and the little shed, as well as the structure in the background. Then I spritzed with a little water and closed the plate. Just for good measure, I inked the same areas again with the Basic Gray Marker, then stamped over the damp areas without spritzing.

Next, I inked the house and the rocky/sandy area above the fence with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, spritzed, stamped and then stamped again.

I kept using that technique on the different components of the scene using Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, and Garden Green for the greenery, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and a little Cajun Craze for the walkway, and Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Pacific Point for the water. It’s important to note that I only used one color at a time, cleaning the stamp each time I changed colors. I also didn’t spritz each time I stamped. Even so, some of the lines blurred out, but that’s ok; it just looks more “watercolored.”

To fill in a few areas, I scribbled with a marker on an acrylic block, then picked up the color with a small paintbrush and water to dab more color to my painting. I just used little dots of color, not brush strokes.

Finally, I added some sky with a Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad, water, and a paintbrush. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray Classic Ink, then snipped it out with Paper Snips and added it to the card.

Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, I made a frame from Basic Gray Cardstock and layered it over the watercolor with Stampin’ Dimensionals. After I embossed the front of my 3-1/2″ x 5″ Coastal Cabana card base with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I adhered the layers to the card.

Although it sounds like this took a long time, it really didn’t. Now that I have a tripod to hold my camera, this may be the first video I post. Stay tuned!

Oh – and by the way, if you purchase the three sets of Stampin’ Write Markers, or the Stamparatus and Stampin’ Spritzers, or the Watercolor Paper, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and Paper Snips, or any other combination of products totaling a minimum of $50, you can get the By the Bay Stamp Set (or any Level 1 Sale-a-bration product) free!

Now – go check out what Jackie and Susan have for you. I’ve seen some of the projects they’ve created with Sale-a-bration products and I can’t wait to see what they have today!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Favorite Sale-a-Bration Product Stamp Off

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Wow! This is beautiful! It does look like you watercolored it and did not use stamps. It is gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jackie says:

    Oh Buffy, what an amazing card. Your technique is spectacular. You got wonderful watercolors, in all the right places! This is the best card I’ve seen with this set.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. debsmart says:

    Such a beautiful card – and it looks like a true watercolour painting! Terrific technique!

    Liked by 1 person

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