Golden Afternoon

Golden Afternoon

I finally did it! I made a video showing how I create a watercolor look using the Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up!®. There are a few things I’ll do differently next time I record a video, but I’m kind of proud of my first real attempt.

Here’s the card I made.

Golden Afternoon, Stampin' Up!, Stamparatus

To create this look, you simply color directly on the stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers, spritz (or not) with a Stampin’ Spritzer, then close the plate to stamp on Watercolor Paper. I like to work with areas that aren’t adjacent so they have a chance to dry before adding a new color. That way they don’t get as muddied. Since you’re using the Stamparatus, you can layer colors and add more until you like what you have.

The colors I used for the tree are Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, and Soft Suede. The sky is just a hint of Balmy Blue. After I finished the watercoloring, I added a bit of color into the white spaces to fluff them out a bit. Be sure you don’t color everything in, though. Leave some white space so you don’t have a “flat” image.

The sentiment is also from Golden Afternoon. I stamped it on a Very Vanilla Cardstock scrap, then punched with the Story Label Punch (you’ll be able to order that in March). I trimmed the top and bottom of the punch off so the sentiment layer wouldn’t cover so much of the tree.

After rounding the edges of the stamped layer, I adhered it to a 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ piece of Old Olive Designer Series Paper (from the Regals Collection), and then to a Very Vanilla Note Card, then added the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here’s the video.

I’ll be posting a video each Monday, so be sure to tune in! I also realized that I have two YouTube channels. I’m not sure how that happened. One was from eight years ago and was the last shuttle launch. I think there are two other stamping videos there from four years ago. I never posted them, because soon after I recorded them, the products retired. *sad*

So now I’m kind of starting over. Hope you enjoyed this one, and I’d love to see your creations! If you try this tutorial, please send me a link to your project in the comments.

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

Note: I used a few markers from each of the four color collections. You can purchase the collections separately, or purchase the Many Marvelous Markers – all forty markers plus Basic Black in a lovely case (with extra spaces for In Colors or other markers). And if you purchase all the markers, you qualify for one FREE Level 2 or two Level 1 Sale-a-bration products! Join my team and get the markers plus another $52 in products for only $99.

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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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13 Responses to Golden Afternoon

  1. Peggy Carper says:

    You did a great job on the video!! I should definitely try this.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Stephanie McKinnon says:

    That was a very good video! I enjoyed seeing how I can use my Stamparatus to watercolor a “picture.” Thank you for sharing your first video. Keep them coming!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ginger na says:

    Well done! I look forward to your next card video.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Gail says:

    Love this! The Stamparatus makes this so easy and fun.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mom says:

    I loved the video and the card – your lighting was excellent. (I needed the idea about leaving some white space so the image doesn’t look “flat”!)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Susan Horr says:

    Your video was amazing! I love that technique and will have to try it!

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  7. debsmart says:

    A lovely card, and your video was terrific! (I left a comment on it, as well). This technique is great, and the result is even better.


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