Colorful Seasons with Seasonal Layers

Continuing on with my Fall-theme, I wanted to try a technique that I discovered yesterday on YouTube called Joseph’s Coat.  I have to give thanks to Dawn Griffith for her inspirational video using the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.  Below is my version of a card using this technique; I chose Colorful Seasons and the coordinating thinlits dies Seasonal Layers for my design.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping card by clicking on the thumbnails.

Just what is the “Joseph’s Coat” technique or how do you do it?  Well, it is really quite simple.  Since I have not ventured into the realm of videos (yet), I will describe the steps below and advise that you can find Dawn’s video on YouTube by searching for her name and the term Joshua’s Coat.

  1. Start with a Whisper White (or Very Vanilla) piece of card stock cut to the size you want your smallest top layer to be.
  2. Select the 3-4 colors you want to use in your color scheme.
  3. Using a sponge, color random areas of the card stock (in circular shapes) until the entire area is colored.  You will want to make sure to blend your colors so that all of the white space is covered.
  4. Choose a line art image (or multiple images) that you will then stamp randomly in Versa Mark ink, sprinkle with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tap off excess.
  5. Heat emboss until all powder melts and is heat set.  Allow embossed areas to cool.
  6. Take the darkest of the colors (either Basic Black or Early Espresso work best) and a sponge brayer and coat the entire piece of card stock (including the embossed images) until it is fully covered.
  7. Take a dry paper towel or rag and wipe across the embossed areas to remove the ink that should just be sitting on top of the embossed images (also known as “emboss resist”).
  8. Mat your pieces as desired and finish out your card.  (NOTE:  I would suggest cleaning your hands before touching any other pieces of card stock as your fingers will get inky during this technique.)

If you have any questions regarding this technique or the design specifications of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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