Joseph’s Coat with Love of Leaves
Can you believe September is almost half over already? Wow – time really flies these days.
I have been playing around with some old techniques, and today I have a Joseph’s Coat technique to show you.
The “Joseph’s Coat” technique has always been one of my favorites. I changed it a little bit for this card.
The first step for this technique was to sponge color over a light card stock. I decided to try something different. Instead of sponging color, I used the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my card stock base. It saved a lot of work, and I love the way it turned out.
The next step is to stamp a solid image over the inked cardstock/DSP using VersaMark Ink. I used the Love of Leaves Stamp Set.
Next, heat emboss the images using Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This creates a resist for the rest of the Joseph’s Coat technique. The colored area behind the embossed images will stay colored when you do the next step. (Let the embossing cool for a minute or so.)
Use Stamping Sponges or Sponge Brayer to add a dark ink over the embossed layer. I used Night of Navy Classic Ink with my Sponge Brayer. I kept adding ink until I was pleased with the results. I love that a hint of the Playing with Patterns DSP still shows up.
I added my stamped/embossed/sponged layer to a Crushed Curry Cardstock layer, then to a Calypso Coral card base. I’ll add some embellishments and a sentiment later. But in the meantime, isn’t this fun? At first, I was a little dismayed at the blank areas in the stamps, but they’re made to look a little distressed. And, honestly, when you look at fallen leaves in autumn, aren’t they really distressed and never perfect?
This is a great card for so many occasions – thank you, birthday, thinking of you, sympathy. and many more! I have a cousin with a house in the woods, and this would make a perfect birthday card for him. What can you use this card for?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
I love all the techniques you have been showing lately. I haven’t made this one is ages. Such fun!
Thanks, Susan! I hadn’t done the Joseph’s Coat one for years either. I love the hint of DSP in the background!
I like the ‘distressed’ effect on the leaves. As you said, it’s hard to find an unblemished fallen leaf. The technique is really cool!
Thank you! And, I agree – hard to find perfect fallen leaves. (Especially after they’ve been jumped in!)