Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Joseph's Coat for Autumn

Let me start off by saying that I got the idea for this card from someone's blog. I have no idea whose it was. If it was you, please e-mail me so I can give you credit.
I've done the Joseph's Coat technique before, but I didn't really like it because you use black as the top color. When I saw a card using brown instead, I decided to give it another try!
Start by applying multiple colors of ink to glossy cardstock. Here, I've used the Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad and a brayer. Next, stamp your images with Versamark.

Apply clear embossing powder. (You can see what that looks like in this photo.) Heat just until melted. Don't overheat or it will vanish!

This photo shows what you'll see after the EP is melted. Next, brayer over the entire piece with a dark color. In this example, I used Basic Brown. Allow the ink some time to dry, and then buff the embossed images with a paper towel to remove excess ink.

This is the finished piece.
I really love how this turned out, although I'm not totally happy with the card. It looked better in my head!
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: With Gratitude, Canvas bg, So Many Sayings; Paper: glossy white, More Mustard, Old Olive; Ink: Versamark, Pumpkin Patch Spectrum, Basic Brown, Old Olive; Accessories: brayer, Crystal Clear EP, ticket corner punch, word window punch, More Mustard narrow grosgrain ribbon


Debbie Yates said...

I like it...the colors...the stamps...it is beautiful! Your tutorial is wonderful - concise, well-written, great pics - good job!

Pat Hardeman said...

Love the card and your instructions seemed very clear - so may give this a try.

Cindy said...

Great tutorial, I love the colors you chose for your card.

Beth said...

I like the card. The colors are great!!