I'm in Auckland, New Zealand this week! The first few days I'll be sightseeing with my husband, then later on I'll be attending Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Live convention. I'll be posting my sightseeing highlights on my personal Facebook page, and updates from OnStage Live on my Nancy's Nifty Notes Facebook page...hope you'll follow along!
While all of my Northern Hemisphere friends are heading into spring, here in the Southern Hemisphere we're starting to get a taste of autumn. This inspired me to pull out an old technique to try: Joseph's Coat. Named for the Biblical figure's coat of amazing colours, this technique combines sponging, stamping and heat embossing, and brayering.
I started by sponging spots of colour all over a layer of Whisper White: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. A key to this technique is to blend the colours into each other and don't leave any white patches.
Next I stamped images from Oh So Eclectic over the sponged layer, using Versamark ink. Then I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heated it to melt.
Then I used a sponge brayer to add Early Espresso ink to the layer. It takes many passes to get an opaque covering everywhere that isn't covered by the clear embossing powder. I wiped excess ink off the embossed images with a paper towel. Since the images are textured there is a bit of Early Espress embedded in some of them, which I think just adds interest.
A ribbon and sentiment and layers finish off the card. I think I will try this again using the leaf stamps from Colorful Seasons. I'll show you the results when I do.
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!
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