I hope your weekend is going well! I am enjoying father's day with my parents. I premiered a technique video yesterday which are the cards I am going to show you the details for here. It is using a new (to me!) technique that has been around for a long time called Joseph's Coat Technique. It is tons of fun and has SO many possibilities. I will link the video for these cards below so you can see how I did it, but I also have the card measurements and the supply list used below so you can recreate these cards using this technique, if you like. Here are the cards:
The first card is using the Painted Poppies stamp set, which was carried over from the last catalog. I love this set, and it really works nicely with this technique. You start by sponging various colors on a Basic White CS panel. The ink colors I used were Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo, and Fresh Freesia. They are all so pretty together! I sponged all over the panels in random patterns using the new Blending Brushes..... Love, LOVE, L O V E these new brushes!! They are amazing and smooth the ink onto the panels beautifully. After completely covering the CS with the various ink colors and letting it dry, I rubbed it completely with an Embossing Buddy (retired product). I then stamped over the panel in the two flower sizes using Versamark ink, overlapping them slightly to fill the card as desired. I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the panel, then heat embossed it.
Next comes the really fun (and somewhat messy) part; I ran a Gorgeous Grape ink pad directly over the panel multiple times until the background was completely a dark purple. I then wiped all the flowers with a paper towel to remove the ink. Since this was embossed it resisted the color and could be wiped clean. What you wind up with is the colors that were sponged on the panel originally peeking through in the embossed stamping, and the rest is the dark purple. Cool technique, don't you think? It really has a Wow factor in person! It does take a minute for this panel to dry since it was layered in ink. Once dry, I adhered it to a Fresh Freesia panel. I then wrapped some of the new Fresh Freesia ribbon around the bottom of the panel and tied a bow in the lower left edge. I adhered this to a Gorgeous Grape card base. I stamped the Hey Friend sentiment from the In Symmetry stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink on a scrap of Fresh Freesia CS and punched it out with the Double Oval punch. I punched the scalloped oval in Gorgeous Grape CS and layered them together, then placed them over the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals. That's it for the card front for the first card!
For the second card front, I repeated all the same steps. The only difference was that I substituted the In Symmetry stamp set for the Painted Poppy stamp set. On that card, I stamped the largest flower from the In Symmetry stamp set, and then stamped it a second time, trying to line up the scalloped center (kind of hard to see in the Versamark ink). I thought about it after I finished the class that I think it might work to use a Stampin' Write marker and color in a dot at the scalloped edge on each side when you stamp the first half flower. That would give you a dot to line up with when you stamp the second half. Have not tried it, so I can't swear that it would work, but I think it might. If I try it, I will update this post to let you know if it works like I think it will. I stamped the smaller flowers randomly around the card and filled in with the smallest flowers. I followed the same steps as the first card to heat emboss and stamp the sentiment.
For the card inside for both cards, I stamped the sentiment from the In Symmetry Stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink on a Basic White CS panel. I stamped the small flower in Fresh Freesia ink in the lower left corner. I stamped a mask of this same flower of the sticky portion of a Post-it-Note and fussy cut it out with Paper Snips. I placed that over the stamped flower and stamped two leaves from the In Symmetry stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink. I then adhered this to a Fresh Freesia CS mat and then into the card base. And that's it! Gorgeous and FUN cards made! All I have left to do before sending them to someone special, is stamp some of the same flowers on an envelope to fancy it up as pretty as the card!
If you want to recreate these cards, the measurements and supplies I used are below. If you need any supplies you can click on the item to be taken straight to that item in my online store to shop with me for whatever you need. If you would like to watch the YouTube video to see how I created these cards, you can click on it here:
Hope you enjoy making the cards and using this fun technique! If you do try this technique, I would love to hear from you in the comments and let me know how you like it.
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Until next time...
Cardstock (CS) & Designer Series Paper (DSP):
Gorgeous Grape CS – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” - card base; 2 ½” x 1 ½” - sentiment mat
Fresh Freesia CS - 2 @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" - card front & inside mats; 2 ½” x 1 ½” - sentiment
Basic White CS - 2 @ 4 x 5¼” - card front focal art & card inside
Fresh Freesia 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon - 18"