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Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Twist on Joseph's Coat

I started a class for mid-August with the idea of trying a new stamping technique I'd seen on Splitcoaststampers. The Ladies were lined up for attending, but I still hadn't given it a try myself. I'd read over the idea of Water Stamping and the tutorial looks wonderful. I knew I wanted to use the great set Postage Due...I wasn't sure if I was suppose to use glossy paper or plain...the class was approaching, I gave the technique a try...ack! it didn't work the way I thought it would...panic surfaces. LOL. I scrambled to the inspiration sites.When I laid eyes on a colourful version of Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat, I knew the course the class would take! Between this idea and a wonderful swap from Desiree for a versamark resist card using this great set...I was set.
 The original version of Jospeph's Coat is to use black ink, but after playing with this a number of years ago and staining my brayers more than I'd like..I've adapted it to Night of Navy, or Chocolate, even Cherry Cobbler last year for Christmas..but never used such a bright fun colour as Island Indigo. I essentially CASE'd this from a fellow demo. I highlighted the Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo for the card accents and base instead of Tangerine Tango.

Isn't it fun!? Created by sponging ink over a panel of glossy paper. Heat emboss your image (this one says summer to me, I love the bike.) with clear powder, then brayer over the entire panel with Island Indigo.
I ended up mounting my waterstamped image and we all gave our hand at it during the class, it seemed to turn out better than at first thought. It turned out to be the favourite technique of a couple of the gals. I think they had fun sponging all the colours onto the Whisper White panel.

A couple of them used one of the flower swirls from Flowering Flourishes and accented with a few pearls. Gorgeous. I wish I'd taken a photo to share. I love watching what the women create during the evening. I served yummy Red Velvet Cupcakes, made from fresh beets. They were a hit! (I had an extra made to share with my vegetable farmers at the Market the next night...)



  1. These are gorgeous. You have created cards with a look that I really like, but am never brave enough to try. One day...

  2. Two fabulous designs with this awesome image, Laurie! Both techniques seem tailor-made for this wonderful stamp!!

  3. OOOhhh, pretty. The top card is so bright and cheerful and the bottom one just seems more reflective and calm. Great way to highlight two different moods with one technique!

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  5. Wow, beautiful cards!! I had forgotten about this technique... Thanks for reminding and inspiring me!

  6. What a fabulous take on this technique. Such a pretty and unique outcome.

  7. Beautiful colors! How do you do this again?? :-)

    1. I sponged various colours on a glossy piece of white paper. Then I used versamark to stamp the image, heat embossed with clear EP, then brayered over with the Indigo. The colours I sponged with were Daffodil, Melon Mambo, a bit of Tangerine (can't really see in the photo/ or the card for that matter!) and Tempting Turquoise.

  8. What a neat technique. I love the colors you chose.