Friday, October 7, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques - Joseph's Coat

It's month ten of our year-long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.  It's not too late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing.  If you missed any of the previous months, you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month's hop.

January - Emboss Resist Technique
February - Ink Layering Techniques
March - Inlaid Die-cutting
April - Shaker Cards
May - Spinner Cards
June - Step Cards
July - Watercolor Cards
August - Baby Wipe Technique
September - Mixed Media
October - Black Magic or Joseph's Coat

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This month we are playing with ink and embossing and using a technique that is often called "Joseph's Coat." It is an emboss resist technique that produces some fabulous results. 

Now on with my project.  Did you hear that?  Singular . . . Project   Meaning I only made one card this time around.  So apologies on that one, but I was away for over a week leading into this challenge. 

So this technique started with a solid white piece of paper.  To that, I stamped my monsters in color, using two colors for each monster and black for the eyes and antenna.  I then stamped a layer or two of versmark . . . and note that not being exact is a good thing, as it leaves a white background in all the right places.  I then embossed with clear embossing powder.  

From there, all those white spaces became blue background.  I added some confetti stars and a sentiment, and there it is! 

Here's today's line-up in case you get lost along the way

Thanks for hopping! 

Hope you find some time to be creative.  

Supplies Used - Monster-Sized Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  Monster Love (MFT Stamps)
Ink: Basic Black, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizazz, and Marina Mist (Stampin' Up), Versamark, Blueprint Sketch (Ranger Distress)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah), Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Iridescent Stars (Pretty Pink Posh)


  1. Space! The final frontier! You inked up a beautiful background against your monsters. It may only be one project, but it's an awesome one. Always a pleasure hopping with you!

  2. Debbie, love the little monsters cute are they. I agree with Kim, blackening the hole paper hurts doesn't it? You spend all this time to make a beautiful background only to cover it up again..oh and your fingers in the progress. Still, love your card, super cute. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us

  3. Cute card!!! I have never tried this technique. Need to get on it. I love the result.

  4. Such a cute card that will bring a smile to anyone, young or old, who is celebrating a birthday. It turned out perfect.

  5. Stinkin' cute, Debbie!
    Thanks for being a part of the hop.

  6. super cute card! love those lil monsters!