Last week one of my downline Ruth showed me some cards that she had designed using the Joseph’s Coat technique with lighter color inks. I really liked the look. So thought that I would try the technique with two of my favorite color combinations! The Joseph’s Coat technique uses 3-4 coordinating colors of ink to create a multi-colored background using a stamped image. The two color combinations that I choose for my backgrounds on these cards were:
LEFT CARD: uses 3 Subltle Ink Colors: So Saffron, Soft Seafoam and Blushing Bride inks. The darker color that I used for the left card is the new Rococo Rose ink which is a darker shade of the Blushing Bride ink.
RIGHT CARD: uses 3 Bright Ink Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green inks. The darker color is Mossy Meadow ink.
The PROCESS to make Joseph’s coat background is:
1. Select 3 colors of ink that coordinate with those you want to use for the card. Then select a 4th color that is a little darker than the 3 colors you have chosen. The darker color will be the final background color of your piece.
2. Start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I started with a quarter sheet – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ since I knew that I would be using this piece for the background of a card. Dab a sponge into your lightest color of ink. Use the sponge to add the ink randomly to your white cardstock. I used a swirling motion to blend the color onto the paper. Cover the whole sheet with your 3 ink colors.
4. Next use a Heat Gun to dry the cardstock. Then use an Embossing Body on the cardstock to remove any leftover moisture from the ink.
5. With a Versamark ink pad and the small Daisy stamp from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set randomly stamp the daisy image over the cardstock. Emboss this with Clear Embossing powder and the Heat gun. You will see the embossed image come thru when you heat the embossed image.
6. Then use another sponge to add the darkest color over the other colors and the stamped images. Your embossed images will begin to pop out and the colored background will be absorbed into the darker color. This is the finished background piece.
This picture is the piece that uses the Subtle color of inks with Rococo Rose as the darker color.
To Assemble the Card:
Cut a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″ to form the card base.
Attach a piece of So Saffron cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ to the card base. Then trim your background piece to 5″ x 3 3/4″ and attach to the card base.
Rococo Rose cardstock: Stamp 2 small and 2 large daisies with Rococo Rose ink on Rococo Rose cardstock.
Blushing Bride cardstock: Stamp 2 small and 2 large daisies with Rococo Rose ink.
So Saffron cardstock: Stamp 2 small and 2 large daisies with So Saffron ink on the So saffron cardstock.
Punch all the daisies out with the two daisy punches. Layer the 2 small daisies together to make the center of each flower and layer onto 2 of the larger daisies. NOTE: I added the small blushing bride daisies to the large Rococo Rose daisies for a different look.
I attached the daisies to the card using dimensionals. Then I added Faceted gems to the center of the daisies. I made a little tag and stamped the sentiment “Smile” from the Daisy Lane stamp set. I added this to the top of the card coming out of the daisies.
You can see the Facebook Live Video HERE for making this tutorial. NOTE: This video has been uploaded from a Facebook Live to You Tube. The technique starts about 5 minutes in.
These are the products that you need to make the darker card on the right. Just substitute the colors listed above for the card on the left.
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