Joseph’s Coat technique is just perfect with the Arrange a Wreath stamp set. Happy Fall y’all! Here’s the Fall card I did for my club this month using the Joseph’s Coat technique.
Three steps are needed for this technique. First, sponge or watercolor some Fall colors on Whisper White or watercolor paper. Then, stamp solid image stamps in VersaMark embossed with clear embossing powder. Lastly, brayer dark ink like Early Espresso (in this case) over the entire piece. Also, wipe off the embossed images with a tissue or paper towel to wipe away excess ink. I used reinkers in a plate to smash watercolor paper into for the watercolor background under my leaves and wreath. Make sure you spritz the watercolor paper with water first. Also spritz the drops in the plate with some water.
Here is the technique page we did for our club technique books.
Everyone loved the card. I don’t usually use Mango Melody as a Fall color, but I love how bright and happy it is.
Colors: Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybug images in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug. The set is free to hosts that have party sales of at least $300 during Sale-a-Bration (through March 31st). I’m so happy that all 3 of my club hostesses last month earned this set free. You can host a party or just place an order by yourself of $300 and add this set for free.
Here’s the card I designed for my clubs (closed and open). I used 3 of the 4 ladybug images (2 on the card and 1 on the technique sample).
Here is the sample and technique journal page we made. My club members get a new technique page in their journal almost every month.
And here’s a close up of the measurements.
I hope you try this technique out…it’s fairly easy. You can write little hidden messages on the accordion piece and also still have the regular size space to write inside your card.
Text me (214-395-5586) if you’re local to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and I can do a home party for you and your friends so you can earn this adorable stamp set before March 31st.
Oh, and here are the Stampin’ Blends colors I used to color in the ladybugs:
||Petal Pink light
||Flirty Flamingo light
||Smoky Slate light
||Basic Black light
||Poppy Parade dark
||Calypso Coral light & Dark
||Mossy Meadow light & dark
||Blackberry Bliss light
I designed this in May for a masculine card option. And, I thought the car image in this Geared Up Garage set would be perfect for the Soot Technique. So glad they carried this over from the previous catalog, since it has several sayings to handle multiple occasions.
Here’s a close up.
The funny thing was, I had just decided to do away with my table cloths on my class tables opting for just cutting mats under our grid paper. So, I told everyone we needed to be a little more careful with tools to protect the table. Then, I said “ok, tonight we are playing with fire and candles”… lol.
I used the Let It Ride stamp set for our technique sample and let the edges catch fire on purpose so it would look like an old western painting.
Stamps & Tools:
This eclipse technique has been around for a while, but seems to be very popular over the last few months. I did a mother’s day card for my club using this technique with the Springtime Foils paper from sale-a-bration last month.
There are certainly more complicated ways to do this technique, but I like this simple way of using dark card stock under heavier specialty designer paper that is simply one layer popped out on dimensionals. Stamp or color your top piece before punching or running it through the Big Shot.
Also, make sure you save centers of images or letters (like the “O”) since you need to use every piece that you cut out to put your card front back together like a puzzle. Just set the “O” where it came from in order to stick down the middle into the right spot.
Tip: If you have the Springtime Foils paper, it colors best with lighter Stampin’ Blends colors. The darker colors tend to cover up the metallic details.
The Spotlight Technique was the perfect choice to color in just a portion of this huge stamp from the Occasions Catalog (aka the Spring Catalog). Of course, it is beautiful fully colored in too. I do love just plain black and white though, and this is a step above that.
Here is the Technique Journal page I did on this technique for my club.
Have a crafty week!
Here’s an easy wow to spice up your cards. I’ve seen these before, but didn’t realize just how easy they are. The tunnel card technique instructions are below on the technique page I made for my stamp club members.
Here’s the front. The whole scene is dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It didn’t show in the photo, so use your imagination…lol. I used Winter Wonderland Specialty paper and the Wonderland stamp set.
And, here’s the technique page with a tiny sample tunnel card.