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Technique Spotlight: Joseph's Coat

Updated: May 18, 2022

What's the easiest way to make colors in a project POP? By adding black, of course! This Joseph's Coat technique gives this card a perfect pop of color from the Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, and Bumblebee ink I used. I especially love how when I used the Blending Brushes to add those three colors of ink, the Poppy Parade and Bumblebee colors overlap to make a beautiful orange in the flowers, as well.

In my opinion, Joseph's Coat is way simpler than it looks. Here it is, step by step:

1) Use Stampin' Sponges or Blending Brushes to apply several colors of ink to an entire piece of Basic White or Very Vanilla cardstock.

2) Make sure the ink is completely dry by letting it sit for a couple minutes or using a Heat Tool.

3) Stamp a solid image over the colored cardstock using Versamark ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat.

4) Take a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad, and swipe it directly over the paper to make the entire piece black. Wipe ink off the embossed image to reveal the colored image, while the rest of the cardstock remains black.

I love the look, and when added to a project, it can really be an eye catcher. See how that black ink makes those colors absolutely striking? You can watch the What's Up! Stampers? Facebook Live where I made this card here:

The other feature on this card that turns my crank is the super simple banner on which I stamped the sentiment. After cutting the white cardstock to 3/4" x 2 3/4", I put one end into the Treasured Tags Pick A Punch. This punch creates 6 different looks depending on what width you trim your paper.

For a complete list of the supplies I used to make this project and for links to the products in my online store, see below.

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