When teaching stamping classes, embossing techniques never fail to impress. I can remember the first time I saw someone emboss gold on a card and I knew I just had to be able to do that!
Today’s card is taking embossing and using it as a resist technique called Joseph’s Coat. You can find many tutorials online and it is a much easier technique to do than it looks. Basically you take a plain piece of white card stock and sponge colors on all over the card stock. It doesn’t matter where you put the color as long as you are “messy” with it and have a mix of colors all over the paper.
Then, you stamp your images with Versa Mark all over the messy card stock and emboss your stamped images with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Once you have embossed your stamped images, you pick a dark color stamp pad and drag it over your embossed designs. It will look awful! But let the ink dry a bit and then take a paper towel and gently clean up the embossed designs. And viola! The gorgeous color underneath begins to show! I used Night of Navy.
I had to add some sparkle to this card, so I took a scrap of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon and colored it with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend. It gave the ribbon just the right amount of sparkly color. Then I added a few Costal Cabana rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone pack and a bit of frayed gold cord from the Forever Greenery Combo pack. You can’t tell from the picture, but I also brushed some Wink of Stella over the embossing to give it some more sparkle.
I also did the technique for the sentiment. But for that, I sponged down plenty of Daffodil Delight and embossed the sentiment with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and spread a light coat of Granny Apple Green over it. A fussy cut shell was also done and added as an embellishment along with the ribbons.
I have to say, the Joseph’s coat technique is a lot of fun! Try it, you will love it.
What I Used To Make This Card
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