Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: Fall/Autumn

Hello, Crafty Makers!

I have spent the past two weeks or so working on an old technique called "Joseph's Coat."   I have done several iterations (some far more successful than others) and this Autumn themed card is my favorite thus far.  This was created for the Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.

"Nature's First Green"
It is always fun to discover techniques both old and new and add them to your skill toolbox.  While some may have really elevated reasons for trying techniques, I normally don't.  For example, I was looking for projects that would allow me to make use of the five reams of glossy cardstock I have been holding on to since the year 2000.  I think eighteen years is long enough.  This technique was the perfect solution. For those of us who are blending challenged, it is good practice in blending and working with both types of Distress Inks®. 
There are a ton of colors in my "forest" background.  In my first attempt, I used Distress Oxides™ but that panel did not turn out right.  On this panel, I used regular Distress Inks™.  The Oxides work fine, but they didn't create the kind of depth I wanted.  I used Teresa Collins for ColorBox® "Gold Shine" to color my "Hello" die.  To get the best effect, I cut several of the sentiment (kraft paper), glued them together, and then pressed them down into the ink pad.  

Other Challenges Entered:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Dark Chocolate, Antique Gold, Glossy, Vellum, Kraft 
American Crafts "Autumn Leaves" Collection, Hero Arts "Hello" Stamp and Cut.
Distress Inks:
Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw!
Other Inks: 
VersaMark Embossing Ink
Teresa Collins/ColorBox "Gold Shine" (Pigment Ink)
Clear Embossing Powder

Die Cutting Machine
Anti-Static Pouch
Bone Folder

Note:  Chunky stamps work best for this technique but you can get fabulous results with line art stamps as well.  The key, I found, lies in choosing the right ink colors and not over blending.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah


  1. Thank you for sharing your pretty fall card and how you created that look with us at Through The Craft Room Door

  2. Stunning card. Really love the autumnfeel in it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  3. Gorgeous card, love the background, so very interesting. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra


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