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.
Challenge Link: Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge
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.
Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw!
VersaMark Embossing Ink
Teresa Collins/ColorBox "Gold Shine" (Pigment Ink)
Clear Embossing Powder
Die Cutting Machine
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.
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