Joseph’s Coat Technique (Vintage Leaves)

by Kylie
Joseph's Coat: Vintage Leaves

Hi, the technique – Joseph’s Coat –  is one you are going to love! I cannot wait to share it with you. It can get a little messy; then again, that could just be me. 🙂

To start with grab a sheet of Whisper White cardstock. I usually start with a piece about 4.25″ x 5.5″.  With your sponges/sponge daubers, apply whatever colours you like.  I used Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie on all three cards.  I combined them with Bermuda Bay and Cherry Cobbler for the first card.  For the last two cards, I used Real Red and Old Olive.    The great thing is that you don’t have to be too careful with your blending at that this stage.  Make sure, however, that you do cover the entire base of the card with ink.

The next step is SUPER important!  Either put the inked panel aside to thoroughly dry or use the heat tool.  You don’t want to proceed with this technique until the panel is completely dry.  Once dry, use your embossing buddy to remove any static as we don’t want the embossing powder to stick in the wrong places.

Take your stamps – I’m using the Vintage Leaves stamp set – and with Versamark ink, stamp the entire background.  Once finished, add clear embossing powder.  (If you think your Versamark ink will dry too quickly you can do this in stages – stamp a few leaves, apply embossing powder, and repeat).  Use your heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

The next step might be a bit scary but I assure you it is TOTALLY worth it.  Take a very dark ink pad such as Tuxedo Black Memento Ink or, in this case, Early Espresso (I thought it would tie in with my autumnal look) and swipe it all over the background you just created.  YES!  Do it!  It will be worth it.  Once you have covered the entire panel, take a clean paper towel or a cloth and gently buff over the embossed images and watch them shine!  How good does it look!

Now you know the process, let’s have a look at the cards I created using the fabulous Joseph’s Coat technique.

Here’s the first card…

For You


I thought the Bermuda Bay might have been a little bright for autumn leaves so decided to switch it out for Old Olive.

Here’s the card…

For You


I’ll let you in on a secret for this last card.  The reason it is just a strip rather than a full panel is that I messed up and hadn’t dried the panel properly before applying the embossing powder.  I trimmed off the botched part and if I hadn’t told you, you’d be none the wiser.  🙂

Here’s the card…

You Make Me Smile


Isn’t this a fabulous technique?  I hope you will give it a try!  If you need any more information about this technique, please let me know.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to both.

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