Sep 3, 2008

Joseph's Coat Autumn Cards

Good morning!

Today I get to show you a few more cards with 2 more new sets that will be released this Friday night: Spooky Silhouettes and Autumn Leaves. The first card shows Gina's Free with Three Stamp Set, Autumn Leaves. I really like this set because of all the different techniques that you can use with the leaves in this set. For both of the cards in today's sneak peeks, I pulled out an old favorite technique of mine, Joseph's Coat.

The card above started with a piece of whisper white cardstock. I brayered the cardstock with my (now retired) Stampin Up Earth Elements Spectrum Pad. Next, I stamped the leaves in versamark and clear embossed them. Then, I brayered black ink over the entire piece of cardstock watching while the clear embossing powder resists the black dye ink. Ashley and Brad watched while I made one sample and they thought I was ruining it... LOL! That's what it looks like at first, until you see the magic of the resist appear!

To make the night sky pop even more, I stamped the leaves again in versamark and this time embossed with detail gold embossing powder. The gold dots are supposed to be stars in the sky - in case you were wondering. I was only going to add a few dots, but then my Zig painty pen dripped, so I went with the full starry night look! LOL! Hey - there are no mistakes in stamping, right? Only more possibilities to embellish! heehee... All you stamping class ladies know that mantra of mine, right?!

The tag is one of Gina's Bling and Dazzle tags - I used a couple of Ranger Alcohol inks for the polished stone look on it. This saying is also from Gina's Autumn Leaves stamp set. I stamped it in versamark and then traced the letters with my Zig Painty Pen - the same one I used for my faux stars. I edged around the tag with the pen too, as you can see in this close-up.

This second card is another super simple one done with the same Joseph's Coat Technique. This time, though, I used white glossy paper to brayer the spectrum pad on. The black paper is actually black glossy paper, so there is quite a bit of shine on this card which made it very hard to photograph well.

I was so excited to see this stamp set - it goes so well with Gina's other Halloween Stamp set called Happy Haunting. I don't have a Weeping Willow tree - and look at how cool Gina's is! And, I'm a little embarrassed to admit how excited I am to have a circle stamp that can be a sun or a moon or even just a plain circle! Isn't it kind of crazy how sometimes it's the simplest things that can make a stamper happy - or is it just me that's so easily pleased!? heehee...

A few tips when you try this technique:
*Splitcoast Stampers has an excellent tutorial on Joseph's Coat that can be found here.
*It's best to have 2 brayers - one for black (or any dark ink because it will stain your brayer) and one for lighter inks. It's much handier not to have to clean them between the steps on this technique.
*To wipe all the ink away, take a paper towel and buff the rest of it off the embossing powder.
*Bold or thicker lined stamps show off the brayered background best.

Be sure to check out what amazing projects Gina, Emily, Carolyn, Melanie, Kurtis, and Joanne have made with these two Autumn stamp sets. You may even find some fun blog candy on someof their blogs!
Have a great rest of your day and thanks for stopping by!Jessica


Gina K. said...

Fabulous! I love both of these cards Jessica!

Carolyn King said...

ohhh...gorgeous...Joseph's coat technique looks so great with these!!!

catdidit said...

Omg! What awesome cards. I LOVE that willow tree one! And this technique is perfect with that scene, wow! Need a spectrum pad now, lol!

Melanie said...

great cards, love the pumpkin spectrum bnehind the tree

That is a really good tip to have two brayers, I hate cleaning the ink, almost never do this technique for that reason! Maybe i need another one now! ;)

emilymomto3boys said...

Wow! I have to say - that second one is just stunning!!! They are both fab cards!

MichelleH said...

Amazing cards! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Bee said...

Stunning! :-)

Marcia said...

beautiful cards!

Elena said...

Great cards! Thank you for sharing!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

Your cards are beautiful!!

Theresa said...

Wow! These are amazing! Love this technique. I am going to have to try it.

Tamara said...

It has been a long time since I have made a Joseph's coat card, but I think you have inspired me to make another one soon.


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