Saturday Keep Stamping – Color Combo

 September 4th, 2020

This week my challenge is to use a color combo that was inspired by this spectacular sunset.  Wouldn’t it be great to be on the shore of this body of water and see such glorious colors?

The darker clouds and the dark water of the almost twilight made me think of the technique called Joseph’s Coat.  I have often admired cards created by other’s and to be honest I was rather intimidated.  I had never created a card using this technique before.  I went on a hunt to learn and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it really is to do.

Supplies needed:  White cardstock, three or four ink colors (a yellow and a blue will make green), sponges for each color, embossing pat (buddy), clear pigment ink, stamps, clear embossing powder, heat tool, dark ink such as a black or a dark brown, brayer and some paper towel.

Let me show you what I came up with…

BIRTHDAY LOVE using Tasteful Touches and Boho Indigo

I used the feather image from “Tasteful Touches” and Early Espresso as the ‘coat”.  The Early Espresso gives this card a grounded earthy feel.  The chosen colors of Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay pop nicely when buffed. 

YOU MADE MY DAY using Positive Thoughts and Here’s a Card

The leafy spray and butterfly images from “Positive Thoughts” are “coated” in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Using Bermuda Bay and Mango Melody cardstock against the black really makes these images pop.

Have you ever tried the Joseph’s Coat technique? Give it a try.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how lovely your cards will be!  Do you have a favorite? Let me know and tell me why.

Cheers, Jolanda

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you. Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!


Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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