If you follow me on Facebook, you will have already seen the card I’m sharing with you today.  This is one of the four cards attendees will make in my card class this tomorrow.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Josephs' Coat Technique

The technique used on this card is called the Joseph’s Coat technique, for obvious, multi-color reasons.  The technique is fairly simple, but a little involved, but so worth the effort.

You start by randomly sponging multiple colors of your choice to a Shimmery White piece of card stock.  For this card I used Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine tango, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.

Once the sponging is done, you will want to use your embossing buddy across the entire surface of the sponged card stock because the next step is to do some heat embossing. The embossing buddy ensures that only those images that want to be embossed and nothing else are embossed.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Josephs' Coat Technique

Using Versamark ink, the different leaf stamps from the Vintage Leaves stamp set (one of my all-time favorites!!!) is stamped on top of the sponged card stock and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  This will “set” the leaves and resist any additional inking that is done on top of it, which is the next step.

Using one of our rolling sponges, you will take a darker color (in this case, I used Early Espresso) and sponge over the entire card.  I know this might seem painful at first because you just spent a lot of time sponging and embossing, but keep going – you’ll love the end result, I promise!!

I think this technique will work well on any white or vanilla cardstock, but look at how the shimmery white card stock sparkles, even under the two layers of ink, including the dark Early Espresso. So pretty!

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Josephs' Coat Technique

You can tie any finishing ribbon around the card for an added touch.  The Lemon Lime Twist mat just sets off the colors perfectly.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Josephs' Coat Technique

And don’t forget the inside of the card.  These images were just stamped using the same colors I sponged the front piece with.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Josephs' Coat Technique

Such a beautiful card you could use for any occasion.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Josephs' Coat Technique

I hope you give this a try!  If you need any of the supplies used for this card, just click on the tiles below to go directly to my online store.

Hope to see you back next time!

Tammy

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