Joseph’s Coat Inside Out

This card from yesterday’s Stamp Review Crew blog hop uses the “oldie but goodie” technique called Joseph’s Coat Inside Out.  Have you tried it?

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Tropical Chic | Joseph's Coat Inside Out | Click for details about this technique -- an oldie but a goodie!

It’s really simple, but a little time consuming as you layer inks to create this dramatic background.  Here’s how:

  • Begin by creating a panel that is randomly stamped with a number of images in a variety of colors.  Here I used a Very Vanilla panel and stamped three leafy images from Tropical Chic in Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, and Granny Apple Green.  I added those funny little marks (are they seeds?) in Shaded Spruce.  Then, because I thought the Vanilla base was too light, I sponged the entire panel with Soft Sea Foam.  I love this panel just as it is!  (Have trouble with random stamping?  See my random stamping tutorial here.)

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Tropical Chic | Joseph's Coat Inside Out | Click for details about this technique -- an oldie but a goodie!

  • After making sure the panel is totally dry, overstamp the large Monstera image in VersaMark ink several times.  This is not a precise operation — it’s very hard to see where you are stamping because the background is so busy and distracting.  Don’t worry; it’s all OK!  Immediately heat emboss with clear powder.

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Tropical Chic | Joseph's Coat Inside Out | Click for details about this technique -- an oldie but a goodie!

    • Using a brayer, cover the panel with black ink.  I used a hard rubber brayer (available in craft stores; it’s the one Stampin’ Up! used to sell) and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  You’ll use a lot of ink!  When you’re satisfied with the coverage, use a tissue or cotton ball to rub off any ink on the embossed areas.

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Tropical Chic | Joseph's Coat Inside Out | Click for details about this technique -- an oldie but a goodie!

    • You may be able to see some “ghosting” of the background images through the black ink.  Cool, eh?

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Tropical Chic | Joseph's Coat Inside Out | Click for details about this technique -- an oldie but a goodie!

Enjoy trying this technique!

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2 Responses to Joseph’s Coat Inside Out

  1. Wendie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. Your card is absolutely beautiful.

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