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?
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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- You may be able to see some “ghosting” of the background images through the black ink. Cool, eh?
Enjoy trying this technique!