Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Joseph's Coat Embossing Technique w/ Secret Garden

Good morning and welcome to Stylin' Stampin' Inksspiration.  Today we are sharing projects with embossing.  Rather I am heat embossed or using an embossing folder, it is one of my favorite things to do on a card.  It can take a simple card to the next level just by adding a little embossing.  
On my card, I chose to do a little of both.  First I used one of my favorite embossing folders (lattice folder) and embossed the pool party strip.  I think it helped to break up all the solid cardstock, since I wasn't using any DSP on this card.  Second, I did a heat embossing technique called "joseph's coat".  This technique has been around and can be searched out very easily on google, pinterest, splitcoast stampers, etc..  I have done this technique before but on a larger scale image. (see image at the end of this post), but this time I used it on a much smaller scale.  I wanted to highlight just one flower and make it center of attention!  

I wanted to make it springy and cheerful, so I used colors of pool party, island indigo and calypso coral.  Added some bakers twine, a clear button and a few layers behind the embossed flower and I'm done.  I am so happy with the way my card turned out, I may just try this technique again very soon.

On the inside, I added a few stamped flowers using the "masking technique".

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets ~ Secret garden, Express yourself
Cardstock ~ island indigo, calypso coral, pool party, whisper white
Ink ~ Island indigo, calypso coral, pool party, black
Misc. ~ island indigo bakers twine, scalloped border punch, basic jewels, crystal buttons
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1 comment :

Tonya said...

Pretty card! I haven't tried the Joseph's Coat technique thank you for the reminder about this fun technique.