October Technique Blog Hop-Black Magic and Joseph’s Coat

Welcome to the October Technique Blog Hop


It’s the tenth of our year-long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  This month we are showcasing two techniques, Black Magic and Joseph’s Coat on our projects.  You won’t want to miss the amazing and fun projects we’ve got for you today; so grab a cup of coffee, get comfy and hop through.

We hope you got the chance to hop with us each of the previous month; but if you haven’t, it’s not too late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing.  If you missed the previous months, you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month’s hop.

January-Emboss Resist   February-Ink Layering   March-Inlaid Die Cutting   April-Shaker Cards   May-Spinner Cards  

June-Step Cards   July-Watercoloring   August-Baby Wipes   September-Mixed Media

We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today’s hop and if you become a follower on my blog you will be entered in a card bundle give-away when I reach 100 e-mail subscribers (although my Networked Blogs and Bloglovin followers will be included in the drawing).  Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com or a Stampin’ Up gift certificate (Winner’s Choice).

If you arrived here from my friend and fellow blogger, Lisa, you’re in the right place.  If you came here first, you may want to start the hop at the beginning so you don’t miss anything and have the opportunity to comment to be entered to win.  However you came to be here, I’m just so happy you’ve joined me today!  Now, let’s get to the cards, shall we?

I have to admit I had some trouble with the two techniques we’re featuring this month.  I watched several videos which makes both techniques appear pretty cut and dry but I just didn’t achieve the results I had expected or hoped.  Nevertheless, I forged on.

I made two cards with each technique.  These are what I came up with for the Black Magic technique:

Your Kindness wm 1

I made this card using the tried and true black background and it turned out okay, but I did a lot of fussing to get an adequate amount of color on it.  I tried several variations of this as well which I’ll share with you in my follow-up series.

My second card employs a blue background.  I changed it up a bit by using a two-step stamp.  I’ll let you know how that turned out in my second series post.

Card I made for the October Technique Blog Hop using the Black-Magic technique

Theresa, our hostess, kindly provided us with videos showing two variations of the Joseph’s Coat technique.  I made one card using each of the variations.

I used an embossing folder on this card and I liked the results,  so I didn’t want to cover it up.  Just a bit of embellishment and I was done.  Easy, but not epic.

Card I made for the October Technique Blog Hop using the Joseph's Coat technique.

This card is patterned after the second video.  I wanted to make a change from the autumn colors, so I went with a flower.  I like the flower, but the card…not so much.

Hydrangea wm 1

Up next is my blogging buddy, Jearise ,who has become a wonderful friend and a real inspiration…I’m sure you’ll love what she has for you.

Lost?  Here’s the line-up for today’s participants:







14 Responses to “October Technique Blog Hop-Black Magic and Joseph’s Coat”

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  1. Claudia Henderson says:

    Kim my friend we do think so much alike sometimes. I can’t wait either every month to see “What did Kim create this time”…and guess what, we both kind of picked the same flower Thank You LOL…I like your shape better! The other three cards are wonderful too, but I have to say, the white ink technique is my favorite. Looking forward to next month and love hopping with you

  2. Shelly Schmidt says:

    We are our worst judges- I love the cards you made- all of them! The Black Magic gives the prettiest look of color on a dark BG, and I just love the colors of your last two. How fun!

  3. Lynn McAuley says:

    Such gorgeous vibrant colors with your amazing black magic designs, Kim!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Lynn. It takes a lot of coloring to make it that vibrant. At least it did with the colored pencils I used. I wonder if all pencils are created equal.

  4. nclights7 says:

    Beautiful cards! If I had to pick a favorite, I would say the colorful Black Magic Autumn Blessings is it! 🙂

  5. You’re being way to critical of yourself. All your cards are perfect! You did a great job on all the different ways you did the cards. Love them all.

  6. Kim, I like them all, but I’m in love with that embossing folders one! Just AWESOME!!!!
    Thanks for being a part of the hop.

  7. love each and every one! but you always rock it!

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