Technique Tuesday-Joseph’s Coat With Embossing Folder

When Theresa of Scraps by Gracie selected the Joseph’s Coat technique for our October Blog Hop, she also provided us with several technique videos to help us along.  Oh, and if you want to see the first two posts in the follow-up series, you can do that here and here.

My first card was based on this video.  I had never seen Joseph’s Coat done using an embossing folder, so I was eager to give it a go.  This is the card I made based on that video.

Card I made using the Joseph's Coat technique with the Autumn Type embossing folder.

I started with a 5 1/4″ x 4″ panel of Whisper White card stock.  To that I applied fall inspired Distress Inks in a random pattern.  It looked splotchy, but that would all be covered later.  As Distress Inks take a bit longer to dry, I allowed the panel to sit before embossing it with the Autumn Type embossing folder.

I lightly ran the VersaMark ink pad over the raised areas, but I made a mistake by not prepping the panel with my Embossing Buddy first before heat embossing with Clear Embossing Powder.  I didn’t realize my oversight until I covered the entire panel with Elegant Eggplant ink.  Using a paper towel, I wiped the ink off the embossed areas to discover I also had all sorts of embossed flecks where they didn’t belong!

Despite the faux pas, I liked the result and didn’t want to cover it up.s a result, I kept my embellishments to a minimum by wrapping the panel several times with Copper Metallic Thread by Stampin’ Up.  Then I took another length of the thread and wrapped it around my hand five times (to give you an idea of how much I used) and attached that to the front.  I popped a Glue Dot down and made sure each loop of the thread was secured by the glue dot.  Then I heat embossed two wooden leaves previously sold by Stampin’ Up with Copper Embossing Powder and attached them with glue dots as well.  Here’s a closer look:

Autumn Leaves wm 3

My plan was to attach the panel directly to an Elegant Eggplant base, but I wasn’t thrilled with the look.  My solution was to add a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ panel underneath after heat embossing the edges with Copper Embossing Powder.

One final step was to add three Enamel dots to the panel after coloring them with a Copper Leaf pen.

I didn’t create a sentiment for this card yet as I’m not sure exactly how I want to use it.


10 Responses to “Technique Tuesday-Joseph’s Coat With Embossing Folder”

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  1. Jeanette says:

    WOW! This card is stunning… love the rustic look!

  2. nclights7 says:

    I love all the colors and the thread!

  3. Denise Sayers says:

    Very cool technique. I have tried running Versamark over just the raised part of embossed image before and it had the same problem. However yours looks great, maybe because of the various colors (mine was just a solid color), so it looks more variegated and like it was meant to be.

  4. Lynn McAuley says:

    I love this dark beauty with all the rich colors of autumn, Kim!

  5. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Beautiful card- love the colors- I love the simple embellishments too- shows off the gorgeous colors you used!

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