Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall Fern card with Joseph's Coat

Hello! I am back today to share on behalf of Just for Fun Rubber Stamps!  I really love this card and I hope you will too!

 I purchased this Framed Fern stamp myself before I was on the design team.  I love ferns AND also this negative/positive style of stamp.  Just for Fun carries a bunch of images in this style. This stamp was my "go-to" masculine card image this summer.



I used a technique that I really love - the Joseph's Coat technique.  I started with watercolor paper that I colored with watercolor markers in fall colors.  I simply scribbled fall colors all over the paper and blended with water.  

(Here is my secret:  I usually use a background that I intended to use another way, but it didn't turn out as pretty as I wanted.  The following step makes these not-so-nice backgrounds look beautiful!)



Once the background was totally dry, I heat embossed the Framed Fern image with clear embossing powder.  I then used my Distress Black Soot inkpad directly on the paper to completely cover the background.  You can use just about any black ink, but when I use watercolor paper, I like to use the Distress ink to get it good and saturated with black.  Then I use a paper towel (slightly dampened, if needed) to wipe off the excess ink and then reveal the beautiful watercolor-y image!


If you like this look, you may be interested in this card I made using the same technique.  This one shows my background before stamping, too.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Framed Fern, Versamark Ink, Recollections Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Tombow markers, watercolor paper, K&Co Tim Coffey MatStack, burlap from the floral section, Recollections 120# Ivory Cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will come back to visit again soon!

9 comments:

  1. Heidi! This turned out so beautiful! I've tried this technique before and it's like magic. Lovely fall card!

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  2. Wow this really looks amazing!! I haven't done this technique in years!! Love the dark background and your addition of the burlap give it an Autumnal feel!! HUGS :)

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  3. What an amazing result, your fern totally shines!

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  4. Wowza, wowza, wowza. What a beautiful card. I do so love the Joseph's Coat technique. Your background paper and burlap add the perfect touch.

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  5. Gorgeous, that technique is just perfect for this stamp, Love it!

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  6. This fern is fabulous. THe Joseph's coat technique is cool. I haven't thought about it in a long time.

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  7. Wow, wow, wow !! Amazing card. I love the technique, because it so perfectly brings out the details. This stamp is wonderful.

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  8. Great technique - the effect is stunning.

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  9. What a fabulous card! Love that fern stamp and the technique you used with it!

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