Sunday, 26 June 2016

Crazy Crafters June Blog Hop - Joseph's Coat


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, France Martin (perhaps better known as Frenchie!) - we are thrilled to have her join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, Stephanie Fischer - The Crafty Thinker, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

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I have been enjoying and learning from the Frenchie tutorials for several years - especially the videos (who doesn't love that gorgeous accent!) so this opportunity has been very exciting for me.  But it did pose a problem when selecting a project to CASE - there are just so many that I love!  

Eventually I decided to opt for something that I hadn't done before and chose the Joseph's Coat technique (I assume named after Joseph's Coat of many colours).  France has a great tutorial over on her blog - just click on the image of her card, to the left, to follow the link.

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Joseph's Coat technique with the Bloomin' Love stamp

Since it was my first attempt at this technique - I kept it simple and used only two stamps - the heart from Bloomin' Love and the greeting is from the Hostess set Time of Year.  

Unlike France, I sponged the colours onto Shimmery White cardstock with a sponge dauber.  My first plan was to place the colours randomly but, as you can see, I don't do random very well!  I ended up sponging diagonal stripes in Peakaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay and Watermelon Wonder.

I made sure the ink was dry before giving it a quick wipe with my embossing buddy and then stamping with Versamark and clear heat embossing.

Once the heat embossing had had a couple of minutes to cool, I sponged over the entire project quite heavily with black ink and then used a tissue to wipe the ink off the heat embossing to reveal the pretty colours.  From my personal (and painful) experience, allow me to give you a tip:  use Memento Black ink.   On my first piece, I made the mistake of using Basic Black Archival ink and was unable to properly clean it off the embossing!

I layered my Joseph's Coat panel onto Watermelon Wonder and then Basic Black cardstock before placing it onto the front of my Bermuda Bay card.

I really enjoyed this technique (although I ended up with very inky fingers!) and I know I'll be doing it again very soon.  Thank you again France Martin for your wonderful inspiration!

I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Stephanie Fischer - so click on the next name in the list to ensure that you don't miss out of seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration they contain.

'Til next time.
Stephanie
 
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44 comments:

  1. I really love how you have done the black background, really makes your images stand out. Angexxx

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    1. Thank you, Angela! I started out with Dapper Denim and felt the need to go darker!

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  2. Gorgeous colour choices Stephanie, and great instructions...I am going to have to give this a go now too Love you card.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. It's such a fun technique! But watch out - it's a bit addictive!

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  3. I love this technique Stephanie and your card is gorgeous! xoxo

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  4. Wow amazing color thank you so much for playing along

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    1. Thank you! It was such an honour to "hop" with you - you have provided me with so much pleasure and inspiration and continue to do so!

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  5. Love this technique so much too I chose it as well. Love your take on it. It's turned out so well!

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  6. Wow that's impressive Stephanie! Will be trying this technique out

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I think you'll enjoy it!

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  7. LOVE the colours! I can see myself trying this technique, and will keep your tip for black ink in mind!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. Yes, I found the black ink experience quite trying!!

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  8. Fabulous card - love the colours and the technique!

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  9. I love your take on this card Stephanie! It's so vibrant! I think I'll try it again on Shimmery White as I think yours came out much brighter than mine did xx

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    1. Thanks, Jessie. Yes, I think I found that it did help keep the colours bright. Also I sponged on the colour quite heavily.

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  10. What a fun technique. It came out really well on yours, well done.

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  11. Awesome card and fabulous technique Stephanie. Must give this a go, looks like fun! :)

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    1. Thanks, Juan - yes it's quite addictive!

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  12. That is so beautiful Stephanie! Thanks for the tip about the Archival and Memento.

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  13. I'm glad you redid it. These colors look great together.

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    1. Thank you Satomi! It was good that you were there at the time - without your moral support I may have been tempted to give up - so thank you!

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  14. Am loving this technique and colours Steph....thanks for the tip

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  15. Great minds. I couldn't go past trying this technique out either. I love the diagonal sponging, will have to try that next time as the effect is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Rosalie - you're very kind! In my head the colours were randomly applied!

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  16. Love the card Stephanie. I must give this technique a try - looks awesome (but sounds messy).

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    1. Thanks, Kirsten - it's a lot of fun ... but yes, it was a little messy!

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  17. I was looking at one similar to this of Frenchies to case, so cool. Looks lovely

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  18. Really pretty card Stephanie!

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  19. Love the card. Thanks for the tip.

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  20. Love the look of your card, you did a great job! I have yet to try this but I think now I will. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I'm sure you'll enjoy using this technique.

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  21. Bold and bright! Great work. TFS

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