Josephs Coat Technique with Flowering Blooms

This week I have another fun and simple heat embossing technique to share with you! It’s called the Josephs Coat Technique and I have three different ways you can use it in your card making.

Emboss Resist Technique

So first let’s talk about the technique. The Josephs Coat Technique involves heat embossing and is commonly referred to as the emboss resist technique. The basic concept is that heat embossed images will “resist” ink. So when you can add color around the embossed image, the ink will stick to the cardstock but not to the embossed image. There are a couple of ways to use the emboss resist technique. The most common way is to emboss an image using white embossing powder and then sponge color around the embossed image. You can check out an example of this HERE.

Josephs Coat Technique

The Josephs Coat Technique involves the use of clear embossing powder, a colorfully sponged background and some black memento ink. Start by creating a colorful background on a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock. Randomly sponge a variety of different colors onto the white cardstock . Cover the entire piece of cardstock with a variety of colors. Next, stamp an image on the sponged cardstock using versa mark ink. Sprinkle clear embossing powder on the versa mark, tap off the excess powder and heat to set the image.

Josephs Coat Technique with Flowering Blooms

Now you are ready to make the magic happen! Take the black memento ink pad and swirl the ink all over the sponged cardstock. Be sure to generously apply the black ink to all areas in and around the embossed image. Once the entire cardstock piece is covered in black ink, simply take a dry cloth and wipe off any excess ink that remains on the images. The ink will wipe right off of the embossed image yet it will remain on the cardstock in between all of the embossed images. The use of clear embossing powder allows your sponged color to show through the image! Pretty cool, hey?

Tutorial & Supplies

The cards in this video feature the Flowering Blooms stamp set from Stampin’ Up! However, keep in mind you can use this technique with ANY supplies you have on hand. Just get creative with it! For a complete list of supplies and all of the step by step instructions for creating these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial.

Have fun with the Josephs Coat Technique and be sure to watch the video to see the technique in action. Have a fun and creative day my friends! ~ Lynn

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