Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for September. We always hop on the last Sunday of each month at 8:00 pm ET. I'm so happy you are here! Our theme for this month is fall. You might have just come from Amy's blog. Weren't you impressed with her ideas! If you are just starting here, please visit all of the posts on this hop. You'll see some great fall samples!
I'm sharing a card using the Joseph's coat technique. This is an old technique that has come back. The good ones always do! Here is my card.
I have a video for this card so if the directions are a little fuzzy, hopefully the video will clear it all up. I'll share it a little later.
The card base is Granny Apple Green that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score this at 3 1/4 and 4 1/4. Fold the card at 4 1/4 and then fold back at 3 1/4. Glue down the 1 inch area next to the fold. This is just a little added something that makes the card seem like a fun fold. I'm using the Forever Fern stamp set. To get the leaves stamped on the base of the card, use the Stamparatus and Versamark. Mark off a area on the Stamparatus for the card base. Line up all of the leaves from Forever Fern over the base close together. This will not cover the entire surface of the base. Stamp with the Versamark. Turn the base around and stamp the bottom of it. You'll have to position the base where you need it to complete stamping. You will not need all of the stamps.
Take a piece of Whisper White measuring 3 3/4 x 5 for the next step. I used Real Red, Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, and Granny Apple Green stamp pads. Using a sponge dauber for each color the entire surface of this paper. Color different spots or sections. Color heavy until all colors are covering the surface. The video will be helpful here.
Stamp the leaves, on the Stamparatus, over this layer in Versamark. Cover in Clear Embossing Powder, and heat with the Heat Tool. Once done, cover the entire surface with Early Espresso ink. I simply ran the surface of the pad over the layer. The ink will resist over the embossing. Take a paper towel and rub over the surface. This will remove any ink over the embossing and brighten up those areas. Isn't it pretty! Trim this layer down to 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. The purpose of trimming this is so that you can choose the area you like best for the card. You can also trim a piece to put on the inside of the card. Add to a piece of Mango Melody that is 2 5/8 x 4 5/8. Glue to the card front.
Did you notice that the saying is embossed? We don't have Early Espresso embossing powder, so how did that happen. Again, the Stamparatus is our friend. Line the saying, from Forever Fern up on the Stamparatus. Stamp the saying on a square of Mango Melody using Early Espresso. Clean the stamp well. Stamp again using Versamark. Add clear embossing powder and heat with the Heat Tool. Cut out with the Layering Circles dies. Add to the card with dimensionals.
For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White 3 x 5 1/4. Add a piece of the leftover front piece to the inside bottom.
So, here is the video. I hope you find it helpful.
Thanks for joining me today. Next up is Toni. You need to head straight there!
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