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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.

Joseph's Coat Technique with Forever Fern Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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.

Joseph's Coat Technique with Forever Fern Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

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.

Tie a length of the Faux Suede Ribbon around the side of the card (glued area) and tie in a knot. Joseph's Coat Technique with Forever Fern Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

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.

Joseph's Coat Technique with Forever Fern Project by Jo Anne Hewins

So, here is the video.  I hope you find it helpful.


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Tina Lesson

Love your card I have never done that technique before I really have to give it a try thanks for the great video


So pretty, as all of your cards are!

Dawn Colby

This is a great technique with this stamp set. Great card - love the front fold.

Toni M Campana

Another WOW card, Jo Anne! I have seen the Joseph's Coat technique popping up lately and now you've made me want to go do one, lol! And thanks for reminding me how to emboss any of our ink colors, I tend to forget about that method.

Buffy Scott

Just beautiful!!


I love this technique! I did it some time ago with the A little lace. I absolutely love it with the Forever Fern set. Such vibrate colors too. Thanks, Jo Anne

Laurie Meier

Jo Anne - Your card is just stunning! I have never tried the Joseph's Coat technique and now am definitely inspired. The colors that you chose work so well together! And, the Forever Fern stamps are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing!

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