How to do Joseph’s Coat Technique

Hi there folks.  Today I’m here with an old technique.  So old, Pat filmed this technique in her very first issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter way back in December 2002.  How proud she must have been publishing her first issue, and now she owns her very own stamp company.  Congratulations Pat!

So, you probably guessed by the title that this is called Joseph’s Coat.  I used a background stamp, but a combination of smaller stamps will work with this technique as well.  In the directions, below, you will find a link to my “How to Use a Brayer” tutorial.

For this tutorial I used two stamps that go so well together:  Swans, from the April release, and Find Our Way from Technique Junkies.

Supplies: Rainbow ink pad (ie. Kaleidacolor), black stamp pad (not in photo), VersaMark, clear embossing powder, heat gun, antistatic bag, white glossy paper, brayer, stamp(s)

Using your brayer (you can find my “How to Use a Brayer” on my blog here) add color to your glossy card stock using your Kaleidacolor, or similar, ink pad.  Let your ink dry completely before next step.

Using your antistatic bag, rub over the entire surface of your inked card stock

Ink up your stamp with VersaMark and stamp out image onto glossy card stock

Cover entire card stock with clear embossing powder

Heat set the embossing powder

Using your brayer, cover the entire surface with your black ink.

Take a tissue and lightly rub over the embossed surface to take off any black residue

Finish your piece as desired

I hope I enticed you to break out your brayer and try this technique.  Have fun!


Posted on : Apr 12 2016
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Flourished Floral and New Stamp Release

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Flourished Floral

Hello folks.  Are you having a good week so far?

Today I decided to try something I’ve always wanted to do, and that is to stamp out an image onto Kraft card stock, colour it all white and then add the colour over top.  I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

I used Technique Junkies Flourished Floral and edged my card with Cuttlebug die cuts.

In case you missed the news, Technique Junkies has a new release and I’m thrilled with what there is.  I so want the dragonflies.  I wasn’t in the hop as my stamps got lost in the mail (insert sad face).  You can see the April release here.  April release stamps are 15% off until April 8th.


Posted on : Apr 05 2016
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How to mix Dylusions Spray with Wax Paper

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When I was playing around with my Dylusions sprays I developed this technique that is quick and easy.

I used Technique Junkies Park Walk and Simple Sentiments 2a.  My tree die cut is from Impression Obsession.

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Supplies:  Dylusions spray (or any spray), wax paper and white card stock

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Scrunch up your wax paper into a tight ball

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Open up your wax paper and spray over the surface of your wax paper

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Lay your card stock on top of the wax paper and press down over the entire surface of your card stock

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Here are some examples of my work.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique.  Cheers!

For those of you in the Sarnia, Ontario area, you can purchase Dylusions Sprays from Crafty Kat Creations in the old Taylor Furniture building at 140 Christmas Street North.  You have to walk through a costume store where you will find the craft store.


Posted on : Mar 29 2016
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Dylusions Shaving Cream Technique

Dylusions Shaving Cream Technique

Hi folks!  I’ve been experimenting with Dylusions and wanted to use them in a way I haven’t seen before. Not to say there isn’t another tutorial around, but this time this idea came from my head.  I like using Dylusions for this technique because of the vibrant results, and you know me, I love bright and vibrant.  So let’s get to it shall we.

Before I introduce this technique I would like to point out the stamps I used.  They are Vintage Butterfly Collection and With Sympathy from Technique Junkies.  The white flower is from the Martha Stewart collection.

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Supplies:  Dylusions spray, foam shaving cream, plastic container, stir stick

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Spray foam shaving cream into container and spread evenly with stir stick

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Spray a variety of Dylusions around the shaving cream, keeping colours close

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Using your stir stick draw lines in a “U” shape both horizontally and vertically over the entire surface

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Place your card stock over the top of the shaving cream and lightly press down on the entire surface of the card stock so you get good coverage with the Dylusions

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Using your stir stick, scrape off the excess shaving cream

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Your piece is now done.  Leave to dry completely, or you can use your heat gun to speed up the drying process.

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No two pieces are alike.  They are all so pretty and unique.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique with your Dylusions or any other spray you may have on hand.

Check out my tutorial pages for more inspiration


Posted on : Mar 22 2016
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Color Burst Stencil Tutorial

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Color Burst Tutorial, Finished card

I couldn’t resist using Too Many Options sentiment with Oh La La Kitty.  Somehow this little stinker looks full of trouble, don’t you agree?

Today I have a tutorial on one way to use your Color Bursts.  Hope you enjoy this quick and easy technique.  

Supplies:  Stencil, white card stock, Color Bursts, water spritzer.

Place your stencil over top of your white card stock.  Blow puffs of air-filled Colour Burst on your desired spot over top of your stencil.

Add as many colours as desired.  For my card I just used yellow and orange.

Spritz with water and see the magic happen.

Lift your stencil and see the beautiful results.  Finish your card as desired.

Please note:  For those of you who live in Sarnia and area, you can purchase Color Bursts from Crafty Kat Creations, 140 Christina Street North, Sarnia, Ontario.  They are in the old Taylor’s building.  You can’t miss it, it’s painted red.  You have to walk through the costume store to get to their store.


Posted on : Mar 15 2016
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Warhol2

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Artsy Inkers Design Challenge, Repetition

Hello folks!  A quick card for you using the Warhol2 technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I actually pulled this card out of the garbage thinking I might find a home for it.  It turned out so large–a whopping 8 1/2″ x 5″, because the stamp I used was too big for this technique.  I wasn’t going to post it, but thought I’d share it because the Warhol technique is pretty cool.  Hope you’re having a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.

Stamp:  Stampn’ Up! True Friend


Posted on : Mar 10 2016
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Doodling Around

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Doodling 7

Hello folks!  Today I have a doodling tutorial for you.  It’s great for a wide variety of stamps.  I used one of my favourite Techique Junkies Stamp called Flourished Floral and cut out just a portion of the stamp for this card.

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Supplies:  stamp with large open area, ink, newsprint or page from a book (as used here), colour medium of choice and Micron fine tipped pen.

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Stamp out your image onto newsprint/book page

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Colour your image

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Using a Micron fine tipped pen, outline all your edges

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Cut out your image

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Adhere your image to white cardstock

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Doodle around your stamped image and edges of your card.

Easy peasy.  Hope I inspired you to try this out.


Posted on : Mar 08 2016
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Happy Birthday

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Stamping Bella 1

Happy Saturday folks.  I work every other weekend and am so happy to be off this weekend, giving me time to catch up on making some cards and uploading to two blogs.  Tonight is pizza night and I couldn’t be happier then to be spending it with my man.

This card was made on commission.  I have eight different cards to make for this order so you’ll be seeing a variety of stamping companies.  I just love Stamping Bella, don’t you?

Image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  Flowers were made from a punch and run through the Cuttlebug to give it some polka dots.

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Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!


Posted on : Mar 05 2016
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Technique Junkies March Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Technique Junkie release party.  Today we are having a blog hop that will showcase March’s new releases, and boy oh boy are you in for a treat.  You’ll want to start at the beginning so please visit the Design Junkies blog to begin.  If you arrived from Robin Redd’s blog, you’re certainly on the right track.  I love Robin’s work and how well she showcased the newly released stamp.

AS ALWAYS, NEWLY RELEASED MARCH STAMPS WILL BE ON SALE UNTIL MARCH 8TH.  THEY WILL BE 15% OFF.

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My card uses the Tri Shutter card which can be found on the Fancy Folds and Motion CD.  I’m a huge owl lover and love the newly released Owls stamp, which I stamped out in the centre of the Tri Shutter and then stamped them out again and cut out one of the owls and added them to my end pieces.  I paired them with dies from Cottage Cutz.  The Little Owl die was cut out four times, in various colours and glued together to create a nicely coloured owl.  The Fall Owl Border was glued along the top to add interested to my card.  Designer Paper is a very old matt stack from K&Co.

My card also uses Pennant Set 5 and my sentiment was stamped out using Groovy Love Upper stamp set.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Whimsical World

As you know, I love to colour and went nuts over this Whimsical World stamp.  I used Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits to blend out the colour.  I added curly dies to the corners of my image, and for a little interest I sponged on a dark green onto the tips of the die cuts.

Now it’s time to visit Pat Huntoon’s blog where you will find a cool project.


Posted on : Mar 01 2016
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Afternoon Tea

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Just a Note

Hello folks.  I was inspired by a Mojo Monday sketch when designing my card.  I used Technique Junkies Afternoon Tea which I coloured with Prismacolor Pencil Crayons and Odorless Mineral Spirits.

I embossed with white embossing powder using Big Flourish and finished by adding a sentiment from Sentimental Sayings.

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery; Ink:  Certainly Celery, black Versafine; Flowers, Prima

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Have a great week!


Posted on : Feb 23 2016
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