Joseph’s Coat of Colors Technique

Hi Stampers! Today I’m sharing a wonderful technique I learned from a fellow demonstrator, Dawn Griffith. It’s really very stunning and I have so many ideas for making more of these type cards which I’ll share at the end of this post.

There are a few steps involved but the time and effort is worth it.


Here’s the inside…


And a close up…


I really like this technique and since this was my first card you can see a couple little mistakes. You will need to really work to see where you stamped and make sure your stamp is completely covered with Versa Mark and the second tip is to really work the black (or whatever color you choose for the final layer) many times…be patient.

Here’s how to make this unique card:

Card base in Sweet Sugarplum 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″; Black 5 1/4″ x 4″; Whisper White #1   3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″;  Whisper White #2  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″

  1. Using Whisper White #2 piece sponge in blotches of the following colors – Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay. **Be sure to cover the card completely and overlap colors to create new colors.
  2. Use your Embossing Buddy over the colored piece to remove static.
  3. Stamp your design (I used Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set) using Versa Mark ink. This is the hard part because it’s difficult to see where you stamped.
  4. Use clear embossing powder over your stamped design.
  5. Use your heat gun to emboss.
  6. Using the new Sponge Brayers and black ink, keep rolling the color over the embossed design until you get the shade you desire.
  7. Take a tissue and wipe off the card – this removes the excess black ink on the colors and really brightens them up.

I like this technique so much I think I will try different stamps (like flowers), different background colors and different brayer colors. I’ll post them once I have time to make some.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Paisleys & Posies, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark

Paper – Sweet Sugarplum, Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Stamping Sponges, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sponge Brayer, Very Vanilla Lace Trim

Definitely try this technique – it’s well worth the effort!


I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Hanukkah!

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!



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