Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Canada Day and a Tutorial

As promised in the previous post, this post will have a tutorial for Joseph's Coat technique. This past weekend was all about celebrating and fireworks, so I thought that was the perfect occasion to show case this tutorial. Fireworks come in all kinds of color and the definitely have a POP to them (yeah I know, that's a little lame, oh well LOL).

To start you need some bright colored Classic Ink Pads, Glossy White Card Stock and some Sponge Daubers or Stamping Sponges. Using your Daubers or Sponges you want to color your entire piece of Glossy White card stock (mine is 4 3/4" x 3m1/2") in your different colors of Classic Ink. It doesn't matter how you arrange your colors, and your finished product should look something like this.

Once you have completed this step rub your Embossing Buddy over the entire piece of card stock to minimize static cling and prevent your embossing powder from sticking where you don't want it to.
Using the fireworks stamps from the Canada Day set and your Versamark Ink randomly stamp all over your now colored card stock, and then using your Clear Embossing Powder and Powder Pals cover your card stock with the embossing powder and then gently tap the back of the card stock to remove any excess powder. With your Heat Tool you can then melt the embossing powder, but be careful not to burn yourself or your embossing powder.

Now with your Brayer and Classic Black Ink Pad

cover the entire embossed cardstock with the ink; this will take several layers. Once that step is complete then take a tissue to your card stock and wipe the images that you have emkbossed. The embossed images will 'resist' the ink and once you rub off the black ink they will 'pop' off the page.

Now that this step is complete you can add your layers and complete your card. This is my final product, what do you think?

Stamps: Canada Day
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Glossy White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Basic Black, VersaMark
Punches: 1 1/4" Square Punch
Accessories: Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pals, 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals and SNAIL

Stick with bright inks, the Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant ink I used doesn't have the same impact as the others.
Glossy White card stock works best, but you can use Whisper White.
When you wipe off the Basic Black Ink use dry tissue, not baby whites - you'll rub ink of the images and the card stock.

I hope this tutorial is helpful, I would love to see the cards you make using this technique, the possibilities are endless.


Shari Winterstein said...

W-O-W!!!!! This is stunning. Thanks for giving us the tutorial! Also thanks for blessing and brightening my day - it is raining here in sunny Southern California IN JULY!!!! :)

-- said...

WOW!!! That is amazing!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Love crafts forever said...

O my, what a awesome tutorial.
Go Canada Go!!!!!!
Hugs, Nataliya

Kath said...

Great tutorial. TFS.

The Pursuit of Stampin'ess said...

So glad I found your blog. You are a natural at blogging. Love that you take the time to write down all those details. Thanks so much for the time you put in it. Take care and enjoy all the SU love :)

Take good care, Pauline


SherriC. said...

Amazing!!!! love it Tammy

Rebecca said...

Great Tutorial, will definately need to try this. Thanks for sharing, BTW I'm following you now. :)

Karen said...

this is beautiful. I need to go back and play with this technique again