Friday, October 7, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques October Blog Hop

It's month ten of our year long adventure 
into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  
We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.

It's not to late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing.
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This month we are playing with the Joseph's Coat or Black Magic technique.

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so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop.  
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entered into a drawing for a $25 or Stampin' Up gift certificate 
(Winner's Choice). 

Here's a video to help you get started with this technique.

Now on with the projects!

I started with fall leaves and got creative with the colors I used as the overlay.
I used Ranger Distress Inks for the coloring and Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and Brutus Monroe Gilded and Silver powders too for a few of the leaves. 
I really like how the layering looks. 

For this next one I used blues and greens for the base layer and brown over the top.
I then used a silver over the top of all of it and burnished it.

I used the same silver ink and clear embossing powder to create the strip on the side 
and for the sentiment.

For the last card I used only red for the base layer and brown for the top. 

For the sentiments, I repeatedly stamped it with Versa Mark and then used burnished gold 
Perfect Pearls powder over it. 

I really like playing with this technique and hope you'll give it a try!

Happy Crafting

Today's Line-up:

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  1. Wow, you've been busy. I think autumn colors are perfect for the Joseph's Coat technique and it seems you agree. I love the three top cards for that reason. The second one really intrigues me...I'm still not sure how you did it exactly even after your explanation but the results are gorgeous. The last one is a beauty. Thanks so much for hosting another great hop!

  2. Awesome cards and I completely agree with Kim, the first three are fall pure. Love the colors and the gold edition. The blue one looks amazing and I love love the last one. Busy bee...Thank you so much for hosting the hop blog. It has been a blast each month and I am looking forward to many more months to come :-)

  3. Such pretty fall colors on your cards. They all turned out so nicely.

  4. a wonderful technique, your cards are so pretty. the leaves look particularly pretty with this technique.



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