Joseph’s Coat is an interesting technique involving the laying down of colour onto glossy card in various layers. If you Google it you’ll find all number of examples (try “Joseph’s Coat craft technique” or you’ll get links to the Technicolour Dreamcoat!).
I started with some pale yellows and oranges on the glossy card with bits of sponge and then stamped the 3 cats – it’s only one cat (which I purchased from Stamp Camp who were at the Happy Stampers Festival again this year) – using Versamark and embossed with clear powder.
Once that cooled I applied more colours with sponge over the top of it all, allowed it to dry a little and then rubbed off the ink from the embossed cats. The embossing resists the ink yet allows the base colours to show through.
I mounted this onto some red holographic card, punched the swirl using a Sizzix die and punched a couple of hearts from the same red card I’d used earlier. After they were glued on I outlined with white dots just to make them stand out a little.
I named this card sympathy/thanks which may seem a little strange but I was sending a thank you card to a lovely lady I’ve met through FreeCycle who has just given me a second pile of cat-food trays which can be used for all sorts of crafty things (see the earlier post about the stamp club challenge). When we went to collect them she mentioned that one of her 4 cats was very poorly and didn’t look like she would last much longer and indeed she did pass away the next day. So that’s why the card is both a thanks and a sympathy.