Simply Swap It – August 2021

The chosen technique for August was “Joseph’s Coat.” I chose a sympathy card as my theme. I just felt that the Joseph’s Coat technique would lend itself beautifully to a sympathy card.

I started by picking colors for laying down a background. I choose Distress Ink colors in Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon and Mowed Lawn.

I created my backgrounds using Vicki Boutin’s kissing technique. I smooshed down the ink – one color at a time – on a piece of acetate, wet it, and then “kissed” it to my paper.

Mowed Law on acetate and sprayed with water.
Mowed Law kissed to paper
Next, Ripe Persimmon is added

Each color of ink was added as a new layer until I had the backgrounds how I wanted them to look.

Next, I stamped my dragonflies in Versamark embossing ink (after using my embossing buddies to remove any static and to make sure my ink layers were completely dry, of course), and then added clear embossing powder, and heat set everything. After heat setting the embossing powder, I went over everything with Distress Ink in Black Soot and brought the dragonflies to life and then mounted the card front onto a gray card base.

I used Unity Stamp Company’s kit Hope & Strength by Gracielle Design to stamp the dragonflies and the outer sentiment. I used the “With Sympathy” sentiment from Unity’s August 2021 sentiment kit The Happiest Wishes for the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Card Front

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