Kissing Joseph’s Coat

by France Martin

Enjoy this mashup of two classic stamping techniques.


  • Stamps (solid image(s) and smaller texture image, Stampin’Up!® Art Gallery and Very Versailles stamp sets used here)
  • Inks for a sponged background (SU Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo used here)
  • Embossing ink (VersaMark ink used here)
  • Black or other dark dye ink (Memento Black Ink used here)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Heat tool
  • Stamping sponge
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Basic White, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, and Basic Black Cardstock, adhesive)


  1. Step 1

    Randomly sponge dye inks onto a piece of white cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Ink a solid stamp image with VersaMark.

    Ink a detailed stamp image (script used here) using Memento ink and “kiss” it to the solid stamp.

  3. Step 3

    Stamp onto the sponged cardstock.

    If using the same stamp again, clean the ink off first, then repeat step 2.

  4. Step 4

    Apply clear embossing powder to cover the stamped image.

  5. Step 5

    Heat set with heat tool.

  6. Step 6

    Use a sponge or “drag” the Memento black ink pad directly across the cardstock to cover the entire piece of cardstock with black ink.

    The embossed image will resist the black ink, and the sponged background will show through.

  7. Step 7

    Use a rag to wipe off any black ink that may have stuck on the embossed image.

  8. Step 8

    Use the finished panel to complete a card or other project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Kissing Joseph’s Coat. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Love this tutorial, thank you!
djlaffitte  |  Wed Feb 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM
I absolutely love that. I am definitely going to try that this weekend. Thank you for the great tutorial.
BarefootING  |  Wed Feb 17, 2021 at 6:45 AM
wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing!
JMFMS  |  Wed Feb 17, 2021 at 8:29 AM
Good to see you Frenchie. I have always liked to watch you make cards.
Papercup  |  Wed Feb 17, 2021 at 10:56 AM
Great way to put the two techniques together - thanks for the video too!
Ginny D  |  Wed Feb 17, 2021 at 12:09 PM
Your step seem very lcear. Awesome results!
brentsCards  |  Wed Feb 17, 2021 at 4:50 PM
Saw this tutorial - watch the video - created 6 cards already - great great idea and fun as well

Thank you very much
macard  |  Wed Feb 17, 2021 at 11:50 PM
Fun! I would never have thought to put two techniques together lije this!
muscrat  |  Thu Feb 18, 2021 at 9:26 AM

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