Wednesday, September 28, 2022


I have a fun card for you today that uses the Joseph's Coat Technique to make a colorful Halloween card using the witch's hat from BEWITCHING!

Joseph's Coat is a fun technique, and if you have never tried it, I hope today's card inspires you to give it a try.  

In July I began collaborating with a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Kathy Ondus from Simply Kards by Kathi to make short technique videos.   We call our collaboration Connect to Create and each week one of us develops a video to teach you a few tips and tricks.

In August I made a video demonstrating how to do the Joseph's Coat Technique and this card with the witch's hats from BEWITCHING was the card I used to demonstrate the technique.  If you missed the video, you can see it below.

I chose typical Halloween colors, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, and of course, Black to make my card. 

Since the BEWITCHING stamp set does not include any sentiments, I chose the simple "hello" from the Artistically Inked stamp set for my front sentiment.  I wanted to keep the sentiment small so I could show off as much of the Joseph's Coat background as possible.  After I die cut the sentiment with the small tag die from Heron Dies, there was just enough room to add the little spider from BEWITCHING.  This little tag die has small openings perfect for threading through the Black and White Gingham Ribbon.

In keeping with my mantra of "no naked insides" for my cards, I wanted to include another colorful hat, but didn't want to repeat the Joseph's Coat technique for the inside -- or for the envelope.  So, I just grabbed the sponge daubers that I had used to create Joseph's Coat and colored the polka dot hat stamp with the three colors used for the background on the card front.  I then houghed on the stamp before stamping the inside of the card.  Since candy is my favorite thing about Halloween, I grabbed the "WITCH way to the CANDY?" sentiment from last year's retired stamp set, Frightfully Cute.

In the first two photos, you can see that I used this same method for stamping the hat on the envelope.   

If you have any questions on the Joseph's Coat Technique Video, or anything else about this card, please leave a comment below.

I also have a FREE TUTORIAL available to download by clicking on this link.

A complete list of the Products I used for the card is shown below.

Product List


  1. It was so fun to get to try this technique in person at your Technique Class! You provide great tutorials and videos, but there's nothing quite like doing it yourself to really get it! :)