Adventures in Paris Layout
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Adventures in Paris Layout

Be sure to allow the paint to dry thoroughly before stamping on top of it. When embossing on a painted surface, hold the heat tool a bit further away to avoid bubbling the paint.

Design courtesy of Kristine Reynolds for Stampendous®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Unfinsihed Wood Frame, 4"X6"
  • Stampendous® Woodblock Stamps - Marble Texture and I Love Paris
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint - Vanilla
  • Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink - Rich Cocoa
  • Tsukineko® VersaMark™ Watermakr Stamp Pad
  • Recollections™ Rhinestone Flourishes
  • Recollections™ Flowers - White
  • DMC® Embroidery Floss - Brown
  • Buttons
  • Recollections™ Embossing Powder - Detail Copper and Detail Silver
  • Chalks
  • Embossing Heat Tool

Project Instructions

Put a small amount of instant coffee in an empty spray bottle with some warm water and shake till coffee dissolves.

Spray a 4"x5 ½" panel of white cardstock to distress/age the panel and set aside to dry.

Apply two coats of Vanilla paint to the frame, allowing paint to dry between coats.

When frame is dry randomly stamp marble texture multiple times with brown dye ink.

Apply VersaMark ™ ink directly to the edges of the frame by pressing the pad to the frame.

Sprinkle Detail Copper embossing powder around the edges of the frame, shaking excess powder back into the bottle.

Heat Detail Copper embossing powder until it melts.

Repeat as necessary until you achieve the look you want on the frame.

Stamp Eiffel Tower image on the aged paper panel with VersaMark ™ ink.

Sprinkle Detail Silver embossing powder over the entire image, shaking the excess back into the bottle. 

Heat the powder until it melts.

Apply chalks to image with fingers to highlight the image.

Tear edges of the image panel.

Sponge Rich Cocoa ink onto the edges of the panel.

Roll, bend and rip the edges to create a more aged look for panel.

Adhere the Eiffel Tower panel to the frame with glue leaving the edges and corners free to curl up.

Lay flowers on your table and press the VersaMark ™ ink pad directly on the petals.

Sprinkle Detail Copper embossing powder randomly on the flowers, shaking the excess back into the bottle.

Heat Detail Copper embossing powder until it melts.

Attach flowers to frame with hot glue. 

Tie floss through the buttons.

Attach buttons to center of flowers with hot glue.

Adhere rhinestone flourishes to frame.