Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kaleidacolor Eiffel Tower

Hi Friends,
Let's take a virtual trip to Paris today. I have these great scenic stamps from The Stampsmith and I have been experimenting with them. I thought they would be fabulous stamped with a Kaleidacolor pad. I used a different pad for each card. The first card is all blues to purple colors. I also thought this image would be cool all covered with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (Ranger). So, I applied two layers of it to each image. One is smooth and the other is crackled.

Stamped the image on glossy white CS with Kaleidacolor Ink Pad Blue Breeze (Tsukineko). When it is dry, go over the entire image with a Versa Mark pad. Pour the UTEE over and heat. Repeat for a second layer. Trim to size. I used gold staples to attach. The piece will be pretty thick and you will need a good glue to attach, or use staples!

Sentiments and Eiffel Tower from The Paris Full Sheet: The Stampsmith

CS: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, and Black from Stampin' Up.


Here is a detail shot so you can see the effect of the UTEE. Gives the image lots of shine and depth. Kind of like decoupaging.

The second card is made in the same way except that I bent it to crackle the UTEE. This is a cool look too. More distressed.

This card used the Kaleidacolor pad Creole Spice (Tsukineko).

CS: Purple from WorldWin; Always Aritchoke SU; Mustard from Bazzill.

DP: Basic Grey

I hope you can see the crackle in this detail shot.

Challenges for The Eiffel Tower:

Midnight Madness Sketch #76

OWH Stars and Stamps: Masculine Cards

Corrosive Challenges By Janet: No White

Charisma Cardz: Vintage

Paper Cutz: Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts: Autumn

Hope you have enjoyed your Autumn trip to Paris. Talk to you soon!


PS: Don't forget...The Stampsmith Challenge #2 is still open. Black and White with one other color. And a Stampsmith Stamp.


  1. Thanks for taking the challenge. I have never used Utee and I think I will give it try(I really like the cracked effect)

  2. Beautiful - wish I was there now. Thanks for joining in at TPC and Good Luck

    Sarah x

  3. These are beautiful. Love the colors. I never think to use staples, but I really like how they look here. Nicely done!
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
    MMSC Design Team

  4. Just gorgeous, I love the colors too and the layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Operation Write Home!

  5. Your card designs are just beautiful and that image of the Eiffel Tower is breathtaking. Love that "Bonjour" sentiment, too!

  6. Beautiful effect of the UTEE! I love this layout and the colours you chose.

  7. You made such fresh, contemporary cards with this stamp. Very modern. Lynne M x

  8. What an inspiring piece of art. Your papers and embellishements just compliment each other beautifully. The Midnight Madness Design Team thanks you for joining us in our challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon. Blessings, Tracy--MMDT


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