Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tumbled Tile Coaster Set

Several weeks ago on Stamp TV, Gina K demonstrated how to make coasters using 4- inch square tumbled tiles. According to her video, you don’t have to heat set the ink or spray fixative on it. I got my tiles at Home Depot for a good price – nine tiles for less than $5.00. Make sure you get tiles that are unglazed because I found that out the hard way!

I stamped French Script with Black StazOn ink on the tiles and sanded them to make the words quite light. Then I stamped the butterfly and sunflowers. Using sponge daubers, I colored in the images with StazOn Mustard and Pumpkin. To do the leaves on the Sunflowers, I first stamped on a Post-It note and cut out a template. Small felt pads on the under side of the coasters keep them from scratching the table.

The gift box was made with two clear boxes, cut at four inches, glued together with redline tape. The sunflower die cut embellishment on the ribbon was made with the single sunflower die in the Spellbinders Edgeabilities Sunflower Garden set.


Mark's Finest Papers said...

Lois, these are GREAT!

Carol Southern said...

Wow Lois, these look grand, love what you did with them. I like your choice of stamps.

Anita said...

Beautiful set! What a neat gift!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....beautiful gift set, Lois.....tfs

Etha said...

these are SO cool! I am so wanting to try this, have done the hard work already: browsed endlessly at the hardware store among the tiles LOL but I haven't bought any yet. Yours came out so pretty, lovely yellow, great background!
Hey I left you a little something on my blog , go grab it :)