With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I decided to show you a really simple, yet fabulous home decor project I created using Stampin’ Up! products. I wanted elegant, but bold stamps, so I chose the following sets for my project today: Summer Silhouettes, Fabulous Florets (retiring stamp set), Serene Silhouettes, Blooming with Kindness, and for my background En Francais (retiring stamp).
These coasters are so easy to make, and they are the perfect gift! I made a set for mother’s day, and I also made a set for my son’s daycare provider for teacher appreciation week. Not only are these coasters beautiful, but they are also extremely affordable (i.e. “dirt cheap”)! I would love to hear what you think of my project today. Please leave me a comment. Also, if you like my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically? Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar to subscribe now.
I used Stazon Black Ink for my project today because it is permanent. I began by stamping each coaster with the En Francais background stamp. (This stamp is retiring, but as of the time I am writing this, it is still available in clear mount.) Then I stamped the four different coaster designs using a combination of stamp sets. I found that stamps with a lot of solid surface area worked well for this project. I just love the black silhouettes against the scripted font of the background.
Coaster #1: Serene Silhouettes
Coaster #2: Blooming with Kindness & Summer Silhouettes
Coaster #3: Fabulous Florets
Coaster #4: Fabulous Florets & Summer Silhouettes
Once the coasters were stamped, I put them on a cookie sheet in a cold oven and brought the temperature up to 375 degrees. Then I baked them for 30 minutes and let them cool in the oven. Once everything was completely cooled, I used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax to seal in my designs. Finally, I added felt pads to the corners on the bottom of the coaster to protect the table from scratching.
My mom is just finishing up a big renovation at her house and she is sprucing everything up. I know she is going to love these coasters! If you love them too, you should pin them to Pinterest! At the bottom of this post you will find a complete list of supplies used in this project. Just below the supply list is a “pin it” button.
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Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products – Available while supplies last until June 4, 2014
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- Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
- Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:
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Other Products Used in Today’s Project:
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