Hello Crafty Friends!
Because I live on a lake and near water I’m naturally drawn to stamp sets with all things nature! This new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Moon Lake is no exception. I have so many project ideas using this set so, look to the future for them all. See what you think?
Before we get started, let me just say you can make more coasters if needed. We made these at my workshop, so only four were made and because the Moon Lake stamp set has three images, one image was repeated to complete the set. Some made four of the same image. These coasters remind me of the ones that a brewery up here use and hand out. My husband John loves to go there, not only for the beer, but for the coasters as well.
These coasters were made from the Coasterboard and Chalkboard from Stampin’ Up! When layered together, I have to say they are pretty sturdy.
Let’s get started:
1. On a piece of Coasterboard stamp the images you want to use from the Moon Lake stamp set in Momento Ink. You can use other inks, but I wanted to use a mix of coloring mediums including Blendabilities. Make sure to leave enough space in-between stamped images for cutting them out with a circle die.
2. Once stamped, run the images through the BIG Shot with the 3-1/4″ Circle Die. Cut each image out using the circle die.
3. With your BIG Shot again, cut the black Chalkboard with the 3-5/8″ Circle Die from the Circles Collection.
4. Next, color in your images. I used a combination of Blendabilities, colored pencils and crayons. I love how the crayons look, because they picked up some of the texture from the Coasterboard.
5. Once you’re happy with your coloring, give each coaster a light spray of clear Acrylic Sealer found at Michael’s or AC Moore.
6. When sealer is dry take some Multi-Purpose Glue and attach the stamped Coasterboard and the cut Chalkboard together and weigh down with a book or such.
That’s all to it! Make these using any stamp set. Florals would be so nice such as the new FREE Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom set as well as any masculine stamp sets such as the Traveler set. Distressed edges would be nice as well. For these I liked the contrast between the Coasterboard and Chalkboard so I left the edges as is. Use your imagination!