Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tumbled Tile Coasters

I have some Tumbled Tile Coasters to share with you tonight. I made this set for my Mum to go with her Mother's Day gift. I scooped the idea for these tile from a gorgeous set that Gina Krupsky of Gina K Designs did and posted on Stamp TV. You can see her tiles here. She's also done up a wonderful video tutorial on how to make these tile coasters.

I loved the butterfly theme idea (imagine that! lol) and I paired another sentiment with it to use as a background. I stamped the sentiment repeatedly over the tile to fill it up and then used a fine grit sandpaper to sand off most of it to give it a muted look. This way it makes the butterfly stand out more. The sentiment reads:

Believe in your dreams and
you can accomplish anything

I bought this stamp today from a lss, but it only came in a ziploc baggie and it's unmounted, so I don't actually know who makes this stamp. I did a quick web search, but with no luck. If you're reading this and know who makes this stamp, could you please let me know. :) I actually cut the congratulations off the bottom of the stamp, since I didn't want to worry about inking it up by mistake and getting it on my coaster. If I want to use the whole sentiment together later, I can still do that by piecing it back together on my acrylic block.

Here's the set of four coasters together.

Here's the self-adhesive cork that I use on the backs of my tiles to protect the table that they're being used on. I buy these at the dollar store. They come in a pack of 20 and they work great.

Well, I had better call it a day, my girls have something planned for me for the morning. I can't wait! Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there. Hope you all have a special day. :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Butterfly - I0106 (Magenta), Believe in your dreams and you can accomplish anything Congratulations

Ink: Jet Black, Pumpkin and Sunflower Yellow (StazOn)

Tools: Ivory Tumbled Tiles (Home Depot), Sandpaper, Sponge Dauber (SU), facecloth to wipe off sanding dust

Embellishments: 1/2" round self-adhesive cork


Quilt Nut said...


Deborah March said...

Aawww, your Mum must have LOVED these Julie!

Tracy.H said...

These are beautiful, Julie!! :0)

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LoWest said...

I am looking for a deck of cards rubber stamp or ones with the four suits.

Any suggestions of where I could get them?