Tuesday, October 15, 2013

EZ-De's Blog Hop with Clearsnap Day 2


Welcome to day 2 of our blog hop with Clearsnap, makers of fabulous inks, sprays, embossing powders and so much more!  The KellyCraft Design Team and Clearsnap Design Team will be showcasing KellyCraft's new line of EZ-De's Stamps paired with Clearsnap Inks....

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, my thoughts have turned to gift giving. While it may be a little early, if I don't get started now, I will never get it all done! I have made coasters in the past, and when I saw the EZ-De's by KellyCraft Flourish Alphabet stamps, I thought how perfect they were to make monogram coaster sets. And I love how the Crafter's ink works on all types of surfaces and that there are multiple colors to choose from.

Supplies used:
EZ-De's Flourish Alphabet stamp set
ColorBox Crafter's ink - Clearsnap
Life Is Good stamp set - Close To My Heart
Tumbled marble 4x4 tiles
Paste Finishing Wax - Minwax
Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Felt bumpers
Offray ribbon



 First, wipe the excess dust off of your tiles. Then stamp the flourishes. To get the lighter color, I use a technique I learned from my wonderful friend LaJeania Hicks. Ink your stamp then stamp on a scrap piece of paper to lighten the ink. How light you want the color determines how many times you stamp it on the scrap. I did it twice then stamped on the tile.






Next, using my Get-It-Straight Laser Square, 
I measured 1 & 1/4 inch from the bottom of the tile to stamp the K.
Once the ink is dry, waterproof the tiles by coating with finishing wax.



 After the wax is dry, buff the tile. It will give it mild sheen.


Next place self adhesive felt bumpers to the bottom of the tile and you have a coaster!



Repeat to make a set, place together and finish off with a nice bow.
 A thoughtful and beautiful personalized gift ready for giving! 
 
With all the colors of ink to choose from Plus the 
BRAND NEW Ann Butler colors above
(which have just been released today), 
an entire alphabet, 
plus you can use any stamps for the background, 
it's easy to personalize these coasters to anyone on your list.

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