Carol Anne Patterson of Fabric-Paper-Scissors.com shared these coasters on facebook and I copied them from there with just a few minor variations. Thank you Carol Anne for sharing. I just recently bought this set because I was asked to make some cards with an ocean, beach, lighthouse theme. I don't usually buy this style of stamp set so it was a little bit out of my comfort zone so I went searching for ideas for cards when I came across Carol's coasters. That was it, I was ready to try and make my own. I took a trip to the re-cycle store near my home called Around Again and found the perfect tiles. At only .10 cents each this was going to be a very affordable craft.
Here are the ones that I made:
Here is a list of materials needed:
- High Tide stamp set
- Archival gray and black ink pads
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Clear Matt spray finish
- Cork circles or squares for the feet I liked the 1/2 to 3/4 inch size
- Tiles - mine are approximately 4 x 4 inches, don't get the ones that have a slick finish on them, these were natural tile no finish
- Stamp and let dry before sealing with Mod Podge. Depending on your tile this could take a few minutes to several hours. Mine only took a few minutes
- Use foam brush to apply the Mod Podge, about 4 thin coats waiting 20 minutes between coats, let dry for 24 hours
- Go outside to spray the sealer. I put mine in a card board box and I set the tiles up on sticks so they wouldn't stick to the box when I picked them up after drying. Let the sealer dry for the amount of time specified on your product.
- Add the sticky backed cork feet to the back and they are done!
Super easy, super fun, super cost effective to make for sales at a craft show.
Now, I'm looking through my catalog to see what other stamps would work well for this project so you may see more in the future. Better yet, why don't you try something and send me a picture I'd love to see what you make.