Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Coaster'ing along .........

Hi folks... So, here we go with the last Creative Expressions Design Team project for this year...
I won't say I've struggled to come up with some ideas using this Month’s stamps! But, as fellow crafters, you know what it's like at this time of year with a gazillion things to do and never really getting done what you won't to get done!! And hands up who's already said that they're gana start Christmas making even earlier next year? (Andy raises hand!)...
Anyway, here we go with today’s project...

We've got some little Coasters!!

Some for your Tea

and some for your Coffee...

To make these I cut a piece of thick Grey Board, Felt and Heat Resistant Acetate to make a 3.5" square

Glued the Felt to one side of the Grey Board. This will help prevent the Coaster from slipping.

To stamp your image onto the Black Card Stock firstly dust it with an Anti Static Bag

"Ink" your stamp with Perfect Medium

and stamp the image onto the Black Card

Pour over your Embossing Powder and heat set it with your Heat Gun

and then attach a piece of Heat Resistant Acetate over the top. I used a Spray Adhesive for this and used a Brayer to make sure the Acetate was bonded to the card stock.

This layer was then glued to the second side of the Grey Board

to complete the Coaster.

I've made a nice little set of 6 for my Tea

and if I ever get the taste for Coffee, which I very much doubt I will, but you never know! I'll use my Coffee ones!!

It's a fun little project to do and even make a pretty unique homemade gift to use all year round....
Thanks for checking us out. See you soon.

Ingredients used;
Heat Resistant Acetate
Grey Board
Heat Gun
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer True White Detailed Embossing Powder
Ranger Ink - Perfect Medium
Creative Expressions - Tea & Biscuits pre cut stamp
Creative Expressions - Espresso Yourself pre cut stamp


  1. Love the coasters Andy. The heat resistant acetate is a great idea - lot easier than using a sealing medium.
    Toni xx

  2. Merry Christmas to you and all your family. Thank you for all the beautiful creations and look forward to more in 2015 x