Jan 8, 2012

Paper Coaster Sets

Well, here is what I managed to create this weekend, in between other household tasks.

I made sets of paper coasters using StazOn ink, clear embossing powder, stipple brushes and SU's Wonderful Wings stamp set (a true oldie but goodie!)

Here's a picture of all 4 in the set.  I made 10 sets, 6 go to a swap on Split Coast Stampers hosted by Lori (mybugandi45 on SCS).  The swappers are making hostess gifts and these are my submissions.

These are blank pressed paper coasters used by restaurants and the like.  I used SU Classic ink pads & VersaMark for the image and heat embossed with clear EP.  Then each image (except the dragonfly) was colored a bit with StazOn using stipple brushes, the edges were dragged across the StazOn pad to add some color and background color was also applied with stipple brushes.

Here's a close up of 2 butterflies.  The one on the left is stamped in Orchid Opulence and stippled with Iris StazOn.  Background is Cactus Green StazOn.  The one on the right is stamped in Marvelous Magenta, stippled with Mustard StazOn and has a background of stippled Hydrangea Blue StazOn.

The swallowtail butterfly to the right was stamped with Lovely Lilac and stippled with Mustard StazOn.  The edges and background are with the Cactus Green StazOn.  The dragonfly is stamped with Green Galore and the edges and background are Hydrangea Blue StazOn.

Well, that wraps up my chance to play this weekend and let me tell you, it was a bit overdue! Although, I do need to take some pictures of a few things I worked on last weekend.  Hmmm, the world may stop turning if I managed TWO blog posts in one day (I'm pushing it doing two this weekend LOL)  
But I think I'll take some pictures so that I can post later in the week.  
Thank you for stopping by!!


Barb said...

Great Job Darlene--these coasters are very cute!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, these coasters are a great idea for the swap you're in... and they are beautiful, too!

April said...

These are amazing! What a wonderful swap you are in and they will love these!

MiamiKel said...

I agree! These will be the hit of the swap, Darlene! Love the creativity behind your coasters! BIJOU-tiful, of course! x0x0

Miss Amber said...

Wow Darlene! These are adorable! TFS!

Melina said...

These are very pretty Darlene! :)

~Paola~ said...

WOWW!!! so impressiveeeee Darlene!!
Totally awesome job and oh my...U MUST be a veryyyy patient woman to make so mayyyy...Lucky are those who will receive them, for sure!!!♥

paige said...

Sounds like a fun swap! I'm sure everyone will love these and get a lot of use out of them.

Janet said...

Darlene, those coasters are SO pretty!! WOW!! I know you'll get a lot of thanks for those coasters!