Shabby Chic Coasters!

Most anything that’s considered ‘Vintage’ or ‘Shabby Chic’ is  very much in vogue these days and here’s some beverage coaster’s that definitely follow suite:

I’ve seen lots of coasters the past couple of years but none that  really struck my fancy enough that  interested me  to spend time on.  Then late one night, while re-organizing my Stamp Room (isn’t that an ongoing process?) I came across a card front that I’d made last summer for convention (See French Bird post in archive) and just like a light bulb illuminating the dark,  I could see these coaster’s.

My sweet dear friend Barbie had quietly celebrated her birthday back on February 1st while I was too preoccupied with Boy Scout stuff followed by Valentine’s stuff…you get the picture….and really isn’t there always some kind of ‘STUFF’ that clutters our lives?

I had stitched a little something for her, but she is light years ahead of me in stitching and it was much too unimpressive to even think about giving her. Besides,  part of it was still unaccounted for so I tried to come up with a ‘Plan B’.   I remembered that sometime ago she asked me about stamping on tiles and was interested in doing a project with me…AHH HAAA!!  I remembered that!

So when I came across my French Bird card front,  I had my inspiration for creating these coasters for her!

It would be the perfect birthday gift…she loved the card…she’d love the coasters!  Especially in her newly just completly remodeled living room done in the soft gold tones of the tile and black!

The Stampin’ UP! Friends 24-7 Stamp Set is one of my absolute favorites.  I made her a set of six coasters, three of each pattern; backed with cork.  The edges were distressed with a sponge and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink to suggest a smokey aged air to the tiles and sealed with a matte finish Krylon sealing spray.  They were so much fun to create!

Did I mention that we love French accents?  So naturally the En Francais’ Block Stamp was again, another perfect element for the background!

I liked them so well, next week I’m going to use the rest of the tiles to make myself a set!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Katherine