Oooh, we had fun creating tile coasters at our May 3D Stamp Club meeting in Duluth!
The tiles are unglazed marble tiles available at large hardware stores.
Sense of Time (Item # 113804, Occasions Mini Catalog)
Classic Sketches (Item # 113206, Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog)
Black Stazon stamp pad
Brown Stazon stamp pad
The great thing about using Stazon is that the tile does not require baking or sealing and so retains its ability to absorb moisture — it continues to act as a "thirsty stone." You can also retain the absorption by stamping with SU craft ink and embossing with clear embossing powder.
We finished the back of the coasters by gluing on felt corners with Crystal Effects, and signing our artwork. The felt is cut from 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of regular craft felt (available at craft and office supply stores).
A package of coasters tied with ribbon makes a lovely housewarming gift.
You can give yourself a gift by joining one of my 3D clubs. Come learn how to make charming gift and home decor items and enjoy some creative crafting time. Give me a call to learn more!