Sunday, December 12, 2010

Neat Stamped Gift Idea

I made these as a little gift for a friend who loves birds and travel.

Stamps used: bird and frame (Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous), "Discover" and "Adventure" words (Heidi Grace Designs), "Journey" word (7 Gypsies),  "Explore" word (Inque Boutique), letter "L" (CTMH)

I love how they turned out! They looked really stunning wrapped with a black grosgrain ribbon with the monogrammed tile as the top of the stack.  These also make great personalized hostess or teacher gifts.

Supplies Needed:
- unsealed tumbled marble coasters
- stamps (clear acrylic work easiest for placement)
- StazOn ink
- tile sealer or clear acrylic spray
- adhesive backed felt

1. Wipe unfinished/unsealed tumbled marble  4x4 tiles (I found a box of 9 at Home Depot for $5 cdn.) with a damp cloth to remove any dust/particle residue and let dry completely.

2.  Stamp image with StazOn ink onto each tile.
3.  Bake in oven at 350 F for 1 hour to set.
4.  Let cool completely.
5.  Seal with tile sealer or clear matte or satin lacquer spray as per product instructions.
6.  Once dry, adhere precut 4x4 piece of adhesive backed black felt.

You can also make trivets out of larger tiles.  The themes are limitless and are great for personalizing to the receiver's decor or interests.

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