here's the link, at least, to a Pinterest page for Delightfully Distressing instead. Be sure to check them out. Really pretty stuff!
With my July Cards & More Club approaching I decided to create a Close To My Heart inspired version of the coaster project. Being at the end of the CTMH Spring/Summer Idea Book, I feel as if I've exhausted the season's papers and really wanted some bold colors, so I opted to use inks and stamping and not a single piece of pattern paper to create my design.
With the help of CTMH's Persnickety Journaling Spots and quite a few stamp sets (like 6 or 7) these coasters were easy and fun to create.
Each coaster starts off plain, then gets covered with colored and stamped Colonial White 4 x 4 squares of card stock. The card stock is colored with a Tim Holtz-style technique of puddling re-inkers and water on a non-stick craft mat, then dragging and dipping the card stock squares into them to create a multi-color marbleizing effect.
Here's what I came up with...
I added some flowers cut on the Cricut (Art Philosophy cartridge) plus some small paper flowers I had in my stash. Buttons, a crocheted flower, and some stamped-and-cut sunflowers embellish the whole thing.
Here are a few close-ups.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back in a few days with some exciting announcements about the new CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book!