Sunday, April 10, 2011

Gingersnap Coaster Exchange!

My husband has had strep throat and an ear infection for the past two weeks and I'm exhausted.   I haven't got to craft at all, so I'm just going to post the coasters that I made for the Gingersnap Creations yahoo group Coaster swap.  The theme was hearts.

This one took me the most time - the entire thing is hand punched hearts and then each heart was individually curled with a awl and then glued down. 

This beast was a pain - I had the coolest gold paper incorporated but I decided at the last minute to add some gold embossing powder to cover up any glue overlap.  When I used my heat gun, all the gold bits melted and I had to go back in with a glue pen and more embossing powder.   Note to self: don't apply heat to things that melt!

Years ago, I purchased a shoebox full of stamps at a garage sale.  The stamps are still attached to envelopes, so I sat in front of the tv and peeled stamps off bit of paper and sorted them by color during a horror movie marathon.  Go Friday the 13th!    

Last, but not least, is this cute little clown girl.  The background was embossed with a Tim Holtz folder and then randomly heat embossed.   I was in the throes of a short-lived ruffle fascination for this one and the one above.   I have odd interests. LOL! 

Enjoy and thank you for looking!!

13 comments:

Beverly Gotthardt said...

All 4 are wonderful--it would be hard to choose a favorite, but I really like that 2nd one.

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh they are amazing! How lucky is the person receiving those!

Jingle said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!!

judyjstamper said...

wow! very creative. all are wonderful, but the first one really caught my eye!

Netty said...

Terrific coasters and the first one is amazing. Enjoy your week. Annette x

2amscrapper said...

hope the dh is better soon. I'm awe struck by your amazing art--each coaster is a true work of art. Lucky recipients!

Electra said...

These are wonderful! I would sure love to be your partner. ;-)

Sue said...

lovely! Hope no one really uses it as a coaster!

Marjie K said...

Wow... these are all truly lovely!

trisha too said...

These are gorgeous!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Oh my my heart is beating rapidly...because these all are so amazing. Oh to receive one of these lovelies would be amazing. Fabulous work!
gerri

Michele said...

amazing and gorgeous! so impressive. hope all is well. xo

Shar said...

Your coasters are gorgeous! I should know. I was lucky enough to see them all in person!