Monday, January 22, 2007

Basic Grey Coaster Card

I just bought these round coasters at Mike's in the $1 bin. I was kinda stumped about what to do with them though?!?!

I figured I'd make a card and use the round coaster as a card "front". First I covered the coaster with basic grey "Romani Gypsy" paper - this is the 6x6 paper, so the images are all smaller and perfect for card making. I then mounted the coaster to the other layer of basic grey paper with a gold metal hinge.
The top of the coaster was decorated with a Marvy Uchida Mega sized scallop circle. I cut out some of the flower images and leaves from the scrap from the bottom layer of BG and mounted them to the scallop. I also stamped a Rhonna Farrer image on the red BG paper. The sentiment is attached with ribbon to a piece of Hodgepodge Hardware.
The inside of the card is simply a distressed scalloped circle mounted under the coaster. All layers are then mounted on a 5x5 piece of white cardstock.
Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think! Don't foget that everyone who leaves a comment gets a chance of winning one of my posted projects. Wednesday is the day I pick a name... so make sure you check back then!


Cindy Lou Who said...

This is sooo kewl! I have been wanting to do SOMETHING with chipboard coasters for a while! I should get crackin huh?
Love your idea!

charmayne_tan said...

this is so pretty. beautiful combination of colours! i love the way you distress your paper/card - it's perfect!

Frankie said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the creative use of the chipboard coaster . . . awesome!

Lisa R. said...

Oh my goodness that is so beautiful!! I LOVE the way you used the hinge, and the coaster, and the ribbon, and the paper....and well just everything about it I love!!!

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea... I love the design. TFS!

Allison said...

This is there will be a continental shift as everyone runs to Michael's for these coasters!

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

What do I think??? FABULOUS!!! I probably saw those same coasters & passed them up, thinking there was no way to incorporate them into my stamping. Leave it to you --awesome job!!!

Wife2TJ said...

Thats an great card! You have an amazing eye for color!!!

Soozie4Him said...

Oh, SO cool! So are these plain chipboard coasters at M's? Where in M's did you find them? Also, I just bought a bunch of Basic Grey paper (it isn't here yet, though!), and I only got ONE of the smaller packs which are better for card-making. Do you have an online source for these? Most places have SOME Basic Grey, but not everything and it's frustrating!

LOVE your card! Where did you get the hinge?


Soozie4Him said...

Forgot to leave my email in case you want to email me the answers to my questions. grin


Beth N said...

Your coaster card is so adorable. Love all the papers and how they coordinate so well. You're the best!


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