Thursday, October 13, 2011

Boo Coaster Hanger (& A Confession)

My name is Vicki, and I'm a craftaholic. 

I've heard the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem...although, I admit...I don't know that I want to recover from this particular addiction!  But the fact remains:  that PayPal button is like a little devil on my shoulder whispering "buy it, buy it!" in my ear.  I've gone a little crazy with the Crafty Steals, Flowers to Flourishes, and Molly's Square purchases lately...all stamp sets.  They're just such a good DEAL!!

Okay, so I'm confessing to you because I've given myself a goal to make something from each and every one of those new sets.  This Boo Coaster Hanger is the first (it will take me a while to work through them all). 

Honestly, I was just playing around without much of a plan other than I had to use the Inkadinkado "Pumpkins Galore" stamp set.  Halfway in, I didn't like it much...thought it was going to be a big flop.  But I love the end result...yay!  It's great when things come together suddenly and surprise you.

A Few Details & A Technique:
  • The base is a Papertrey Ink coaster covered in bright orange mulberry paper that was toned down with Rusty Hinge and Pumice Stone Distress Stains.

  • The purple tag is from K&Co's Studio 112 line.  They come in packs of 24 and were in the $1 bin at JoAnn Etc!

  • The pumpkin was stamped in StazOn Jet Black, then colored with marker.  I then covered the pumpkin and the stem in Glossy Accents.  Technique:  While the Glossy Accents was still wet, I added Peeled Paint Distresss Stickles to the stem and dragged them through the Glossy Accents up along the curve of the stem with a sewing needle, sort of mixing the Stickles and GA.  On the pumpkin, I added dots of Orange Peel Stickles to where the design showed circles.  These I did not blend and when everything dried, it looks like little gems set into the shiny surface of the cool!  Give it a try!


: PTI coaster; mulberry paper; K&Co Studio 112 tag; Paper Adventures
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo ‘Pumpkins Galore’; Basic Grey ‘Boo’, ‘Spooky’
Inks: Distress Stain ‘Rusty Hinge’, ‘Pumice Stone’, ‘Chipped Sapphire’, ‘Aged Mahogany’; StazOn ‘Jet Black’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’
Embellishments: Distress Stickles ‘Peeled Paint’; Stickles ‘Black Diamond’, ‘Orange Peel’; Glossy Accents; Tim Holtz tissue tape ‘Symphony’; wire; ribbon

Tools: 3M foam tape; spray adhesive; hole punch


  1. This is gorgeous! I love what you've done with the Glossy Accents - really neat effect!

  2. Great piece! Will have to try the Stickles and GA technique.

  3. Wow totally incredible work! Love the detail and the colours. Thanks for sharing such paper joy with us!

  4. Gorgeous! I love it. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

  5. Fabulous job on your project!!

    Thanks for joining in on the fun at Come and Get It Challenges!


  6. What a wonderful tag, Vicki. So many things to see and you explained it all so well. Like the soft color palet.

  7. Wonderful colors and you totally rocked the glossy accents mixing in the stickles!

  8. This is so cool!! I've got a stack of those coasters - would be nice if I remembered to use them, huh? LOL

    Oh, and, hello, my name is Nancy .. I, too, am a craftaholic ... and have NO plans of being 'cured'! lol

  9. This is really lovely - fabulous stamping, great colours and images too. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge

  10. Very cool- love your Halloween coaster. TFS
    Aloha, Kate

  11. Ooh this is lovely! The pumpkin is fab and I really like all the colour and texture in the piece.

  12. Oh what a fabulous halloween hanger, great work.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.


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