Thursday, August 9, 2018

Growing in Unity 2018 - Day 4







Good Morning

This is my Day 4 Post for the Unity Stamp Company 

What is the most interesting thing you have stamped on?

Blog hopping and Pinterest viewing I saw some 
beautiful stamping on square tiles to use as coasters.

Of course I wanted to try.  
  I was looking for some natural tile pieces but all 
I could find at our big box stores were the standard glazed white tile.  

What I liked about the tile stamping was the monochrome colors with an abstract image.

Since I struck out with the tile I figured I could use that inspiration on a card.

I went with the Moments in Bloom set 

I felt the shape of the card still needed to be square to work with the tile inspiration.
I also decided that I wanted a little smaller card that I could use with a gift.
This card is 4" square.

I chose stamp the ledger background image with gold to add a little contrast.
I then stamped the flower in black over the top of the ledger image.  I also embossed the flower.

I felt it needed a little pop so I added this cool pattern frame.




On my adventure through the hardware store I found vinyl floor samples.
I thought I'd give stamping on these a try.  
The vinyl flooring could be a good coaster too.
I also liked the color of the light wood for my future kitchen remodel.

I used my alcohol ink to stamp the image in black.
t is a little tricky not to move the image during the stamping.
What is cool is that when I did not like the image I just clean 
them up with some rubbing alcohol and stamped again.  



I'm going to seal the stamping with a clear coat 
to prevent the image from coming off.


This was my inspiration piece

DIY stamped tile coasters


I'm not giving up on the tile pieces.
I think they would make fabulous Christmas gifts.



Remember there is two prized to be won. 
Leave a comment on each of my 2018 GIU post.
I will select a couple lucky winners at the end of the week. 
I will post the lucky winners to the blog next week.
You don't have to comment every day but it does increase your odds.

If you missed a day I put links below

Day 1

Day 2


Thank you for dropping in today

Teresa



23 comments:

  1. I love this stamp (I have it, too!). I've not stamped on anything other than paper and canvas. But I did buy some tiles, both the white and recently (at Home Depot) some brown textured ones. I need the right ink, though. I think I've read it should be Staz-on, which I don't have. I'd like to do the brown ones with white ink. I think that would be pretty; or gold. Never thought about the vinyl floor samples - have to look into that next shopping trip! lol

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  2. So pretty. A wonderful stamp. Love how you used it.

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  3. Love this idea, I have tons of tiles, love that stamp too! ❤️

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  4. This is a great idea! My big stamping outside the box was a candle. It seemed harder than it was. I have as gifts to others at Christmas and they seemed impressed:) Pam Foy

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  5. Hmmmm...the most interesting thing I've stamped on is probably tissue paper to melt onto candles for gifts. But mostly paper. Love this monochromatic look. It's a lovely design.

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  6. Love the over stamping, creates your own pattern paper.

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  7. Very Pretty, love the coasters.

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  8. This is fabulous! I'll have to give it a try.

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  9. Nice look. I like to learn new ways to use my stamps. I never would have thought to put these together. NICE

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  10. Loving the layered look of your stamps. They look great together.

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  11. I have stamped on white shiny tiles but have not found a sealant that is permanent. Do you have one that works? I love your card and stamp. The gold ledger with the flower is really unique and fun. I love your idea of making tiles with this stamp. They will be great gifts!

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    1. I'm not sure what sealant is best but I am going to try using fixatif from Krylon.

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  12. Beautiful card!! And those tiles turned out so cool!! Tiles are something Ive wanted to try to stamp on. Maybe one day. Ive stamped on many things but I think the most interesting would have been glass. Its tricky as the stamp likes to slide but if patient, you can get a good image. Ive also embossed the stamped image on glass which just adds to the trickiness. Cause the embossing powder likes to stick everywhere.

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  13. I oncw tried stamping on beach glass, which was fun. Your card is lovely and good luck with the tile hunt

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  14. Those are cool and great stamps to work with. I stamped last year on tile and also on glass (then heat embossed it). I tried it again later and it didn't turn out as well, so maybe it was beginners luck, lol.

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  15. These are lovely! I like the idea of stamping on tile but haven't decided what I would do with it... maybe coasters.

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  16. Lots of good ideas here! I have used the ledger image to write the info on the back of my ATCs.

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  17. Love these! I have stamped on natural tile. Found them at Home Depo or Lowe’s and the we’re quite inexpensive too 💕 . My daughter and I made coasters for gifts.

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  18. Beautiful. I like the ledger background.

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  19. These are so pretty!
    I have stamped on tiles before and on t-shirts.

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  20. Floor tiles? What a fabulous idea - you are clever, Jo x

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  21. I love your card! My hubby bought so.e travertine tiles for me a while back. I need to pull them out and do something with them!
    --Phaline Mays

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  22. So super clever. I had to look again to see the tiles - thought all your projects were cards. Imagine that - another use for Unity Stamps!

    sue

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