Looking for a fun project? These cork Snowman Drink Coasters feature the Spirited Snowmen and are fun to make. Plus if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive gift you can make a set and package them in less than 30 minutes! You can find the cork coasters in craft stores or online. I was able to purchase them from Widget.com last year and it is great that a variety of thicknesses are available for purchase. Since the coasters have been on the shelf in my craft room, it was time to use them for a project. (How many times have you purchased supplies for a project only to let the items sit idle?!) I knew the Spirited Snowman stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog would be the perfect stamp set to use on the coasters.
The snowmen are appropriate to use not just for Christmas but for the entire winter season. I have made several sets and the cork coasters work great to protect my wood furniture from hot and cold beverages.
To ensure a good stamped impression, I suggest using the Stamparatus. It also allows you to stamp two images at the same time. I did not use the magnets to hold the drink coasters in place and was careful to not move the drink coasters until after stamping using Stazon Jet Black ink. To receive a clear impression, I found it necessary to ink and stamp the image twice.
Select a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color desired areas of the snowmen. To avoid smearing of the Stazon Jet Black ink, color just up to the edge and avoid coloring over the black ink. Allow the inks to dry for 5-10 minutes, otherwise they can smear. After drying, the ink is permanent. In the small detail areas, it is best to stipple with the point end of the Stampin’ Blend versus coloring with a back and forth motion. Note – when stamping, it is not recommended to use Stazon with Stampin’ Blends but for this project waterproof ink is needed so practice careful coloring techniques.
Have fun creating your own Spirited Snowmen drink coasters!
Happy stamping and contact me with any questions…