Maple & Ink is one of many sponsors for this years Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop! Hello there, it’s me Ashleigh, showing you what can be done with our Espresso Yourself stamp set. This stamp set is so adorable for card making and other crafts. I wanted to do something more than a paper craft and if you need super quick gift ideas or a stocking stuffer for a coffee lover, then this set is perfect! Who doesn’t love cute coasters?
I found some round cuts of wood in my garage and thought this wood (ha!) work out great. Having the bark still intact adds extra rustic and cozy feelings, I think. Major craft stores sell round wood cuts too if you can’t find anything suitable around your house. (Or make your husband/partner make you some with a miter saw…)
Honestly, you don’t need anything fancy for this project. I used Versafine ink in Onyx Black for stamping. Make sure your wood rounds are even and dry, otherwise some parts of the stamp may not transfer due to irregularities. Don’t worry about small knots or cracks, they add character!
I then colored in the images with Tombow markers. When coloring, use gentle strokes going with the grain of the wood to reduce or eliminate damage to the markers. Going against the grain can be too rough for most marker tips. I colored very gently and the markers were perfectly fine after. I found the images looked better when some elements were left uncolored like the skin or anything that you would want a light color.
Pro tip (or just a tip from someone who’s made this already) Always use a lighter color than what you would choose. When coloring the wood with markers, the wood always make it darker than on paper. Don’t worry about shading or adding texture with your markers, the wood adds enough as it is.
Pair the coasters with a nice bag of coffee (or tea! or hot cocoa mix!) or even a coffee shop gift card and you’ll have a quick thoughtful gift.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this craft and don’t forget to link up with the coffee lovers bloghop! We’ll be back with more crafts before the blog hop is over so come back soon.
P.S. Maple & Ink stamps are on sale!
I love the idea of stamping on those wood slices for coasters! Great idea!
Thanks for being a NEW Super Sponsor!!
Maple & Ink says
Thanks for having us, Amy!
Those are super cute coasters. Thanks for being a super sponsor.
Verna Angerhofer says
What a novel idea to make coasters with the wood that way. Thanks for being a sponsor too.
Carla vdM says
Oooo, what a great idea…..Coffee coasters…I would love some on my table ;o)
You made some lovely ones.
Thank you for being a sponsor on da Winter Coffee blog hop.
Billie A says
Cute and great idea stamping and coloring on wood. Thanks for sponsoring the Winter coffee lovers blog hop.
Helen F. says
Oh my gosh! What a great gift idea! Love the wood coasters 🙂
Such a wonderful gift!! Great idea! And thank you for sponsoring the blog hop!
innovative idea of designing coaters. Thanks for being a sponsor at coffeelovers blog hop this year! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
LISA BZIBZIAK says
Wow! What a great idea and so adorable! Awesome gift or companion to a little gift set! Love it! And thanks so much for being a sponsor for the hop!
Thank you for being super sponsor for Coffee lovers blog hop!
Hetty Sanders says
Beautiful images on the wood!
Thanks for being a great sponsor.
Helen Gullett says
LOVE those wood slices coasters.
Great gift idea for sure.
I love stamping and coloring on wood slices, too.
Sometimes, I stamp and wood burn the image.
Thank you so much for being Super Sponsor!
Love the wood! So lucky to have a few discs. Thanks for being a super sponsor!
Donna Mundinger says
How cool and creative! LOVE these! Thanks so much for being a Super Sponsor. xxD
These are so sweet! Such a great idea!
Chrissy L says
These are so cool on the wood! LOVE!
What a lovely idea and the images are perfect. xx
Nikki C says
Great idea to make coasters 🙂 Thank you for being a sponsor too hugs Nikki
Cynthia O. says
Fun gift idea! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor.
Janet Ingraham says
Darling coffee coasters. Thank you for sponsoring!
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) says
Gorgeous creations and such a fun idea! Thanks for sponsoring the hop!
Cynthia Cole says
Such a cool idea!
Victoria Banaszak says
These are such a cute idea! Thanks for joining the hop!
What a great coaster idea! Lovely gift idea and nicely done. Thanks for being a super sponsor!!
Michele K. Henderson says
This stamped wood idea is SO cool! Super creative and fun!
Traci Cooley says
What a great idea to stamp on the wood cuts. They are very pretty.
Sue LD says
Thanks for all the tips for stamping and coloring on wood and for being a sponsor.