Thursday, September 18, 2008

Inspiration Friday JustRite Coaster Tutorial by Heidi Blankenship

During the third week of the Stampin' Champion Contest all 5 finalists were asked to make 2 projects for the final round of the contest in case they made it to the finals. Heidi Blankenship made this incredible Appletini Ensemble as one of her projects but didn't make it to the final round of the competition- we were blown away with her creativity and invited Heidi to be our first "Inspiration Friday" Guest Designer. Please be sure to visit Heidi's Inspirational Blog Embellished Dreams.

What is Inspiration Friday? Inspiration Friday is our way of sharing with you an inspirational project that our team has found in the SplitCoaststampers Gallery or on a blog post somewhere in the last week that we just knew all of our readers needed to see. If you would like to be our next "Inspiration Friday " Guest designer simply post your project in the JustRite Stampers Gallery on SplitCoastStampers or on your blog and leave a link on one of our daily posts. We were so inspired by all the incredible designs we saw during our contest. We just can't wait to see what everyone creates next!! Especially with all our new products. The first batch of pre orders have been shipped. Our next shipment will arrive the first week in October. We are still taking pre orders for this shipment.

Here's Heidi's "Appletini Ensemble"

Heidi made charms for the glasses, coasters, decorative napkins and I altered the shaker. Here are some closeups of each piece.

Her altered Shaker- for her Appletini

Her Shrink Art Charms using a JustRite Designer Border

Her JustRite Appletini Coasters with matching napkins. For details on her project visit her blog Embellished Dreams by clicking here. Today Heidi has written a tutorial on how she created this yummy coaster.

Materials -Small Letter Set, Round Wood Mount Stamp 1- 5/8 ,Spellbinders: Wizard, Universal Die Cutting and Embossing Tool or another Die Cutting Machine, Large Classic Circle Nestabilities (S4 114) ,Sticky Back Felt **Tip--one 9 x 12 sheet will make four (4) coasters. Copic: Sketch Markers and ABS (Air Brush System) ** ,BG45 Nile Blue---Coasters,YG13 Chartreuse, G24 Willow---Appletini, R29 Lipstick Red---Cherry, B00 Frost Blue, 0 Colorless Blender---Stem of Glass. Crafty Secrets: Glamour Girls Stamp Set (Martini Glass). Ranger: Adirondack Pitch Black Pigment Ink, Stickles-Arctic Ice, Red ,Sparkle N Sprinkle: Sparkling Snow Glitter,Beacon: ZipDry Adhesive,White Cardstock ,Dimensional Glaze, Acetate, Light Weight Chipboard ,Heating Tool .
Heidi created her coaster using a Spellbinders Wizard Die Cutting Machine. Here is her tutorial:

Step 1 To cut out the felt for the coasters you will need to begin by building your sandwich with the mats. Here are the steps: 1)White Mat 2) White Spacer Plate 3) Large Circle Nestabilities with the cut edge facing up.

4)Sticky Back Felt with the felt side down. 5) One piece of cardstock for a shim 5) White Mat

5) One piece of cardstock for a shim 6)White mat

Because you are pushing the limits of the depth of the cut edge on the die when using a thicker felt with a sticky back you will want to add a piece of cardstock as a shim and run it through the Wizard twice. Also because of the adhesive backing you may have to trim the edges with a scissors. Step 2

Airbrush the felt piece using the Copic ABS and sketch marker BG45. **Tip--If you don't have an ABS you can directly apply the marker to the felt to add the color.

Step 3
After airbrushing the felt piece will feel a little tacky to the touch. Sprinkle on a small amount of glitter and use your fingers to work it into the felt. Tap off excess and set aside to dry.

Step 4

Apply Stickles to the center and the outer edge of the felt piece. Set aside to dry.

Step 5

Using the Small Letter Set and the Round Wood Mount Stamp (1- 5/8) from JustRite Stampers add your sentiment to the wood mount stamper. Then stamp it using Adirondack Pitch Black ink onto white cardstock.
Add red stickles to the olive to make it into a cherry and the heart. Also add dimensional glaze to the drink. Set aside to dry.

Step 6 Next stamp the martini image in the center of the sentiment and then heat set. Color the image with the Copic markers as listed above. Using ZipDry adhesive add glitter to the rim of the glass. Add red stickles to the olive to make it into a cherry and heart. Also add dimensional glaze to the drink. Set aside to dry.

Step 7
Peel the paper backing off of the felt and cut a piece of acetate a little bigger than the center hole. Apply the acetate to the sticky back on the felt. Then apply the stamped image.
Step 8
Using the Wizard and the Large Circle Nestabilities cut a large circle from light weight chipboard and apply to the sticky back of the felt.
Mix some drinks and enjoy! *wink*

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


chelemom said...

What a cute project!!!! Love this!!

stampinc said...

Fabulous project. Tutorial so easy to follow. Thanks for a creative and inspiring project to add to my list.

Deb said...

What a great project! Your instructions are very informative. Thanks so much.

StamperSharon said...

Great project, Heidi!

Jenn said...

Perfect instructions & a super fun project! Thanks, Heidi!

veronica said...

love heidi's airbrushing and sparkles. looks great!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is a really cute project!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my word!
This is such an creative project! Way to go, Heidi!

retiredheather said...

Great project. Love the colors

Margie said...

This is really cute! Thnx for the tutorial :)

Holly Craft said...

As always, love your work, Heidi! Thanks for sharing your ensemble.