It's a time of relaxation and contemplation - and hopefully lots of peace and tranquility - and that's exactly what the new set LilyPad Lake from Stampin' Up! brought to mind.
Above it a picture taken from a side angle - so you can see how the background image is set back because of the folding of the card, and when it lays flat it fits perfectly in the envelope. For my coordinating project - I decided to make this beautiful tumbled tile coaster. For this, the image was stamped with StazOn ink, colored with watercolor pencils, then sealed twice with glossy sealant (or matte would work also).
I've been making coasters like this for years and they hold up so well. Here is a side image where you can see I sponged a bit of crumb cake around the edge just to soften it a bit. I love the sentiments with this set, and every time I use this coaster - I will be reminded of who is in control. What a peace that gives me.
Hope you enjoyed my projects - now continue to hop on through the other blogs for more inspiration! ~Maureen
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