Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday's Terrific Technique: Tile photo and recipe card holders

Welcome to another Tuesday's Terrific Technique. Today's tutorial is a great little gift I like to hand out, especially at Christmas. I'm going to show you 2 different versions; one using stamps and markers and one using vinyl. So, here it is, a recipe card (or photo) holder:
You will need:
2x2 stone tile (sold at most hardware/do it yourself stores in sheets of 36)
Strong adhesive (I used E600)
Vinyl OR Staz-on ink, a stamp, and Sharpie Markers

When you find the tiles, they will look like the picture above.

Remove 1 tile from the sheet and wipe it clean with a damp paper towel.

To stamp on the tile you will stamp an image in stazon ink directly onto the tile.

Color the image in with Sharpie markers. There is no need to seal the tile.

To use vinyl on the tile, cut out an image in vinyl.

Adhere the vinyl directly to the tile.

When you have the image you want on on the tile (in either ink or vinyl), adhere a clothespin to the back of the tile with a strong adhesive. Allow time for the glue to dry completely.

Tie a ribbon onto the clothespin, and you have a completed gift!

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