The photo of the second set is a little overexposed...they look more like the ones in the top photo. :)
To make the coasters, I bought some smooth ivory travertine tiles from Home Depot. I printed the photos onto tissue paper and Modge Podged them to the tiles. I added two more coats of Modge Podge on top, tapping my foam brush over the surface so there weren't any brush stroke lines in the finish.
When dry, I added sentiments that were cut from black vinyl (using Home Decor and Home Accents cartridges). Once adhered, I Modge Podged over the entire surface again. Then I coated them with matte varnish (4-5 times each) and again tapped the brush over the surface to remove the brush stroke lines. When dry, I hot glued cork to the back.
The Mess Maker and Noise Maker will be giving/sending these to their grandparents for Christmas and the Mess Maker is REALLY excited!!! :)
Thanks for looking!