Good Morning Flourishes Friends! Welcome back to a fun filled Timeless Tuesday Challenge. This week I am challenging you to: A Pintrest Christmas!! All you have to do is find your Christmas inspiration on Pintrest, link it up to your blog and show off your Pintrest inspired creation! This is going to be a long post, but I hope you will enjoy it!
I found a really pretty idea for my Pintrest inspiration HERE. It's part way down the page.
Sometimes the link doesn't work, so if you can't click on it, here is my Pintrest Christmas Inspiration photo:
I wondered if you could paint in images instead of stamping them into cookies and maybe having them distort when they are baked. But I cannot freehand paint At All, so I used Flourishes newest release, Poinsettia and Pine to help me."Poinsettia and Pine" on to the frosting, then watercoloring the images in with food coloring. For the cookie gift box I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a design onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock, and added my frosted cookies inside. For my gift tag, I stamped an image from Flourishes new Trimmed With Love set colored in with Copics, onto a diecut that I popped up. Then I matted it with some Bo Bunny paper used from Flourishes 123 Kit that also comes with the silver cording you see on my tag.
I did not use edible ink to stamp my cookies, I just combined equal drops of red, blue and green food coloring on a plate and dabbed my stamp in it then stamped onto my icing. If you would like to try this technique, here are a few tips that I learned.
* Use Royal Icing as your go to icing because it will harden up nicely and so that you have a solid "surface" to stamp your image onto. Here is the recipe I used: Royal Icing.
* Use a cookie recipe that offers a firm cookie and not a soft one or else you'll be adding the firm icing to a mushy cookie. Stamping onto firm icing but a mushy cookie base results in a bad image impression.
* Always make sure your icing is as smooth and flat as possible. I would suggest using a baker's offset spatula. I resisted buying one and I have a few knife lines in my icing that I couldn't smooth completely out.
* Pick non detailed stamps to use and just know that no matter what, after you have dipped them into food coloring, your stamps will be forever stained.
And here is the card I made for the cookies, box, and gift tag set. I couldn't get the card to fit in my picture without you being able to see the cookie details clearly, so I put it in my photo booth.
I used Flourishes new Poinsettia and Pine stamp release, stamped onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock. The paper is from Flourishes September 123 Kit that comes with all of this gorgeous green ribbon and the pretty green rhinestones at the bottom of my card.
Here are the Copic marker Collections I used on my tag and the card:
Please visit the rest of the team to gather more Flourishes Timeless Tuesday inspirations!
Linda Lucas - Septembers's Guest Designer
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Danielle Kennedy
- Heather Jensen
- Julie Koerber
- Sharon Doolittle
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tammy Hershberger
Thank you for visiting and please have a great day!