Monday, September 10, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: A Pintrest Christmas

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.
For the cookies, I stamped Flourishes "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

And please visit the Senior Design Team for their Pintrest inspirations too!

Thank you for visiting and please have a great day!


  1. Your cookies and card are so beautiful and creative.


  2. what a great gift idea and thank you for all the hints you shared so we can try it too- this may sound silly but do you have to dedicate stamps for food only or can you use any stamps as long as they are clean but have been used with inks

  3. This is so pretty and the new sets are so exciting, what a fantastic gift idea!

  4. Amanda,
    This is fantastic, I press way too hard on my stamps to ever get them to work in frosting. LOL
    I would really like to know did the food coloring come off?

    1. No, it didn't. It left my stamps with a reddish tint to them, as if I used red StazOn ink on them :)

  5. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!I've painted on cookies before with a more runny type of icing (just water or milk & powdered sugar) & then you have to let it dry... This is LOVELY with the more fluffy icing!!!!!!!! Have you tried the food safe MARKERS???? That might be something to try too! :) WONDERFUL JOB!!!!!!!! ON EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!! :)The ONLY THING SAD, is they are eaten ALL TOO FAST!!!!!!! :)

  6. What a FABULOUS way to use your stamps Amanda! Super creative and delicious all in one :) Awesome!!!

  7. Well you are pretty amazing and creative. And to color that with food coloring???? Crazy-ness I tell ya! It's awesome Amanda. And I love the card to go with it too. Really lovely with that gorgeous silk bow.

  8. Beautiful card and your goodies look wonderful. never thought to color on cookies, might have to try that. Very clever girlie!

  9. Oh my goodness, Amanda, how yummy those cookies look! I would have never thought to decorate cookies with stamps! I love them and your beautiful box and tag too! Gorgeous presentation!!

  10. WOW Amanda. You out did yourself girl! Those cookies look yummy. :)


  11. Wowwwwww, what a project!! The cookies are AWESOME!

  12. What a fabulous idea and creation Amanda!! It is so fun to know the endless possibilites about stamping :)

  13. Lovely projects. Love the cookie idea.

  14. Wow, just gorgeous, Amanda! The cookies look so yummy!! What a great idea! Have a nice weekend! Hugs

  15. What a beautiful and fun idea, Amanda! I admire your ambition... if you have energy to spare, send it my way!


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