I promise soon I’ll have a post that isn’t cookie related but it’s been my world for the last few weeks.A few weeks ago I was in Paper Source with a friend where I found this stamp and immediately fell in love with the saying and font. I had to have it!
I’ve never seen a stamped cookie before but it became my quest to figure out a way to do it and how to get the best impression.
Stamping down into the paper towel put too much ink all over the stamp. Yuk.
Luckily, AmeriColor gel rinses right off and doesn’t stain the stamp.
The trick is to take the ink source to the stamp and dab it on, so I had to perfect my ink delivery.
I made my own ink pad by taking a flat, firm, unused sponge that I cut the same size as the stamp and applied the food gel to it.
I then took my new ink pad in one hand put it over the top of the stamp and dabbed it.
Sorry I couldn’t get a picture. I don’t know how to use the timer on my camera – yet!
Anyway, it worked great!!
Here’s the same cookie with a little more detail added.
Don’t look too closely at the design.
Not my style and kind of *yawn* boring I think but I was zipping through it to see if I liked a pink border. I didn’t. I tried to fix it with white pearl dragees. Nope. Not doing it for me.
Here’s a cookie with pink pearl dragees ~
accents so I tried to incorporate all the elements into this prototype cookie.
Cookie with rounded bottom ~
Cookie with flat bottom ~
Since I’m just beginning the thought and design processes, I’m open to suggestions and ideas! 🙂