The first step was a background. I decided to use a shaving cream background. I used Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink and Passion Pink re-inkers for the color.
Then, I realized that the ATCs were rolling up so I had to flatten them out. Out came the ironing board, a linen tea towel and the iron. This also heat sets the ATCs.
Next was trying to figure out what to put on the ATCs. I knew that I wanted to use some cupcake picks that I had received in a swap a year or so ago. Did I want to stamp on the ATC? I have these two foam stamps that are conversation hearts but they never leave a good image. I tried them on two ATCs but didn’t like the images they were producing so went back to my original thought – die cuts.
I had borrowed my girlfriend’s Sizzix some time ago and did a mess of die cuts. I used red primitive hearts on the ATCs and then put the cupcake picks.