It’s the time of year when we’re spoiled for choice at farm stands and produce isles. At Flourishes ‘Timeless Tuesday‘ blog, challenge #178 is to take a favorite recipe and decorate it with stamps. I used a long-time favorite that I found in ‘More Recipes from a Kitchen Garden’, by Renee Shepherd & Fran Raboff. That’s Shepherd as in ‘Shepard’s Garden Seeds’. I made this an intentionally over-sized recipe card with a stand so that it can hold itself upright on the counter and the text is large enough for me to read from a distance.
I used a stamp from Flourishes much loved ‘Garden Fresh’ set, colored with Copics and two tiny rhinestones for water drops complete the stamped image. The patterned papers that mat the recipe are from Melissa Frances’ ‘Kitchy Kitchen’ paper collection.
The embellishments were kept flat so that this recipe could be stored on a shelf with cookbooks. A loopy bow was made from two colors of jute cord and tied with a small button.
For practical purposes, I die cut a ‘small easel’ (Sizzix) from medium weight chipboard. The easel folds flat for storage. Two bands of linen ribbon (May Arts) were adhered to the front of the card. Because I was working with a 6 inch scrap, I didn’t extend it around the card. Instead, I took two die cut leaves and adhered them over the ends for a more finished look.
I’m really enamored with this style of recipe card. It’s so practical and pretty at the same time!
Hope you’re enjoying this summer’s bounty.