Have you seen this prize package? (Scroll about halfway down the linked page.) Looks good enough to eat--seriously! Karen Lockhart said that she didn't have many entries yet, yet I know that many of you have bought Lockhart stamps from Ellen. Give it a shot! Do you have her cupcake stamps? How about the strawberries? (I'm waiting for my strawberries stamp!) Any veggie couture stamps? How about the cowboy boots? Ellen had mentioned the other day using those with a chili recipe. A salsa would work as well. I used computer generated type here, but you do not have to do that; you can hand-write your recipe as well. Need a recipe source? Check out www.recipezaar.com.
Now for the details: I used Whisper White card stock, matted in Really Rust, and with a Pumpkin Pie Marvy Giga Scalloped Square. For the veggie shoe, I used COPIC Markers in these colors:
YR07 Cadmium Orange
YG03 Yellow Green
YG93 Grayish Yellow
YG95 Pale Olive
E51 Milky White
W2 Warm Gray
O Colorless Blender
Vegetable shoe is a Lockhart image and can be found here at Ellen's store. Swirls are Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrar, and you can get them almost anywhere, or you could use any swirl stamps--that's the nice thing about swirls, right? I dotted the peas with a clear Sakura Gelly Roll pen, and added some Sakura Stardust as well for highlights. (I'd be almost as lost without my Stardust pen as I would without my Word Window punch!)
I also wanted to show you the first version of my Pear Salad recipe card; it had to be edited to get rid of the sleeve since it had to be mass-produced. Then the tab was moved to the top so that it would actually fit into a recipe box. We also switched out the blue bowl for a green one, but I thought I'd toss it in for idea-fodder anyway. View one was with the card in its sleeve; I had placed the scalloped oval on dimensionals at the left edge to allow it to slide into the sleeve with the artwork left on top. View two is with the recipe card pulled out. See? You can go as plain (as above) or as fancy (as below) as you want with these. I hope you try it if you have any Lockhart images that could work!
Announcement: Finally , (and if you have read this far today, you deserve a medal!), several of you asked me yesterday if the Spellbinders dies are compatible with the Cuttlebug; I e-mailed Spellbinders to get the official scoop, and I attached documents to the bottom of yesterday's post that explain the layering that you need to use for a Cuttlebug, a Big Shot, or a Big Kick machine. I love all kinds of die-cuts, but these that emboss are especially fun. Thanks for visiting!