Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FTTC178 "Savoring Summer"

Helloooooooo! It's Timeless Tuesday Challenge time (#FTTC178) and I'm so excited about today's challenge from Amanda.....it's to make a favorite summer (or any other season) recipe on a card decorated with your favorite Flourishes stamps! I LOOOOOVE making recipe cards!!

As luck would have it, a friend of mine just introduced me to this "fire and ice salsa" recipe that I definitely wanted to make into a recipe card. It's salsa made with watermelon instead of tomatoes. Maybe you've heard of it, but I hadn't. I tried it and oh my word, it's really good!!!

I used my Wild For Watermelon set (oh yes, how I love this set!), stamped the images on classic ivory CS, colored all the watermelon with Copics (Poppy Collection, Green Grass Collection, W1, W3, and R59), cut out the four designer watermelon slices with scissors and popped them up on foam tape, added some crochet cotton lace in between the pattern papers, and added some Kaiser pearls. My recipe card measures 5" x 7" and I store my cards in plastic sheet protectors within a three-ring binder.

If you're looking for a recipe template, Flourishes has two in their downloads section. Check it out by clicking HERE.

Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Timeless Tuesday ladies have created for you today..... Allison, Amanda, Cindy, Heather, Makiko, Mona, Jan Marie, and our July Guest Designer Patti Gilliam.

Have an awesome Tuesday!


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Mona Pendleton said...

Terrific recipe card Denise! Those slices of watermelon look mouthwatering!

Amanda said...

LOVE it! I love, love the way you color your watermelons in - so realistic and juicy! Perfect papers that remind me of a wonderful picnic :)

I must try this recipe, too. I've heard of this salsa,but I haven't tried it, and now I can't wait to :)
~ Amanda :)

Leslie Miller said...

Perfect! Your recipe file must be so fun to look through. This is really cute!

Susie said...

I always love your recipe cards. You really ought to make two at a time and saving one for a file for your daughter when she's older. Great keepsake gift.

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Denise! This is so Yummy looking! Your watermelons look good enough to eat! 8-) And what a Super recipe! Gotta try this one! 8-)


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I love seeing your recipe cards! I bet you are starting to get a bit of a collection now! Would love to see them all together! This one is delightful. And the recipe looks delicious too! Hugs xxx

Becky said...

How cute! Love the watermelon pieces.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my girl! This is awesome! This challenge is right up your alley!!! I always enjoy seeing your recipes and cards you create!
This is a new to me recipe too!!! Sounds delicious!!! We've been on a watermelon kick lately...ha!

Amy Johnson said...

Recipe cards are right up your alley so this must have been fun and easy for you! Love the papers you used with the images.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Denise.

Hugs Riet.xx

Alexandra said...

What a clever idea, building a collection of recipe cards in a file. A delight to look through too I'm sure. I'm tempted to try this salsa recipe. I'm usually lazy and buy mine ready made. tfs

Patti J said...

What fun your collection must be! This salsa recipe looks wonderful, and love your recipe card! Thanks for sharing :)

Allison Cope said...

Just gorgeous Denise!! I so have to try that recipe. Looks yummy!

Carol L said...

Adorable recipe card with all those watermelons! I was almost sold on the recipe until I saw cilantro among the ingredients! {shudder}

Joan Ervin said...

You always make the best recipe cards, Denise, and this is no exception...it's fabulous!!! The salsa sounds wonderful, too...I'll have to give it a try!!!

Danni said...

You always color that melon so realistic! Such a fun recipe card!

~ Jo ~ said...

What another gorgeous card Denise! You make those watermelons look so realistic by your coloring! It really looks delicious! I have never heard of this recipe but sounds so yummy!


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Carole said...

Beautiful card Denise, I LOVE everything about it!

Nana said...

Very pretty recipe card. Your coloring skills are fantastic.


Susan (rainy) said...

Oh how cute is this! What a darling recipe card.