The Final Page in the Recipe Card Swap – A Silhouette Cameo Diorama Card

So – this is it – the final page in our two-year swap of 6×6″ recipe pages.  I have learned a lot, and I have made some friends along the way.  The background paper was the inspiration – even though it doesn’t have pears, it was the right palette for this project.

CPC-Recipe-Card-Close-Up

I bought the “paper doll” .png file from Etsy at Cherry Hill Living.  It’s easy to import a .png file to your Silhouette Designer Edition Software, add a “sticker” border (also known as an offset) and print and cut.  If you want to know more, check out Jin’s tutorials and projects at Under A Cherry Tree.

So after printing and cutting my tiny cook, I set out to make a little retro scene for her.  A wooden spoon, a stove, a few pots, and a pumpkin pie are all from the Silhouette Online Store.  For the stove, I added the pots and welded them to the background shape.  After cutting the background in black, I adhered the pie and a little oven rack to the background.  Next, I hand cut the vellum oven front and adhered it behind the stove.  After that it was a simple as adhering the layers.  The little dish towel is hand cut and draped over the oven door handle.  A few little brads for knobs and the recipe title made the scene complete.  To add some dimension and emphasize the retro feel, I cut a frame from black cardstock and sandwiched in a piece of clear acrylic and popped it up to make the little diorama a little more retro.

It has been a pleasure to create these pages – here is my first – I think I almost wore out my friend Diane with a million questions and I owe my friend Nadia a lifetime of thanks for her encouragement and tips on altering cuts to fit the scene-

Recipe - Appetizer

And here is my last:

CPC-Recipe-Card

I have some ideas for new projects and hope to be back soon.  Until then – happy papering….

6 thoughts on “The Final Page in the Recipe Card Swap – A Silhouette Cameo Diorama Card

  1. Oh how wonderful! I love both of the recipe cards and the different feel to each one. I am also going to check out the Etsy store, maybe one day I will actually use that Silhouette. :) Until then, I will keep enjoying your posts. (y)

  2. Two year swap?! Wow! I have adored your recipe cards that you have posted on this site! Clever and colorful and whimsical and each time, a surprise! I know you will cherish this project! You are one of my very favorite paper artists! Love the vignettes you create! This vintage little cook in front of her avocado-green stove is no exception! Love all the details and your inspiration paper!

    I saw this post last night while my daughter was in ballet and had to move before I could respond, so I apologize for the delay!

    Hate to see these end! And thanks for the sweetness!

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