I am back on the recipe card swap trail again – this year, instead of starting with recipe categories, we are doing holidays and celebrations and selecting the recipe to fit the holiday. First up for me, is New Year’s. Although it is not a traditional New Year’s meal, I always look forward to roast beef with a pop-over sized individual Yorkshire pudding during the winter celebrations.
So, using Graphic 45’s “Before Your Time” Kraft Reflections cardstock as the background patterned paper, I set out to create a Yorkshire Pudding recipe page. I found a darling Yorkie puppy at the Silhouette On-Line Store and replaced her reindeer antlers with a Happy New Year headband. The Yorkshire Pudding tag was made using the Print and Cut feature on the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition – this feature alone should be enough to propel you to buy this software (and die cutter) if you haven’t already.
My Cricut education lead me to making the Yorkshire Terrier a little more dimensional. The snapshot below shows what I did. I cut the golden fur pieces as designed. I copied the golden “facial ruff” and removed the “mouth” and “blaze” cuts to have a solid black ruff. I also copied the “nose” and “eyes” and removed the small highlight cuts to create a base. The terrier body, black eyes, and black nose are cut from American Crafts card stock in black. The black ruff piece is cut from lightweight black chipboard. I cut the base nose and eyes from white card stock. The gold ruff pieces are cut from a pale golden-peach color and I used Copics 11 and 13 to add furry texture and color. As the ears are specific to the right or left side, I found it easiest to leave the pieces on the mat, remove one, color, and adhere. Then do the second ear.
To start the assembly, I added the Yorkshire Pudding tag to the mouth of the golden ruff piece. I then added the golden ruff (with the tag) to the black chipboard. The other golden pieces were adhered directly to the black dog piece. The completed ruff piece is attached to the dog with a foam dot and another foam dot is under the tag. Unlike Cricut, there are no “guideline cuts” as to how the pieces align. So pick a few “alignment points” like the little swoop on the right hand cheek of the ruff and line that up before adhering. Then layer on the white “highlight” nose and eyes and layer the black pieces directly over them. Finally add some Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose.
The Happy New Year headband is cut from American Crafts white card stock. I colored it with Copics Y28 (Lionet Gold) and used spray glue to adhere some micro-fine glitter in the “warm” color way.
The fourth cut is the champagne glass from Cricut’s Something to Celebrate cartridge. I used Cricut Craft Room to hide the champagne bottle in all of the layers. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the bubbles. I filled the bubbles with a combination of gold Stickles and Glossy Accents. Finally, the polka dot label came from Spellbinder’s Nestabilities. The Yorkie is adhered with some foam tape.
And for those who are interested in the recipe, here is the link. Yum!