Another 6″ by 6″ vignette for the recipe card swap. The theme for this round was 4th of July. I used Cricut’s “Yee Haw” cow girl as the focal point and substituted a hand cut tortilla chip for her hat. The bowl (formerly of popcorn) is from the Silhouette Online Store. I used the Silhouette Designer Edition software to cut the five-pointed star in blue gingham and then add more cut lines to the star cut and split the red patterned paper points in half for a little extra dimension and color. I simply added the red pieces directly over the top of the blue gingham points.
I used Copics to add the color for the Texas caviar (black beans, black-eyed peas, red and green peppers, and shoe peg corn) and added a second hand-cut tortilla chip. Silhouette’s Print and Cut capability was key to making the recipe title label, and the Cricut Craft Room was instrumental in hiding contours on the cow girl. When working with small pieces, I generally “hide” the eyes and mouth as it is simply easier to draw them in.
The ground was also hand cut. Using scissors, just cut a wavy line about a half-inch up from the end of a six-inch wide paper strip. Next, cut a straight line across about a half-inch above the wavy edge. You will have two “ground” pieces and it is simpler and easier than using a machine.