To me, the sandwich is the perfect meal. It's all inclusive, everything's in there! Now to my husband, he thinks sandwiches are bread and bologna or peanut butter and jelly. But to me a sandwich is a gourmet little morslet of a food mountain. This is my newest sandwich that I found in Taste of Home's Simple and Delicious magazine. Great recipes in these little cookbook magazines, I've subscribed for years.
This one's called Cobb Salad Sandwich. All the goodies from a Cobb Salad are topped on my favorite buttery croissants. Serve this up on a cute little plate with a Diet Coke and life is good!!
The little slice of hard boiled egg immediately reminded me of Karen Lockhart's Egg Salad stamp.......and so the inspiration was brewing.
When coloring an image like Egg Salad, simply pick out a bunch of Copics that are somewhat close together on your color chart. There is no need to be overly detailed when coloring images like this......just dabble on some colors and you've got salad!
I thought this sketch would be a great layout for a recipe card....simple and lots of room for the computer printed recipe. (I promise that some day I'll do something with all these sketches, I hear your requests!)So here's my finished recipe card. I usually make them 4" x 6" but I forgot and made this one the size of a regular A2 card. Still works for me. I followed the sketch closely but also added some ribbon snippets and some of my *messy stitches* to the white space in the top right hand corner of the recipe card. I cut and embossed the main image with a circle Nestabilities Die Template and then matted the image on a scallop cut Nestabilities circle. Oh, I just love that look, it's like icing on the cake.......or mayonnaise on the sandwich! To add the corner strip of cardstock, all you have to do is cut a strip of patterned paper that hangs over the edges of your project. Adhere it down with adhesive.
Then turn your project over and snip off the pieces that hang over. By cutting from the back side, you get a really straight cut right along the edge of the main piece.Attach the stamped image and it's done! Zoom in on the photo below...you can see that I used Ranger Glossy Accents on the lettuce. Love that look!I've already added my recipe card to my recipe box. Can't wait to serve these sandwiches to some friends. And if I had time, I'd make a handmade recipe card for each and every one of my recipes. I LOVE seeing the handmade ones when I open up my recipe books!
Supplies: Egg Salad stamp, Papertrey cardstock and ribbon, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Copic markers, Ranger Glossy Accents, computer generated recipe.