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Friday, March 14, 2014

"Tapenade" recipe card...

Hello My Dear Stamper Friends:
Memory Box released this "olive branch" die back in January 2014 and I,  inmediately  knew what project I will be doing with it...

I love "Tapenade", which is a Provençal / French dish...

made out of chopped and puréed black olives, capers, anchovies, olive oil, ail and a pinch of balsamic vinegar all mixed in the blender or in a mortar.

Its name comes from the Provençal word for capers, "tapenas". It is a popular food in the south of France, where it is generally eaten as an hors d'œuvre, spread on bread. Also found in Italy!

I used a "chalkboard" paper found at Michael's and wrote the recipe in French with white gel pen on the board as French Menus are presented in France at various restaurants...
(the ingredients for the recipe in english are listed up)

The "Faux wood frame" is done  with 4 pieces of stripes of cardstock embossed with a Tim Toltz embossing folder and distressed with inks ...see below detail of  the finished corners...

At a "French theme"  dinner that I had at home, I served "Tapenade" ...
This is how it looked my place setting ...each guest had the recipe as a souvenir to take home.
The table cloth is a "traditional" Provençal table cloth that I brought from my years abroad...
Nice, where I lived is famous for its Olives and of course for the "Tapenade"...

For the olives: I place some drops of "Glossy accents" on top of the olives after being colored  with a "Copic" marker..
See the corners of the "Faux wood frame", cut in diagonal to mimic a real frame

I enjoyed very much doing this card and my guests were happy to take home a homemade card with the recipe on it...

NOTE:  I added a section with ALL my stenciling techniques in the tool bar section called "More" for easy access...

Thanks for the visit and for your lovely comments!


note: the "vintage bottles" is a retiring die so if you like it ( it comes with the 3 bottles)  get it while supplies last!


  1. Absolutely superb Bibiana, genius idea! Xx Zoe xx

  2. Géniale cette idée Bibiana!

  3. Ca sent le sud!!! Très belle idée! bizz

  4. Oh to be a guest at this dinner. Beautiful idea and a beautiful menu card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and cards. Blessings!

  5. Moi j'adore la tapenade d'olives noires avec un bon pain de campagne et des crudités coupés en bâtonnet !
    Je rajoute des pignons de pin, un peu plus d'anchois et de câpres ...
    Ta carte -menu est géniale bravoooooo , quelle bonne idée

  6. Une recette à conserver! Tes invités ont du être contents. J'aime beaucoup l'idée de la "carte menu". Très originale! Dommage que les "vintage bottles dies" soient discontinuées. Elles sont si mignonnes!

  7. Lovely idea - your guests must have been thrilled.

  8. superbe cette carte menu
    bisous à toi

  9. Wow this is stunning love what you have made, super cool xx

  10. Hi Bibiana, I wish I was a guess at your dinner party, what a great idea for a place setting. I also wanted to tell you I had a great time talking with you yesterday in the Heartfelt Creation class. Have a great week and thanks for sharing a very cute idea.Eunice

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  12. Biviana muy linda idea la de realizar el recetario y compartirlo con tus invitados,ademàs los detalles estan geniales,las botellitas son un encanto,....abrazos desde Venezuela amiga y...gracias or visitar mi blog

  13. Utterly Delightful! LOVE the olives on the olive branch and your recipe card at the place settings! Your guests Loved these I am sure!


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