My kids and I love going to the pumpkin patch... it's the unofficial start of the holiday season! :) We head to our local patch and stomp through the muck, get lost in the corn maze, play with the pumpkin catapult, take a hay ride and finally get to pick out our family of pumpkins... I say "family" because my boys always pick a "Mom", "Dad" and two "brother" pumpkins. It's too funny to watch my boys lug the big "Daddy" pumpkin into the wagon.
All of the cuts to create my card come from Create a Critter! The wagon is cut at a sizable 2" tall (nearly 7" wide) but after I cut off the handle and reattach it with a brad, it easily fits into an A2 envelope with the handle folded in.
I attached the handle back onto the wagon with a small silver brad and I placed two large silver brads on the wheels. I inked the edges of the wagon, wheels and handle with black ink and a finger dauber.
The pumpkins measure 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2" and 2 1/4". I inked the edges of all the pumpkins with some orange ink to add dimension.
Instead of a sentiment, my kids really wanted the wagon to be "a real radio flyer" so I printed out the logo and mounted it onto an oval of silver metallic paper to tie it to the metal brads.
Here you can see how I used all the shadow layers of the different elements (welded in my Gypsy) to create a very interesting card base. I set the card up so that it has the fold at the top and can be displayed upright. I love when my cards can become a stand-alone decoration too. :)
See, here it is standing!