Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Card

Today marks the start of another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge!!
This weeks theme is:

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!

We'd love for you to come on over and play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!
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6 comments:

Creative M said...

I am a BIG fan of shaped cards!You did an AMAZING job!Adorable Cart!and Cute Pumpkins!
Enjoy your day,
Migdalia

Adrian said...

So cute!

Pat N. said...

OMG Cheryl! Your card is so cute! Loved your story too. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I loved it when we went to the pumpkin farm when my daughter was young. Good times!

Bobby said...

Another winner, Cheryl!

Howard said...

Another winner, Cheryl!

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