Thursday, October 24, 2013

Farm Fresh Card

I was lucky enough to grow up on a farm and my parents are so generous with the farm fresh produce they give us!  Sweet corn for eating fresh and freezing, apples for applesauce and pie filling, pears, and the list goes on.  This year was really a bumper crop for the fruit trees and I was very busy canning for quite a while, but I do believe I am caught up with that.  It is time consuming but so worth it!  This is a card for my parents to thank them for everything they have given us.  The die cuts on this card are from the Country Life Cricut cartridge.  I rarely make cards with only cuts from cartridges, but this is one of those few.  I added the bandana ribbon at the bottom and three yellow brads at the top left.
The corn is popped up and I embossed the yellow layer with a dots folder and then used yellow ink and white acrylic paint to make the ear of corn look bi-colored.  The corn husk was embossed with a striped embossing folder.
I used brown chalk around all the die cut layers and the matting layers.

I was very pleased at the country feel of this card as well as the fall/harvest theme of it too.  Harvesting has begun of the crops in the fields here and I know my parents are too, so they will really appreciate the theme of this card :)

Top 3 at Robin's Fetish Challenge Blog!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
Oct 25 Jo's Scrap Shack
Oct 26 Robyns Fetish
Oct 27 MFP Friends of Speedy TV
Oct 29 Twist of Faith 
Oct 30 Word Art Wednesday
Oct 31 Ribbon Carousel
Oct 31 Just B Creative Crazy
Oct 31 DL.ART
Nov 3 CI Paints
Nov 3 The Sisterhood of Crafters
Nov 5 DL.ART


  1. How fabulous, Beth, your Parents are going to love this card, and how lucky to have all that fresh fruit and veg..enjoy, hugs xxxx

  2. This is so cute I love this cut and I love the colors you used
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #120 WORD ART!! challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  3. Great harvest card. Hope your parents love it, and you enjoy the fruits of your labour.

  4. Awesome creation to thank your parents ... I'm sure they will be thrilled! I too do some home canning ... not as much as I did growing up on a small farm also, but still try to do some each year and taught my daughter/granddaughter so now THEY carry on the tradition. SO good in the wintertime!! Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL/HALLOWEEN’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. OH my the corn looks tempting...Harvest time! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith card challenges. We hope you visit with us weekly! Princess - DT

  6. Fabulous card!!! Love love love it!! :))

    I really appreciate your comment on my blog this week!! :))
    Have a great weekend!! Xo

  7. Your card is so pretty. Love the cricut lettering.

  8. How cute, Beth. You're so super creative. Thanks for sharing in our challenge this week, and for being such a blessing to me.
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Your corn looks fabulous! What a great card! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

  10. WOW!! Mega creative!! I love the corn!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Twist of Faith this week.
    Twist of Faith DT