Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Wheat Thank You

 I work as an enumerator for Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service.
Every year in May I set out sample plots in wheat fields
in the southern panhandle, mostly in Cheyenne and Morrill counties.
This year I had 17 sample fields.
These are the thank you cards that I sent to all
the farmers that allowed me to set out plots in their
wheat fields and do counts and measures in those 
fields every month.

The beginning card base is 5.5 by 12 inches.
Scores are made at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches.
The entire card, including the folds
was lightly inked with dark brown ink.
The wheat image is from Inkadinkadoo and is
embossed with a chocolate brown embossing powder.
It was cut with an oval Spellbinders die.  
Dark brown ink was sponged around the outer edge.
The wheat oval was then attached to a medium brown card stock,
trimmed to a narrow border with a deckle decorative scissors
and sponged with dark brown ink.

A shadow image of the wheat stalk was stamped
on the inside of the card and a small thank you 
just under the oval wheat image.

1 comment:

  1. I love wheat fields and we just got back from motorcycling through Idaho and Canada and the fields were lovely! This is a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. Marilyn