Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blast from the Past Blog Hop


I am huge fan of Taylored Expressions and I am so glad that I am able to be a part of the blast from the past blog hop today.



I'll admit that Taylor's request to stick to red, white and blue had me thrown for a bit. I tried a couple of different things, but I finally settled on the birdhouse from the Cozy Cottages set. I am so glad that I did. Once I started coloring the idea for the card came together pretty quick. (I have a habit of over thinking things at times!!!)
I colored the bird house with copics and die cut the image out with a Nestabilities Labels 6 die. I set that aside and then used a TE die to cut out the picket fence. I sponged some Memento cocoa on the fence. I cut the little bits of grass using a MS punch. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey (Oliver). I decided to distress it a little bit and added some white paint to the edges of the card base as well as the patterned paper. (I didn't plan on the red paper turning pink, but it turned into a happy accident IMO.) I added some brown cardstock that I ran through my cuttlebug with the seeing spots folder and finished it off with some buttons.
Thanks so much for stopping by!





13 comments:

Tami Mayberry said...

Cute card! TFS :)

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

Such a cute image you used and I love all the distressing you did on it!

Natalie said...

Very fun card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

So super sweet! LOVE the stamps you used and the paint distressed edges are such a great touch!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful creative style you have. LOVE this card!

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Debbie Carriere said...

Wonderful card! I know all about over thinking - lol!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a fun card! Love the picket fence!

Julia Aston said...

Love the paint strokes on this!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such an adorable card...I just love the little birdhouse and the paint you added looks sooo cool!!!!

Lorie said...

What a fun shabby chic card! Love it!

Karen Motz said...

The paint and distressed edges are a fabulous touch!!

Crafty Caring Friends said...

I like your use of mix media. Great job on the card!

Nancy said...

Cute card! Sorry my comment is so late - like you, my life is quite busy right now. But hey, better late then never, right? ;)