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!