Good Saturday morning.  I have a homey bird and birdhouse scene to share with you today using several new Taylored Expressions dies that I just received in the mail this week.  I used the Shade Tree Cutting Plate, Birch Tree Accessories, Build a Scene Rolling Hills and the Build a House set and paired them with Impression Obsession Leaves and Stems, Fence Border and Tiny Flowers, I couldn’t resist using my favorite color combination of red, white and green. 

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 1 right

I cut the tree using white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  The Shade Tree cutting plate creates a tree within a frame of it’s own but I decided to cover it with a red frame to bring another element of red to my scene.  I attached one of the rolling hill sections to the back of the frame and then applied strips of mounting tape.  I sponged light blue clouds on the card base and then attached the second rolling hill section. I mounted the frame and tree over the scene base.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 1 center

I cut the little birdhouse and roof, applied brown ink to the house section and assembled.  I applied tiny leaves and a flower to the roof of the birdhouse and then attached it to the tree limb.  I finished by adding a tiny portion of the picket fence to front of the birdhouse for another touch of hominess. 

KC ITaylored Expressiomns Shade Tree Cutting Plate 1 close

I cut the sign post twice, cut the sign portion off of one and attached it over top of the other to add a level of dimension.  I applied brown ink to the sign with a mini applicator and then attached the letters with touches of Crafter’s Pick glue.  I added a few sprigs of foliage and flowers to the sign post and inserted it in front of the tree trunk with mounting tape.  I inserted a few more stems of flowers across the ground area and attached the white picket fence.  I finished by attaching the birds together on the tree limb.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 1 left

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”