Thursday, January 01, 2015

A special card for my brother

Thursday January 1, 2015
This card is for my brother.. He owns is own contractor business and lives about 3.5 hours north of me.... he builds high end homes and remodels..  well he is always good for sending me jokes or when my children were younger would send them home with those hard cardboard tubes that come in carpets.. or scraps of wood to make things with.. you just never knew what would be brought back.. Always fun and a surprise. 
Well today I got a package in the mail from my brother.. I opened it and it was a paint swatch strip which contained 1320 paint swatches in it see other photo below.. and the package was wrapped using the back side.. wall paper.. when I saw the right side of the wall paper I knew I had to make a card for him.  little does he know I also get paint chips but the bigger ones like 3x3 from the local hardware store and some of the larger longer ones also. So I made a card using a piece of the wall paper, that is the background paper on my card, then I used some textured paint chips I had of my own and die cut some feathers, hearts and sentiment.. I used some twine as I couldn't get some of the shipping tape off where it was exposed when he was wrapping the GIFT... I love this card and the items used which are wallpaper and paint chips.. love it and thank you Barry. I love you and your quirky personality..

Through the craftroom door - atg
Word art Wednesday #164 - atg
Cute card Thursday # 354 - atg
613 Ave. create #104 - atg
A*muse studio - atg
Loves rubberstamps #121 - something old (dies-twine) something new (background paper)
That craft place - atg
The crafting café - lots of layers
Crafts galore encore #13 - atg

recipe:  wall paper, paint chips, twine, glossy accents dies are from simon says


Nikki Stalker said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Billie, This has such a wonderful layout and the colors of the earth. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Have a Happy and BLESSED 2015, Carole

Penny Nantell said...

Wonderful, I'm sure your brother will love it. Great use of left overs. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

bonnie32002 said...

Your brother really knows how to choose a gift for you!

Jo Ann said...

What a beautiful card with lovely color combo. You have done an amazing job! Thank you for for joining our challenge a couple of weeks ago at 613 Avenue Create. There still a bit of time to join our latest Challenge so, don't forget to link up your projects before the end time today...Have a wonderful New Year!


Monika Reeck said...

No stamp this time??
cool card
your brothere must be love this
its really a manly colors
you are lucky have a nice brother who sent you Paintchip strips..
lovely and warm color on your card
love this Billis

Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Card! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week and please join us again very soon!

Blankina said...

Love all these pretty dies, great card, glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps challenge this week, please come back soon, Happy New Year!!
Hugs Blankina

Beth F said...

Love your creative use of swatches. I am sure he will love it! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore A New Year A New Challenge Anything Goes

Debs said...

awesome card thanks so much for joining the challenge .. Deb

sweetpea said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafting Cafe Janet DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

Brilliant project! I love the earthy colours you've used!
Thanks for playing in the Lot's of Layers Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck & hope to see you next month too!
Dawn xx