Sunday, December 13, 2009

Forty and counting...

Last week one of my co-workers celebrated his 4oth birthday and I wanted to make a little something for his special day!
This card took me way too long to make. Remember anything over 30 minutes usually makes me want to give up...haha!
After hunting through all my chipboard for letters that matched, I finally gave up and went with upper and lower case ones. I think it looks cool this way ;)
Here is a close up of the letters. I sponged them with Real Red, Temp. Turq. and Wild Wasabi. Then I used Versamark and heat and stick powder on them. Then THREE layers of ultra thick embossing powder. Can you see those little white flecks? I must have some white ep mixed in with my heat and stick...haha! Again, I think it looks cool that way!
This jar has been sitting on my counter for months!!! I decided it would be perfect to hold 40 dp wrapped chocolates! I had really wanted to add "40" to each one but after the card took so long, I opted against it! Ha! The belly band was created with some Wild Wasabi Textured Cardstock and DP. Since the layers of ultra thick ep took so long I decided to just add some Crystal Effects to these numbers. So they are just shiney and no flecks ;) I'm not sure he noticed the difference.
He was so excited about the card!! Made my day! He showed it to everyone and told them it was like getting a new shiney car!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope it's warm where you live because we are an ICE box here!

12 comments:

Paula Barin said...

What a great gift. The glossy letters are fabulous.
Sorry you're living in a deep freeze, I heard about your tempurature on the news. Bundle up and keep warm.

Renée said...

I LOVE how those letters turned out! Fabulous, Dawn!

and yes, it's too cold even for me ...

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love the letters and the number -- I will have to remember this card.

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect Dawn I love how the letter turned out too. Fabulous job.

Denise said...

Love this card! Very cheerful & I love the way the letters & numbers came out.

Christi said...

What a fun gift set!! I love those letters!!!

Christina Fischer said...

Dawn, this is SO cool!!! I love the way the letters turned out, and the jar of chocolates is a great idea! :)

Annie said...

oh my, this is AWESOME!!! Such a great idea!!! :)

Vicki said...

Super cool!! Love how those letters look!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this, Dawn!! The chipboard letters look awesome!

Allison said...

Ha ha! Great!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...your chipboard pieces look incredible, Dawn!! I love your card and treat jar!! I'm not surprised he liked it so well!!