Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Texas Hold'em Card
I promised myself I wasn't going to make another birthday card for my brother-in-law that had a game theme. However, when I was shopping for something 3 dimensional for my mother-in-law's birthday card a few weeks ago, I came across this fun package of buttons "In the Money". I just knew I could use them for Jeff's birthday card. So I had the buttons, but I didn't have any paper with card or dice images so I was a bit at a loss. I decided to look around Splitcoast Stampers. I came across this project
that inspired me very much and thought I could alter a playing card from a deck that was missing some cards. I decided to use a Queen of Spades and thankfully, that card was there.
I first put some glaze over the card because I wanted to make it shiny. I then decided to use Gold Stickles. I had wanted to alter the card some more by changing out the queen but I didn't like the way it looked and so just decided to stay with the queen. I first had it against red paper which looked okay but new it needed more than just the card and some buttons. I looked through my collection of papers that I just purchased not sure what I would find, but I had this beautiful gold and white paper that I thought I would use for some of my Christmas paper and knew it would make a perfect background and cut that down so the red paper would frame it and then put everything together.