Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jackpot Birthday!!

THIS is an interesting story - my dad's birthday is coming up in a couple of days, and my dad is VERY difficult to shop for. He doesn't really "need" anything. My parents like to spend some time going to casinos, though (when he's not playing golf).... and my brother decided to give him money to gamble with. So he wanted to express the casino theme in a card for the money, and he asked ME to make the card for him to use! Well, SU! doesn't have any GAMBLING sets, and I don't have any off-brand sets either with that theme. I also don't have time or money to go out on the search for the images, so I decided to improvise and find images online and print them on cardstock to use instead. My mom gave me that tip once and I have never done it until today! Anyway, I took the printed images, added some stamping and embossing and markers and.... well, here's the result:What do you think?? Does this say "gambling" or what?? I can't wait to see what my brother and dad think of it!

Set: Stars jumbo wheel (jackpot and card/die images printed, not stamped)
Colors: Black, Green Galore
Other: Hologram Highlights embossing powder, markers, dimensionals, paper snips

6 comments:

Lorraine said...

Gina, you hit the jackpot with this one. great job! your dad is going to love it!

Sara said...

Very cute card, great job.

Tiffany Bauer said...

I love this card!!! My husband would love this card so I am sure your dad will too!!

Amber said...

Great job! Love the images you found... this is perfect for your dad... I'm sure he will love it!

Deborah said...

It's a winner! I would put my money on your Dad loving this card! Deb

Jess said...

WOW!! This card is GREAT Gina! You did a terrific job!