Monday, April 25, 2011
You're A 10!
Actually, he is a 10 in many ways. Dillon turned 10 years old recently! Jaime thought it was so cute the other day when Dillon told her, "You know Mom, I'm going to be in double digits." "Yes, I know, son." "And," he went on, "This is the only time in my life this is going to happen."
Dillon loves math and science and has a real aptitude for analytical thinking so it isn't that surprising he would know the significance of the number of his big birthday.
I tucked a little something into the pocket inside the card. My markers got a workout on this card. The front background stamp is inked in a light ink and then I went over many of the dots with markers. A lot of huffing went into getting a good image. I first tried just using markers but couldn't tell where I'd been so that left some 'holes' in the image. So I had to go to the second approach of inking the entire thing with a light color ink so I didn't miss any spots. The numbers are painted and then stamped for a tone-on-tone look.
Happy Birthday, Dillon! Here's hoping you get to turn triple digits in 90 years!
Ingredients: Stamps: Line dots by Hero Arts; Alphabet Soup by Stampin' Up!; Hearts and Stars by Autumn Leaves
DSP and sticker: October Afternoon