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Poker-themed card for a friend’s 48th Birthday

A friend of mine turned 48 yesterday and she is an excellent poker player. I wanted to make a poker-themed card for her, and this is what turned out.

For anyone not familiar with poker, each player gets dealt two cards. Two aces are the best possible ‘hand’ that can be dealt to you and they are called ‘the bullets’. An ace and a king dealt is called the ‘big-slick’ hand. Similarly, if you are dealt a 4 and an 8, (48th birthday) it is known as the ‘big-brother hand’. The winner of every round is decided by a combination of 5 cards: the two cards that you are dealt (your hand), and three of the five cards that the dealer lays out on the table. The best possible result in a round is to have an ace, king, queen, jack and ten, all of the same suite. This is known as a ‘royal flush’.

I used these two bits of information to create her card, and also wrapped her gift accordingly. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures before handing it to her, and could only take some after the party had started. The effect of this can be seen, both in the slightly ‘damaged’ card and the shaky pictures 🙂

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The card and gift wrapper are both quite simple, but since there are such few ‘casino’ themed card designs, I wanted to post this.

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