This is for my younger brother's 40th birthday.
The *40* started out as white thickers which I colored with vintage photo distress marker, inked with versamark, and then embossed with vintage photo distress embossing powder. It left them with a neat texture that is sort of similar to a cheap emery board. :)
The bottom panel was stamped with two bkgrds, embossed with a dotted zigzag pattern, and then rubbed with dark blue ink.