177: Birthday Cards
Nothing huge or clever to show this week. Just a little something I’m kind of proud of.
Megan’s out of town this weekend visiting family, but before she left, she needed to get a couple birthday cards. So, I grabbed an old marker set and some card stock and made these for her mom and grandma.
(As a side note, good job Pentel markers! There is no way an at least 12-year old set of markers at the bottom of an art supply box should still be usable, but yours was just fine.)
Her mom’s card is pictured above. 61 birthday candles crammed onto the cover. That was fun to draw, but not very fun to count. I’m relatively certain I counted right, but I’m also pretty sure you won’t be able to on your first try.
And the inside is pretty simple, but left us room for personal messages.
Next was her grandma’s card, which took an interesting turn. A little backstory here–her grandma is turning 80 and is a champion bowler.
So, the imagery worked out beautifully.
I always get to sign cards on behalf of both of us because Megan’s handwriting is charmingly awful.
And finally, I always put a fake brand on the back of all my homemade cards. It’s something I’ve done since I was a kid and saw a Hallmark commercial where someone flipped over the card to read the brand. Good job commerial. You made a lasting impression. My “brand” changes pretty much every time I make a card, though. This time I went with “bestcard.” I like it.
Happy birthday everyone, and see you next week.