If anyone other than Erin is reading this, sorry! This is a boring post just for her so she can give me feedback.
K, so Erin - I spent like two hours at Hobby Lobby yesterday, trying to find anything that would work for the card you want for your mom. I found two things, both stickers. I was playing around with them today to see if anything would work - let me know what you think. You can click on the picture itself to get a better view. I know it doesn't fit very well on my blog page.
I cut out the stickers so they're off the sheet, but still not used/stuck to the paper. The sentiment can be changed to whatever, I just thought this might fit. I can print it with whatever font you want so it's not handwritten, again, this is just to get your opinion.
These aren't actually cards, just scrap paper that I threw everything on.
|Front of card one. Chair with book, sunglasses (can omit), bikini top and bottom.|
|Inside of card one. Obviously I drew this. I used watercolor pencils - obviously not trying too hard but at least so you can get the idea. I'm not talented enough to try to draw your mom entirely naked ;)|
|Front of card two. The water splash stickers would be placed similar to the inside of card one. No hands, though, nothing drawn.|
|Playing around with placement|
|I tried a few techniques/colors with the sand. The original piece is on the top and the bottom three are altered.|
I wanted to give your idea a stab, you seemed really excited about trying to make me do this card this way.
Since I know my execution isn't the best, let me know if you have any other ideas or if you want to use the previous card I started. Or I can just make a few more random bday cards and you can choose whatever.