My oldest sister retired last week and is very happy about her decision. She has a pool in her backyard that she likes to enjoy. I made her this customized card using the set, "Summer Lineup" - a set in our new laundry series. The front says "What is the real meaning of retirement?" If you flip up the beach towel, you will get the answer (see third photo). She got a kick out of it!
I used the beach towel from Summer Lineup and the clouds are from the set, Breezy Butterflies. Using Copics in C1 and B00, I gave the clouds more dimension. I love the look you get with just a little bit if definition lines and some cool shading.
I used our natural baker's twine for the clothesline. If you punch holes in the towel and string it through, the reader can flip it up to see a concealed message. You could also use this concept for a party invite by putting party details under the towel, too. How fun would that be?!
The inside of the card includes the smile face from the set, "Short and Sweet."
Underneath the towel, if you flip it up, it says the real meaning of retirement is "More pool time!." Sorry about the shadows. It's the beach towel lifted that is causing the poor pic.
My sister loves lounging in her pool chair and loved getting this personalized card from us! Try this idea for your summer loving kids and friends!