I’ve been missing Jin. I know he’s only been gone for a few months, and we still have a long way to go before he’s done with his military service. For some reason, I keep thinking of when he visited Jungkook’s home on his 2022 birthday. I list the year because there are many videos celebrating the members birthdays. JK’s 2022 birthday is one not to miss! Why? It’s all because of Jin.
I think JK just planned to sing his heart out for BTS ARMY fans, and we always appreciate it. But then we see Jin make an appearance. He is a bit inebriated, and he comes with his trademark humor. They bring out a rabbit cake, I think it’s in reference to JK being associated with a bunny. I’m not quite sure what the story is behind that. But I’ve also seen Taehyung call him a muscle bunny.
Anyhow, Jin gets the idea to decorate it with grapes. Not just any grapes. These giant big green ones that he brought for JK. He keeps adding one after another. It becomes too much for the poor cake, and it collapses into a chocolate mess. I think this will go down as an iconic moment in BTS history.
So that’s the inspiration for this card. I drew the bunny to make it similar to JK’s cake, and of course I added giant grapes. Inside it says “I hope your birthday is filled with all sorts of great surprises”. Maybe I should have said something about Jin making a surprise appearance and personally decorating your cake. Haha. If I can come up with a good punchline for that, I’ll change the wording on the inside.
I know this is a card that only BTS ARMY will understand and get, and that’s ok. I hope it brings a smile and laugh to whoever receives it! If you’d like to see the video I reference, you can probably find it on Weverse. I looked on Youtube, I finally found it under the VLive 2022 channel. I’m not sure if there are English subtitles, however there are other fan channels that capture the moment.
If you’d like to see my creative process, check out the Youtube video below. I used the Procreate app on my iPad Pro.
This greeting card is available on this website and Etsy. I also have it on Zazzle, where you can customize it any number of ways. You can change the text on the outside and inside, and they ship internationally. You can change the font and size of the card. They also have Korean fonts! Click the Personalize button, and it will take you into Edit mode. The Korean fonts will be under the International category. Let me know if you can’t find it.
Need it asap? If you have a Walgreens near you with a photo center, I can send it over there for store pickup. Message me and I’ll find out if it’s possible.
Know of any other iconic BTS moments I should sketch out? Comment below and let me know!