BTS Valentine’s Day Card

It’s been a week since we saw the BTS “Yet To Come in Busan” concert movie. We had such a great time. I don’t know any ARMY fans in real life, so my dear husband came with me. Even though he didn’t know the music, he still enjoyed the concert. BTS – they are master showmen. If people could just give them a chance, they’ll find something they’ll like. They have such a varied catalog of music ranging from pop to rap. And you don’t even need to know Korean. You can feel the music from the energy and emotions. Translations of their lyrics are also available with a quick internet search.

Anyhow, that’s not why I’m writing this post. Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I usually make my husband a card. This year I decided to make one based on our experience with the movie. The fans brought a lot of energy to the theater with their light sticks, cheering and dancing. Everyone had a great time. Then we were impressed with the diversity of the crowd. We saw young and old, and a variety of ethnicities.

I set out to capture all that in a greeting card. Here’s what I came up with. Of course I took creative liberties with my husband and I and made us into a younger, cuter couple. Haha. I chose to give myself an off-the-shoulder purple top and a heart necklace. I gave my husband more hair 😂

Then the tag line. I thought through their lyrics, the one that came to mind was “You’re My Best Friend”. Taehyung sings that line in Spring Day. But it’s also a sad song. In the end I used it, I couldn’t come up with anything else.

Once the design was final, I cleaned it up and printed it out on cardstock. I have this new printer, a Canon Pixma Pro 200, and it prints thick cardstock like a champ. I love it. What I don’t love is the colors. I’m having a hard time getting an accurate print. I’m guessing it has to do with the color profiles, and it’s a matter of experimenting to see what works. I guess I got spoiled by my Epson Artisan printer. I never had to make any adjustments. Print colors were true to what you see on the screen. But then it died, and Epson stopped making it. So here I am with the Canon printer, making the best of it.

Here’s how the card looks printed out. The seats are a darker purple. But print quality is otherwise pretty good. Thr glowing light sticks came out well!

The last step is to trim it down to size, then score down the middle so it’s easy to fold. I’m looking forward to giving this to him, it captures a fun memory together. I also decided to place it in my Etsy shop. I have no idea if anyone will need a card like this, but if you do I’ve got you covered!

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