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Monday, 29 September 2014

Communication is key

Sometimes it takes only a word or a few words to convey so very much more that a person is feeling.  By sending a card to a person, the front of the card is the key to communicating what the card is going to be about.  There are easy ones:  happy birthday, happy anniversary, with sympathy, congratulations, etc.  And then there are the cards that we send that go beyond simple meanings.  Words help---symbols help, too.

With my card today, I've used a very simple sentiment.  "Hello" is an everyday greeting and is just meant as a greeting.  Coupled with the heart in the word bubble, it means so very much more.  This card greets someone who means a lot to you.  It may be sent to your husband or lover.  It could be sent equally well to your mother or daughter.  Anyone who holds a piece of your heart knows that you're sending them love.

I kept the card very simple.  My base is Naturals White with a layer of Marina Mist.  Then I've added a layer of Whisper White on which I've stamped the little bird and arrow from the hostess stamp set, Hello Love.  I've coloured the bird with my Blendabilities.

Just above my little bird, I've added a die-cut hello in a word bubble and then another word bubble that simply holds a heart cut from Red Glimmer paper.  And that is my card.  Simple, yes.  But it will mean so very much more to the recipient.


For more cards in which the sentiment rules, check out City Crafter Challenges.

For more cards for which words are the recipe, check out "Less is More" Challenges.

For more cards for which clean and simple are the key, check out Addicted to Stamps and More.

22 comments:

  1. That's so sweet! I love your card ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  2. This is so cute and love that little bird. It looks amazing with the inlaid die-cut and the hint of blue frame. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Shona. I like the inlaid die-cut, too.

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  3. Great CAS design, love how you used the two speech bubbles to add a deeper meaning. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

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    1. Thanks, Monica. Sometimes it takes longer to come up with simple. Funny how that works.

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  4. Fun design Heidi. And you're right ... this will mean so much to the recipient! Great CAS card. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

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    1. Thank you, Loll. I'm glad you had a CAS challenge.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Maarit.

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  6. So true, Heidi! Such a sweet card with so much meaning! So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

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    1. Thank you very much, Lee-Anne. I'm glad you had a C&S theme.

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  7. Just gorgeous Heidi, gorgeous 'hello' sentiment and such a cute little birdie and so perfectly coloured and put together.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah. I really appreciate your wonderful comments.

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  8. This is fabulous Heidi... a perfect design for our challenge this week!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thanks so much, Chrissie. I loved the challenge this week. It was simply fun making the card.

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  9. Heidi what a stylish card, love your speech bubble!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne. I really appreciate your comments.

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