Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Hello"


I'm doing a two for one today which considering I have trouble doing a one for one challenge I'm somewhat pleased with myself.  So I am doing the CASology cue card - Word AND the OLW A-OK

I will be totally honest, I stamped this card and then saw both of these challenges.  Shhhh that's just between you and me right?   I'm just glad to be cranking out some cards again and posting them.

Second confession - I changed this card after I took this picture.  To be honest I was quite happy with the plain black on white but I just kept niggling that I wanted another step to it... some color. So I got out a modern square border and inked it up and UGH!  It pretty much obliterated the sign language!  I will be honest, I sent it anyway as I had already written the note on the inside and my son won't care it is a note from home.  Of course I *cough* accidentally *cough, cough* forgot to take that picture!!

Part of the inspiration for this is that my eldest attends Rochester Institute of Technology which is also the National Technical Institute for the Deaf with 10% of the student body being deaf, so he has learnt his alphabet so far and a few choice words that I'm probably not going to share in polite company.  It really does add an extra, unique dynamic to an already great school.  So that is my "A" = American Sign Language for the OLW challenge.

ETA - and yes it does say "hello"

Ingredients
Card Size - 4.25 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White
Stamps - Viva LasVegastamps: Sign Language Alphabet
Ink - Archival Ink: Black

12 comments:

Deepti said...

Wow what a great card, I love ur idea of sign language to go with the cue card :) perfect

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Remembering back to my girl guide days - does this say 'hello'? What a unique take for both the challenges. I love this. And it's perfectly fine that you made it before you saw the challenges - it doesn't work out that well every time, so you have to take advantage when it does! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's OLW and CASology!

Happy Dance said...

Your card caught my eye right away. I learned some sign language as a friends little boy is deaf. I can still sign enough to talk to a 3 year old! I love this card. I love the CAS black and white scheme. And I got a kick out of your post. Wonderful. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a clever card. Love your sign language. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, what a very clever take on our cue word this week (no matter when you made it!)! I have needed to learn basic signs for several reasons in my life, and I was so proud of myself that I knew what it said without looking! Great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

mypapercraftworld said...

So clever, what a brilliant take on the cue card ... love it as just black on white! Anita :)

Melissa said...

Oh, so clever and so very CAS! Love this! :)
Thanks for joining us again over at CASology!

stampwithsandy said...

I was so excited to see this card, Kristen. My son is an ASL student, too, and when I showed him your card we quickly found the stamps and ordered them. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome card, and your resources, too! Hugs :) Sandy

fun stamping said...

What an amazingly clever card - so cool and so CAS! Congrats on you win - well deserved!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your win at CASology this week...your card is fabulous!

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUPER card, the simplicity speaks volumes! CONGRATS on the Win!

Elizabeth said...

Many thanks for sharing this super card. My daughter and her husband, not to mention all their friends, are deaf so the sign language caught my eye. I had never seen these stamps before and, of course, I had to follow up, source and order them and, hopefully, they will be delivered in a few weeks time ... it takes a long time for anything to arrive in Scotland :) Thanks again, Elizabeth xx