Archive for the ‘I Love You ecard’ Category

Mamafesto

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

It’s almost Mother’s Day- a day where we show our gratitude for all the hard work our mother has put in over the years. This gratitude however, cannot be proven with love alone, oh no. It must be proven (and subsequently measured) in the very real form of the ideal gift and card. A gift and card so ideal, it negates 364 days of smug thanklessness.

Let’s face it, it’s a challenge. Finding the perfect gift and card that says just what you want it to say can be oh I don’t know, hard work… to say the least. We must venture out, in to the cold winds, suffer through inside out umbrellas and scour the shops, because she’s worth it (begrudgingly).

Now, we can’t help you out with the gift side of things but we can most certainly help with the card part, oh yes.

Peacock Mother's Day

A frame from our animated Peacock Mother’s Day Ecard

Or for a message that’s a little less subtle…

Little Birds Ecard

Little Birds Mother’s Day Ecard

 

So for all those after school activities she took you to that you never had any intention of pursuing, take a look through our Mother’s Day Ecards at Katie’s Cards and find something that’s ideal for her.

 

Cheesy Valentine

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that we were in the process of developing a new Valentine’s Day card. Today, we’re very excited to share with you information about the design process along with sneak previews and artist’s sketches of our new ecard.

Coming up with the idea

The very first thing we do before we start to design an ecard is put our heads together and try to determine what we want to achieve in terms of story and in relation to the specific celebration. With this ecard we were all fairly certain that we wanted to create something that was a bit light-hearted and that our members could share with anyone, including friends – and those who they’d like to be a bit more – without being too embarrassed. So right off the bat, we knew that we were going to have to adopt a humorous approach and came up with the idea of using the cheesiest puns possible to make recipients chuckle/groan. The “cheesy” element eventually manifested into a cute little character whose actions would match the pun. In the preview below, the toe-curling pun ‘I wheelie like you’ has our ‘Mr Cheese’ character riding across the screen on a bike.

Mr Cheese in our latest Valentine's Day Ecard

Mr Cheese in our latest Valentine’s Day Ecard

Choosing the perfect puns

We’re suckers for a good pun (just check out our ‘A whole lotta pun’ Pinterest board if you don’t believe us) so we thought long and hard about what which would work best. Ecards need to get their message across quickly and we soon realised that the puns would need to use no more than four words and also involve a variety of interesting props for ‘Mr Cheese’ to interact with.

Developing the look

We were keen on using a simple but stylistic design so after we’d settled on our puns, we did some sketches based on how we wanted the ecard to look. And then we were ready to go. Of course there were changes during the design process; two of the puns we’d chosen ended up using similar props so we eventually changed the action of one of them to avoid repetition. Below shows the artist’s sketch for the pun ‘I dig you’ and a preview from the existing animation which has ‘Mr Cheese’ operating a similar piece of equipment to accompany the pun ‘You move me’ – in this instance we changed the prop and action from the first sketch and kept the idea from second.

cheese-i-dig

Initial sketch for ‘I dig you’

Mr Cheese rides again

Mr Cheese rides again

Animation

The animation followed on from the design sketches, first with the development of a rough-cut and then a period of meticulously editing the actions of the various moving elements to create a smooth and realistic animation. And whilst all this was going on, the search for the right soundtrack began…

Finding the music

It’s a surprisingly time consuming job to find the right sample of music to accompany an ecard. But after listening to hundreds of possible soundtracks, we found the right fit. Again, the tone was light-hearted and upbeat and worked well with the movement of the animation. A few more tweaks and the card was ready for final sign off and is now has pride of place in the Valentine’s Day category on Katie’s Cards.

And whilst we normally don’t like to toot our own horn, we think this ecard is really Gouda! 

(Sorry)

Preview the ecard here or watch below:

 

Feel the love

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Who said you should only show your love on Valentine’s Day? Whilst we’re certainly fans of being extra full of love on February 14th, love is a 365 days a year deal which is why we have created these ‘I love you’ ecards.

'I love you' ecard

‘I love you’ ecard

Telling someone you love them ‘just because’ is sure to make their day and, even if your beloved lives on the other side of the world, you can still let them know how you feel in an instance.

“I Love Ewe”

Monday, February 18th, 2013

If you were lucky enough to receive some flowers or a thoughtful gesture on Valentine’s Day then why not send your loved-one an ecard to show how much you care and that you appreciated their efforts?

 I Love Ewe ecard

 

Our ‘I Love Ewe’ ecard provides a humorous and romantic way in which to say ‘thank you’ – try to spot the films that the ecard references. As with all of our ecards, you can personalise this ecard to include your own message and, once you’ve clicked ‘send’, it will arrive in the inbox of the recipient immediately. Click here to view more from our ‘I love you’ ecard collection.