Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pet Sympathy Cards

My adopted mom is taking me out to lunch (for my birthday! and just because she likes me, smile) tomorrow -- or, I guess, I should say later today. Happy dancing!

Sadly, two of her friends have had to put their dogs to sleep recently, so she asked me to make some sympathy cards for them. I can't remember ever making a pet loss sympathy card, but I rolled up my sleeves and this is what I came up with...

This first card looks a lot like a traditional sympathy card on the outside, but the inside has a pet-appropriate sentiment. Colors are Soft Sky and Blue Bayou; and I pulled out a piece of Notebook DSP to use as the background on the card front. I sponged the edges with Blue Bayou to make the card seem less flat. A tiny bit of shimmer shows in the flower centers and on the corner pieces. I think this is the first time I've used the SU! set Close as a Memory.

I "cheated" a bit on the other card by printing a photo I found online for the main image. (If you can't tell, it's a doggie bowl with some roses in it.) I raised it up on the cardfront with Stampin' Dimensionals. The "With Sympathy" is from the Warmest Regards set. Colors are River Rock, Garden Green, and Pink Pirouette. There's piercing on the top and scalloped edges of the green strip as well as leading to the sentiment.

Here's the message inside the card. (Don't ya just gotta love Google?) I used the same message for both cards and just changed the font before printing.

1 comment:

rush8888 said...

oh, did such a nice job, and the sentiment is soooo appropriate. makes me a little sad, and it will give the pet companions a sense that it is not only their loss, but a loss to those who know them. precious...just like our pet companions. great. fonda