The unexpected death of a family member's dog made me stop what I was doing and design a sympathy card. Anyone who has a pet knows how quickly they wrap themselves around your heart. They become furry children in a short amount of time.
The color scheme is Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo. I wanted a pretty card that was serene. There is texture from two different embossing folders and stitching on the oval. Lily was a special dog, which is why I added her name to the card.
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2".
First Layer: 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White Cardstock. Place inside the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder and put through a die cutting and embossing machine. Attach to the Card Base with Multi-Purpose Glue.
Second Layer: Use scraps of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock. Place the letters from the Playful Alphabet Dies and the large oval Stitched Shapes Die on the cardstock and put through a die cutting and embossing machine. Attach both to the First Layer with Multi-Purpose Glue.
Third Layer: Use the Dog Builder Punch on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. Place inside the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder and put through a die cutting and embossing machine. Attach to the oval with Small Dimensonals. Use the punch again on a scrap of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, but just punch out the heart.
I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer on the letters.
Use Flirty Flamingo Ink to stamp the sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set. The heart from the Dog Builder Punch is attached with a Small Dimensional. Then I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush on it. The dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends was used to color three small Pearl Basic Jewels. Place them around the heart to create a paw.
What is beautiful about making handmade cards is we can make unique and meaningful cards for difficult situations in life. I hope this card provides some comfort.
151691 So Sentimental Stamp Set $22
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $9.75
141416 Flirty Flamingo Cardstock $8.75
147051 Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad $7.50
152718 Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder $9
152702 Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder $9
152706 Playful Alphabet Dies $34
152323 Stitched Shapes Dies $30
148543 Dog Builder Punch $18
144210 Pearl Basic Jewels $5
154884 Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends $9
141897 Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush $8
110755 Multipurpose Glue $4
144108 Mini Dimensionals $4
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