October 29, 2012

Pet Sympathy Cards

My best girlfriend’s neighbour lost her dog this last week. I knew she would buy a sympathy card so I offered to make one for her to give.

pet sympathy duo

First, I decided to try out my new hex cover plate die from PTI. I had to die cut it three times before I finally got the right combo of number of passes through the machine and shim. I think my plates are old and that is part of it but it is a tricky thing to cut even with a new plate. Don’t start using it the first time on your last sheet of paper! Test it out first!

pet sympathy hex card

I used Nichole Heady’s PDF cutting diagram for 4 patterned papers but I substituted paw stamps for one of the papers. I love how it looks. I decided it was just too much work to give to someone I don’t even know so I’m going to save it. Then I made another one for my girlfriend to give away using this week’s Unscripted Sketch.

pet sympathy unscr sk

I made the button with the same paw stamp I used on the other card. It’s clear with glossy accents as adhesive. I was going to use a grey button from the pack that matches the paper but another button from another Basic Grey pack in this gorgeous teal colour really popped.

Click on the sketch to visit the challenge post.

unscr SK-152-US-1821

I hope these cards bring some comfort. It’s so awful to lose a special pet.

Enjoy, Rebecca

heartfelt, paw-PTI, hugs, sorry-WMS
Ink: chocolate, kraft-PTI, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress, pumpkin-SU!
Paper: kraft, chocolate, cream-PTI, DP-Basic Grey Max and Whiskers, confetti ivory-SU!,
Accessories: twine, hex cover plate die, labels-PTI, clear button-SU!, teal button-Basic Grey, wood button-stash, circle Nesties, 1/16” circle punch-Fiskars, foam dots-Jody Morrow,


Geri said...

Great call with the teal button! It is the perfect accent to this wonderful card. The subtle, earthy colors are very comforting as are the sentiments! We are so glad that you chose to play along with our sketch this week at Unscripted Sketches. Hope to see you back again next week :)

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for playing at US!

Patrice said...

Great use of the sketch - thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches this week!

Nicole said...

These are absolutely beautiful cards. I agree, the teal button was a great choice! Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches this week.

SmilynStef said...

What a thoughtful thing for you to do ... and such a lovely card for the situation ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.