Welcome to Day 2. Today I have two sympathy cards for you. These two cards were made for two of my great-nieces (sisters). Their family had a run of bad pet luck earlier this year, and they each lost one of their most cherished pets. Both pets were lost within a couple weeks of each other.
The first card I made was for a kitten that was bottle fed and treated like a true baby for the duration of its short life. I used Unity Stamp Company’s Part of Us set designed by Phyllis Harris. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and started coloring it using Nicholson’s Peerless Transparent Watercolor paints. I have the Travel Palette.
After I colored the entire background scene, I decided to leave the cat and dog uncolored. My Crazy Craft Chicks agreed, saying it made the animals pop.
I asked a very reliable source what my great-niece’s favorite color was at the time (you know favorite colors change often for kids). So, I mounted the image to a teal card base and stamped the kit sentiment on the inside.
The next card was needed just a couple weeks later for the little sister’s puppy. I used Unity’s Muddy Paws Background stamp and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to make the “mud.” I stamped the dog and cat image from Unity’s January 2019 Kit of the Month and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Dogs Leave Pawprints.
Next I used oval dies to cut out the cat and dog and for a black layer behind them. I fussy cut around the sentiment and then layered everything on a pink card base (pink is her current favorite color). On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Peace, Courage & Memories.
Hopefully these pet sympathy cards will give you some ideas and inspiration. Sympathy cards are the most difficult for me to make, and pet sympathy cards for two beautiful little girls was definitely a challenge.
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