Saturday 31 December 2022

Pet Sympathy


A friend of mine asked me if I could make her a pet sympathy card.
I had never made one of those before so, I decided to take up the challenge although I only have a few animal stamps in my stash.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I got out my stencil mat and placed a piece of white cardstock onto it.  I positioned the Cloud Edger stencil over that and got out some Distress Oxide inks.
  • Starting at the top of the cardstock, I rubbed on some Broken China DOX ink along the edge of the stencil, moved it down and stenciled again.  
  • I wiped the stencil off and next inked with some Blueprint Sketch near the middle of the panel, again, moving the cloud stencil around to get variations on the clouds.
  • Finally, along the bottom, I inked in the same way with some Peacock Feathers ink.
  • I removed that stencil and placed the Rays stencil over the clouds and inked again using the same colours.
  • I die cut the middle of the square panel using the Rectangle Peek a Boo Window and then stamped the sentiment near the top.
  • I stamped the other sentiment just under the die cut window.
  • I stamped the pup with some black ink and then coloured him in.  I cut him into pieces.
  • To assemble the card, I glued the die cut window onto some white cardstock and then onto a 4 1/4" square card base.  
  • I pop dotted the larger panel over the die cut window and positioned the puppy inside using pop dots.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Krafty Chicks- ANYTHING GOES
The Paper Shelter- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Puppy (IO-retired); Sympathy Sentiments (Penny Black)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- Stencil Mat (Waffle Flower); Rectangle die (MFT); 
stencils (ACLD); foam tape; TE stencil brushes


Pat said...

This is a great pet sympathy card Karen, and I love the mix of blues for the cloudy sky and added rays, and the aperture with the cute dog with paws over the edge is a really pretty and clever design. x

Sheryl said...

This is such a sweet sympathy card Karen.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Bobby said...

This is so cute, Karen.

Susan said...

Karen, this is a fabulous pet sympathy card! Love the way the pup is looking out the opening! Beautiful cloudy background.

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful card Karen - love the clouds/sunray combination and the pup image is a sweetie
Happy New year

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a lovely sympathy for the pet Karen. The ray is perfect.
Faith x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Spectacular card! Your friend will love all the details. Delighted to have you playing with the Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT

Leanne said...

It is adorable for sure, Thank you for playing our challenge love this card, and happy crafting!

Leanne DT Member Krafty Chicks Challenge