Monday, June 6, 2011
Faithful friends leave pawprints on your heart
The sentiment reads, "Faithful friends will always leave pawprints on your heart." The inside closure sentiment reads, "With heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved companion."
As you probably know, I have three Newfoundland dogs. I belong to an internet group of Newfoundland dog owners and it is a wonderful site of friendship, information and support. This past week seven (7) Newfoundland dogs from our site have passed away. Seven! Some were senior citizens and had lived a good long life, and some were still young and are gone too soon. We members of the site grieve for one another and know the heartfelt pain when one loses a beloved companion.
I wanted to make special cards for these members who've lost their beloved Newfs. This is the card I've come up with. The sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink from their "With Sympathy: loss of pet" set. I use this lovely sentiment set far more often than I wish I needed to.
The Newfoundland dog stamp was a gift to me from a dear friend. Unfortunately I cannot read the maker of the stamp but I believe it is a company who makes dog stamps of many breeds. It is a deeply etched red rubber stamp mounted on wood. I stamped the image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.
I used my Spellbinders Pierceabilities die and piercing tool to create the edge cut and as a template to pierce the swirls. The pawprint satin ribbon is Michaels (I think it is Offray).
Seven beloved Newfoundlands gone in one week. It really has left many heavy hearts on our owners site. But as one person posted, the circle of life continues and a couple of new Newfie puppies have come home to new owners. So life continues and as we mourn the losses, we also rejoice in the new births.
Until next time,