Friday, April 4, 2008

Dog Sympathy card

Being the animal lover that I am, it breaks my heart when I learn of family and friends who have lost a beloved pet. Our pets become part of the family and when one has to be put down or dies it really breaks the heart.

This stamp is one of the new sets from the Occasions mini catalog from Stampin'Up!. The set is called "For Father" and this puppy with the shoe stamp is one of four stamps from this set. The "with sympathy" sentiment is from Anna Griffin.

The puppy and shoe are stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed with clear embossing powder so that when I watercolor the ink doesn't run. I watercolored the image using Tombow markers.

I used my cuttlebug to emboss the swiss dots background on the yellow cardstock and then my Nestibilities circle and scalloped circle to cut the image out.

The ribbon and paw print brad were in my stash and I don't remember who makes them.

For the inside sentiment sentiment reads:

My photos are pretty dark. It is SNOWING outside right now and it is another cold, gloomy day so I didn't get very sharp or bright snaps of this card.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I saw this on SCS, and it's just your blog, I have it bookmarked now so I can return! I hope you have a great weekend. :D

  2. This is such a beautiful card. Love the colors and the coloring.

  3. Such a lovely sentiment to go with this heartfelt card. Love the work you are doing with the sketches this week too. You always inspire me. Sending spring flower wishes to you. No more snow!

  4. This is gorgeous!! Love your coloring and that adorable metal paw print. I also love the is so true!

  5. Beautifully coloured, as always. The bg colour is awesome, and of course your background CB is fab--it's one of my fav templates.

  6. This card just made me cry, Jennifer! It is so lovely; the sentiment is wonderful!

  7. Snow, snow go away!
    Jennifer needs to go out and play!!

    Very lovely card. The sentiment is great. Will be keeping that one in mind, just in case. Great aprons, too. Not much in the sewing department, probably since I can just ask Mom (although now that I have to compete with grandchildren, I get less done). Hope you see some real spring real soon. It was in the 60s here over the weekend, but those nasty weatherpeople are saying the "s" word for this coming Saturday.

  8. your card is beautiful! I am always amazed at the coloring and details. the little paw charm is a perfect accent! :)

  9. LOVE your cards!

    Come check out my latest scrapbooking page on my blog!

  10. such a beautiful card for a sad occasion...

  11. Oh Jennifer, your card is just beautiful. Your coloring is fabulous, as always. And the sentiment is so, so very sweet!


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