Monday, March 14, 2011

Pet Sympathy

Okay, so I thought creating sympathy cards was hard enough but recently I was requested to create a sympathy card for a lady whose dog was dying and another lady whose horse was dying.  That, combined with the fact that I don't actually own any dog stamps (we are cat fans in our house) and no horse stamps either.  Luckily, I happened to find this horse image that I had stamped one time I was at a friends house (about 3 years ago).

So for the dog card, I happened to have a dog paw punch.  I decided to use it to create paw prints across the front.  The sentiment is created with my computer and printed onto some linen vellum (Papertrey Ink).  Inisde says "Giver of unconditional love. With sympathy for the loss of your pet"

For the horse sympathy card, I used this horse image that had been stamped a few times on vanilla cardstock.  I adhered it onto a few layers of designer paper and stitched around the edges with brown thread.  I added the sentiment "friend" (from Paper Tray, Papertrey Ink).  Inisde says the same as the dog card. 

These were so hard to make but I think I was able to get pretty creative and I like the understated simplicity of them.  Let's hope I don't have to make any more of these!!  So sad!!

Thanks for dropping in.


Kathy said...

These both came out so nicely Donelda. Love the trail of pawprints on the first one. And the second is perfect with the vellum sentiment, and stitching, beautifully done.

Imke said...

Very nice cards, Donelda. I never thought of sympathie cards for pets-but why not !?!?

Juanita said...

These are great!
What an incredible way to be inspired by what you have and to make beautiful cards for sad occasions.

Lindsey said...

These are beautiful and so appropriate for their purpose.

Susan Raihala said...

Definitely sad to face the loss of a pet. I'm sure the recipients of these will appreciate them as much as I appreciated the cards I received when Hoover died. They are lovely cards, Donelda!