I am here with a vintage-style pet sympathy card for neighbors of ours, an elderly couple, who recently lost their dog. It's always sad to lose a beloved pet, as we all know. I hope a card will help this couple know that we feel their sadness along with them.
I used the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs collection and teamed it up with some stamping. The front sentiment panel is from an ancient foam-mount stamp set my son found for me at a thrift store. There was no label on it, but it looks similar to old sets from All Night Media or Rubber Stampede. Thus far, I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to track this particular kit down online for a name and mfr. If you know who made this, let me know! Thanks.
Here's the inside.........................
Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats and Dogs Collection
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Paper Smooches - Feline Friends stamp set
Ancient foam-mount Dog stamp set (mfr unkn)
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Vanilla
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Scraps of Core'dinations cardstock
Bit of ribbon from stash
Maybe seeing my card today has inspired you to make a few pet sympathy cards to have on hand. I know when I have lost a dear old kitty, the pet sympathy cards I have received have meant a lot. I should make a few extra to have in my ready-to-use stack, myself!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Allsorts #504 - Friends
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love is in the Air
4. TCP Tuesday Challenge #353 - Love
5. Double Trouble Challenge #20 Love, Peace, and Kindness is in the Air (I was inspired by how the good memories of our dearly departed pets can make you feel like they are still with you.)
6. Graphic 45 January Challenge #G45Stamp - Graphic 45 plus Stamping
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - January Challenge
8. Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #68 - Silhouettes
9. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #424 - Anything Goes
10. Time Out Challenge #127 - Inspired by Words (I was inspired by how much strength and courage pets can give us in difficult times.)