I have a cat who torments me daily like an elementary school bully, but Bandit picked me so I am stuck with him. I really wouldn’t consider myself a “pet person,” but I’m extremely compassionate and understanding of those who have and love their pets. When they lose their pets, my heart breaks. One of my really good friends lost her family dog this past week, and I made this card for her:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Personalized sentiment. So Sorry is a stamp set that says “So sorry for the loss of your beloved pet.” My stamped sentiments don’t reference the loss of a pet, but it successfully acknowledges that I am thinking about her and her family. My hand-written sentiment inside the card says exactly what I wanted to say. No need to say much more than “thinking of you” here.
- Color Palette. After playing with Wisteria Wonder for the first time last week, I knew it would provide the perfect palette for a “thinking of you” card. I love the mix of colors in this piece of Designer Series Paper from Afternoon Picnic. Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder. The striped patterns provide a soft background for the flowers and sentiment.
- Borders. Between the Wisteria Wonder card base and the Designer Series Paper, I added a small border of Very Vanilla card stock. I tried bordering the DSP with several of the colors but determined that vanilla gave me a border without standing out too much. Look again – did you even notice it the first time. The lesson here? Maybe subtle works just as well as bold. I’m not preaching the lesson – I’m just the one who cut up a bunch of paper to learn it.
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Best of Greetings Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla, Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Ovals Collection Framelits
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