Those of us who have or had pets know they are more than that, they are members of our family. And when it is time to let them go it tears out our hearts. I know because I lost my beloved furry companion over 12 years ago and it still grabs my heart when I think about her. One of our neighbors just lost their beloved dog and I knew they were hurting, so I wanted to make something to let them know I understood their pain. I wanted it to be clean and simple so that the sentiments were the most important.
Since Jake was a boy I decided to use an ivory and navy blue color theme. I also used a speckled ivory cardstock for the front to add a bit of texture. I have a dog sympathy stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs that has some great images and sentiments. I stamped the main image in the top left and the “with sympathy” below it. I added a bit of color with Copics to the grass and flowers. I then added a bit more texture using my scoring board above and below the sentiment and some navy blue sheer ribbon to finish it off. I stamped one of the other sentiments on the envelope and another inside.
(c) Nancy Roth
I was very happy with the simple design and my neighbor really appreciated the card and the thought. You never know when you will be able to cheer someone up a bit with one of your creations. Doesn’t have to be fancy, as you can see, but it’s a piece of you that they can keep and know you care no matter the situation.