Unfortunately, I am sharing a sympathy card today. The card is for some friends of ours that had to put their cat, Spike, to rest this week. Spike was an amazing kitty and I will definitely miss him. For the past 5 summers I was Spike's cat sitter. He was my little buddy: he would cuddle with me and watch Love It or List It, he would hang out by my side while I tended to a garden or would walk with Ella and I in our subdivision. Summers will seem strange without my Spike Lee.
I have never made a sympathy card and I do not own any sympathy stamps so yesterday I went to Michaels to pick up a set. The associate pointed out the only sympathy set in the store: Stampendous' Encouraging Words. (I know Our Daily Bread has some very nice pet sympathy sets but I did not want to wait for an order to be shipped here so I went with the Stampendous set.)
The black card base was die cut from Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, the next die size down cut a piece of Basic Grey's Curio Rose Water paper, and both black and ivory card stock was die cut using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals. The phrase "Wishing you...comfort" was embossed on the front with a small cat print below it. I applied pink and yellow gold chalk along the edges. The bow and gold pearl accent were added as shown and 8 small pearls were applied in the corners.
This card will not be entered in challenges- I only wanted to share this card in case someone had to make a sympathy card and the only stamp set they found was the Encouraging Words set.
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