Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pet Sympathy Card

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

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I have a pet sympathy card to share today. It’s such a loss when our fur babies leave us and a card and a little treat might give some comfort. For this card I’ve used the beautiful sentiment Memory Becomes a Treasure and the dog stamp Springer.

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I got a box of mini chocolate bars to include in the card as a sweet treat. They are altered somewhat with some new paper and stamping to match the color scheme of the card.

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The stamp is from the Birdcage clear stamp set. Next up I use the chocolate bars as measures for how big the card will be. These bars turned out to be 3,5 x 4,5, and that is what the measure of the card will be too. The card consists of two pieces, a base (including a box for the chocolate) and a chocolate box lid. First the base.

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I cut and fold a base like above, fitting the measures of the chocolate bars. I glue the edges up making a container to hold the chocolate to the right. I also make a lid for it, cutting a hole in the center of the lid to let the chocolate under it show. To get the hole centered cut and fold the lid, and then place the die – I use the inverted scalloped circles die from Dies Direct.

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I love how the inverted scallops becomes scallops on the frame! :) And to make the window a little bit more “fancy” I use a sheet of gelatine, stacking the lid : cardstock, gelatine, patterned paper.

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I place the sentiment on the left side and decorate the lid with a heart made with the Heart Key Crown Clear Stamp Set and coordinated Die.

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The outside is decorated with the beautiful Springer stamp and a flower. The Springer stamp is stamped on water color paper and heat embossed. Then I colored it with Distress ink – Antique linen, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose and Soot Black. The dog is cut out and glued down on a panel of patterned paper which has also been stamped with the same stamp. This way you don’t need to fuzzy cut all the minor details.

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And here is the front, with the Springer and a stacked flower from the Clearly Beautiful Flower Set and coordinated Die.

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