Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sometimes it's hard to make a card

Nothing lives forever.  Not even the special four legged friends we bring into our homes that give us such joy for so many years.  One of my coworkers lost her buddy and I wanted to send a special card to let her know he's on my mind.  D Is For Dog is one of those sets I wanted because the images are fun for dog lovers but there's a stamp I didn't want to use - "So sorry for the loss of your best friend".  It makes me sad :(

I was inspired by a card I saw on SplitCoastStampers made by "Warm Glass Goddess".  I pulled out my brayer (we've become close lately).  I created the soft night sky with Bordering Blue, Basic Gray, and Night of Navy.  The water was brayered with Tempting Turquoise and Take With Teal.  The grass is a combination of Garden Green and Handsome Hunter.  Can you see Spot's reflection in the water?  Champaign Mist Shimmer Paint was applied to the edge to give a hint of subtle shine.  The cardstock is Basic Gray for the base and Night of Navy for the mat.  My son says it looks like doggy heaven.  Ugh...

I'm a dog lover.  I have fur babies of my own that keep me sane and drive me crazy (see this post if you missed one of the reasons why!)  I don't even want to think about what our house would be like if there was nobody around to steal my fries when I turn my eyes away too long :)  One of the things I love the most about being a card maker is that I can send a kind word, warm smile, and heart felt hug in an envelope when I'm not there to give them in person.


Chriserendipity said...

You have done such a tasteful job of this card for this situation. I totally agree with your son....a place where your friend's buddy can frolic and play and snooze away to his heart's content!

Chris in Calgary, AB Canada

Dixie said...

This card is beautiful, and I know the recipient will treasure it. I lost my buddy in January, and the cards I received were comforting. Well done.