Monday, February 3, 2014

Angel Kitty

Sympathy Cards for pets?  I was wondering if that would be too much - too over the top??  But in recalling how I felt after having  received cards myself I thought, well isn't that the POINT of the card??  To convey something from the sender to the recipient...and for so many people, their pets are their fur-babies or at least a very important part of their lives.
And I know how devastating it is when you lose one of your 4-legged friends so yes, Sympathy Cards for pets!
Easy card to make even with several steps involved:  side folded but the CS was cut length-wise (am I the only one that frets over the way a horizontal card sometimes gets weighed down to the point of collapsing?); ran all but about 1.25 inches through an embossing folder; stamped cat (with a light swiping motion to get that bit of distressed image) and then swiped some neutral gray under the kitters for some shadowing and then stamped the sentiment and inked up the edges; matted circle with cat on a light blue piece of CS that was Nestabilified; adhered a bit of B&T paper to the bottom of the card; tied some sheer ribbon on the side for a little sparkle.   
So I had a vision - a theme actually.  The main element is the cat, cats like fish, fish swim in water - so this is my version of a kitty heaven.  The embossing folder is literally called "Waves" and the fish B&T is well, FISH-themed, the use of blue in the matted circle and in the inks for the sentiment and edging are keeping with the water theme.  The orange sheer ribbon ties in with some of the fish.  The rounded corner was to repeat the roundedness of the circles and the curves in the Waves embossing folder. 
I liked it and apparently so did our customers - this card sold OUT!
Stamps: A Muse & PTI
Embossing Folder - whatever QuicKutz is now called
Fish B&T - ????
Inks - Memento & Colorbox Chalk Ink
Ribbon - A Muse
Marvy Circle Punch & Nestabilities

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