Losing a pet is sad.
I put Gato, my siamese cat, down in 2014 (he was 15) and it still tugs at my heartstrings.
Now, I have my sidekick Cinco. He’s a 5 pound chihuahua and he’s the first dog I have ever owned. He loves to snuggle and I totally welcome it.
The bond I have with Cinco is far greater than I had with my cat. I’m not too sure why. But we totally have this human/canine connection.
Cinco is almost seven years old. And it devastates me just thinking about when he will have to depart.
Anyway, losing a pet is tough, it doesn’t matter if it’s a dog, cat, rabbit, or a turtle.
For that reason, I decided to make this card – to send some furbaby condolences when needed.
I made this card using a white 5″x7″ folded piece of cardstock.
Using the small paw stamp, I stamped all around the cardstock.
Then, with my red brush pen and a white strip of cardstock (2″ x 6.75), I hand lettered “with sympathy” and put it aside for later.
On the larger circle, I used a red pen from this set and added dots all the way around.
Then I used a larger sized paw print stamp and stamped it onto the smaller circle.
I put the circles aside and with my adhesive, taped a black piece of cardstock (2.5″ x 7″) onto the main card.
With my adhesive, I put some tape onto the “with sympathy” strip and placed that on top of the black cardstock.
Last, I taped down the largest circle first and then layered it with the smaller circle. I wanted the smaller circle to stand out/pop-up a bit, so I used some foam squares.
Acrylic Block, Ink Pad, Stamp (similar)
Die Cut Machine and Die Cuts (similar)
Adhesive and Foam Squares