Although part of life is loss, any death of a loved one leaves a permanent mark. Sympathy cards are so difficult to make & even harder to write; but I think they do give some comfort. Several of my friends have lost pets recently (including us, unfortunately) and I try to send condolence cards. This card isn't for anyone in particular, I was just inspired.Double D Challenges: Photo Inspiration
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The die cut is from Spellbinder's "Dog Days" set. I cut it from the cardbox box that held a case of dog food; The circle is based on one of the can indentations. I used a circle die to create a mask from scrap paper, and heat-embossed the piece with 2 yellow powders. The cardboard warped a bit after embossing, so I ran it through my BigShot to flatten it.
The border is a yellow mesh bag that once held fingerling potatoes. I glued the mesh onto the white card base with ZipDrip, and then glued the cardboard piece on top.
I used the Faux Patina technique for the dog die-cut & inside negative piece. The former uses blue/green inks and the latter uses yellow/orange inks, along with browns. The wood, star-patterned kraft paper, and woodgrain-patterned paper heart are from my stash.
The background for the negative portion and the sentiment piece are left over from this card I made for a friend who recently lost her Mom; the colors & textures just seem right for condolence cards: