Sunday, April 17, 2016

Light & Loss

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.
"Yellow is a happy place to be"
Double D Challenges: Photo Inspiration
Make My Monday: Pets
Mod Squad Challenge: Make A Negative A Positive

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:

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  1. So sorry to hear about your loss and your friends losses too :( Your card is lovely and will bring care and support to whomever receives it. Love the doggy die, super cute and your background is awesome. Love the textures too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss ... I too have a friend who lost a VERY CLOSE and GOOD 'friend' and wish I had thought of sending a card such as this to help comfort them! Wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘YELLOW’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Beautiful texture on this unusual card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT


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