Just finished these cards for Anima line of products…what do you think? I am always happy to answer questions on how I make my cards. I sell them at my ETSY store and offer discounts for pet professionals who purchase multiple cards at a time.
I released a cat adoption card last week …so here is one for the pups!
A pet adoption is a life saving event so why not honor the event with a card! Thinking of any dog sitting in a shelter waiting for a family breaks my heart and I wince at the thought of how many never make it to a family – so when adoption magic does happen I get very excited!
I am really happy with how this card turned out, do you like it?
It is a very simple design. I used a base recycled card stock that I stained black with Distress Stain, pearlized and randomly stamped with opaque paw prints. I layered a piece of black card stock on the front that I embossed with paw prints. You can find the paw print embossing folder I used at JoAnne’s for a just a few bucks – I love that design! The dog silouhette is hand painted – first with heavy gesso and again with white acrylic paint
I added a paw print ribbon (I believe Michael’s has similar ribbon) with a wooden heart that is painted red and stamped with paw prints. I buy these little wood hearts in bulk – you can do so much with them!
The inside of the card is plain white card stock and it reads ” Some of the world’s greatest love stories began at the local shelter.”
If you are not crafty yourself, I sell my cards on my ETSY store , use coupon code “NEWCUSTOMER” for 10% off.
I finished this sympathy card last night. I spend quite a bit of my studio time on pet sympathy cards. I know all to well the grief experienced when a beloved pet dies and hope to provide sentiments that can bring comfort to others.
This card is made from a base recycled card stock. I stained it blue with Distress Stain and dry brushed it with cream acrylic paint (you can see the effect in the second picture). I hand painted a silhouette on the front of the card using a layer of heavy gesso first and then black acrylic paint. The heart, lace and flowers are all stained to match the rest of the card and finished off with perfect pearls.
The front of the card reads; “How blessed we are to have loved them so much that it makes saying goodbye so very, very hard.” I print my greetings on to card stock with my laser printer and then spray the card stock with fixative so they won’t smudge. This is a far more cost effective method than buying stamps.
The inside of the card reads; “with sympathy for your faithful and loyal friend.” If you are ever in need of any cards or gifts for pet sympathy; I have a nice selection in my ETSY shop (www.etsy.com/shop/TheRescueMama). Use the coupon code “NEWCUSTOMER” for 10% off.