Monday, June 23, 2014

Sympathy card for the vet

This week my daughter brought home a kitten that she was only supposed to babysit and find a home for and well, you know how that goes.   We adopted him and now I've got two cats again.  When we took him to the vet for his shots, I remembered how considerate they were when one of my cats died last year.  They even sent me a sympathy card, which I thought was nice.  I'm going to make them a small set of sympathy cards to send other pet owners and used this week's Fusion card challenge to start off that set of cards:

I adhered a piece of vellum to white cardstock and added gold paper around it.  The gold flower is from an SEI 6x6 paper pad and the sentiment is from the Hero Arts Year Round set, stamped in Delicata Gold ink.  I even used some lace ribbon at the top!  My next set of sympathy cards may be a bit simpler, but I enjoyed fusing the sketch and inspiration photo together for this challenge.

Since today's Sunday, I also made cards for this week's OWH sketch - #230.  In my own personal challenge to use more purple, my first card uses a purple/green combination:
I inked the background with an embossing folder using a technique Jennifer McGuire recently shared.  It was one of those OMG - I have to try that! videos - seen here.

My next card is a masculine version, using scraps:
I embossed the background with gold embossing powder.  The brads are punched through to the card on the inside so everything was nice and flat for mailing.

That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Wow your sympathy card is stunning and I'm sure your vet will totally appreciate them. Your OWH cards are fabulous. Really like the papers on both. Enjoy your week ahead.

  2. Really special cards, what a great story of the vet! Really cool techniques, thanks for the embossing link, I'll try it too!

  3. Gorgeous gold glam card!!! Thanks for joining the FUSION team rocks it with the CAS(e) this sketch team!!!!

  4. lovely card and how sweet are you?!?! What a nice thing to do for the vets :) Thanks for joining us at fusion

  5. Super nice cards...I have not tried the embossing folder thing yet...gorgeous results!