Tuesday, February 8, 2011

In Memory of Marty

Last month, my wonderful friend Angela lost her sweet Marty and I'm ashamed to say that I only got around to making her a card now. I think she knows she has been in my thoughts this whole time. :) All sympathy cards are difficult but especially ones for pets. I certainly don't enjoy making them nor am I ever inspired to make them and that's one of the reasons for the delay in producing this card. I combined stamps from three different companies to come up with this card.

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Kitty & Sweet Bird; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; Verve Forever in Our Hearts; SU Tempting Turquoise & Tangerine Tango inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals

27 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is so great, your friend is probably going to cry. Love how you've stamped the sentiment in two different colors.

Berenice R. said...

Such a lovely card! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY Gooooodness! This is a super cute card--for a sad occasion. I LOOOOOOVE how you used that flower/text stamp as a border. You are soooooo amazing! AMAZING! I know Angela will love this card!

~amy~ said...

well you're a sweet friend my dear...she's going to love this darling card!

Angela said...

Aw, Em, you're the best -- it's a beautiful card! So thoughtful of you, and so well-designed too (not a surprise, of course!)

Sympathy cards are always so tough -- but they're also really, really appreciated, at least in this house!

Thanks again, friend.

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful card Emily! Love the gorgeous Cat with the birdie on it's tail! So pretty!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

what a sweet card!!!!

lynn said...

such a sweet and thoughtful card, emily:)

Lindsey said...

What a perfect card... for a difficult occasion.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is sweet! you will cheer up your friend with such lovely thing!

Meg said...

Having to make pet sympathy cards *is* one of the hardest things to do. Then afterwards, Addison is always like, "why are you petting and hugging me so much? I need my space, dude."

But you made a perfect one for sweet Marty. That border is fantastic, and I like how you highlighted the two words in the sentiment. I'm sure Ang appreciated it!

donna mikasa said...

so sweet, I'm sure your friend will love it.

Virginia L. said...

Fabulous and sweet you are! This card will bring a smile and some conmfort to your friend! I love how you combined the stamps! Just wonderdul!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily what a wonderfully thoughtful card and I think the timing is always right whenever since there is really no perfect time for the loss.

Ujjwal said...

Such a sweet card, Emily!! You are so thoughtful!! I am sure your friend will love it and appreciate your effort!!

Evelin said...

this card is so gorgeous! Did you color the cat too? Perfect! and the border is so sweet...

yup. Sympathy cards can be the toughest to make... sigh... but you did great. I'm sure your friend will love it! :)

Poppit said...

A beautiful card - well worth the wait I'm sure.

Monika Reeck said...

ach Emily this is a sweet card I love this black cat...did you colored it or did you print out on a black cat dear...and I love his eyes...cute bird too...sweet ADORABLE card Emily...(I write this in my class :) )

Scrapcollectr said...

Beautiful job, Emily. It was worth the wait and I read somewhere that it's never too late to send a sympathy card, protocol-wise. So I'm sure she'll appreciate it...
*smile*

Brenda said...

That is so beautiful Emily! I lov ehow you used that Unity stamp to create that border, it really brings a lot of softness and tenderness to this beautiful sympathy card!

Jennifer said...

What a thoughtful card! Your friend will LOVE it!!! (=

Vicky Hayes said...

The border is amazing and I love the way it links to the cat's eyes.

Karin said...

What a sweet gesture...Great cat stamp and I love the border you created!

Karen B. said...

A perfect card for the occasion, I salute you!

Janna said...

beautiful card for a sad occasion. Janna

Alice Wertz said...

this is so beautiful and such a sweet card, Emily! your friend will love this.

Sunghee said...

beautiful colors! love how black the kitty turned out. gorgeous!