Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pet Sympathy

I have to admit this is the hardest card I have ever had to make.  My friend's dog has inoperable cancer, and she is putting him down this week; I never met her dog, but I know how much he meant to her.  My dog is 12, so making this card also made me think of the fact that he, too, will someday pass.

I got a picture of her dog from her facebook page, and printed it on cardstock.  I typed up the Rainbow Bridge poem on the inside and printed it on cardstock, as well.

Pet Sympathy -- Front

Pet Sympathy -- Inside

Stamps:  SU Thoughts and Prayers, PTI With Sympathy: Loss of Pet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Printer

RIP, Rocky.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thanks to our Interns!

We had two fantastic summer interns that I wanted to make thank you cards for.

I based the first card on the SC04 sketch on

Stamps:  PTI Counting My Blessings
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Basic Grey Granola DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories:  PTI Counting My Blessings Dies, Night of Navy brads

I just kind of fiddled with things to make the second card.  I cut three of the Quatrefoil cover dies from PTI, one in Rich Razzleberry CS and two in Rich Razzleberry DSP.  I ran the Rich Razzleberry CS frame through my Xyron, and then I stuck it on the card base and pieced together the inside using the pieces from the other two die-cuts.  Time-consuming, but worth it, I think.

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry CS and DSP, Whisper White
Accessories:  PTI Quatrefoil Cover Die, Counting My Blessings Dies, Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain

We are sending these to them with a couple company-themed gifts.  I hope they like them!

Rosh Hashanah

I have a dear friend (who hopefully doesn't read my blog) that is Jewish, and I wanted to try my hand at making her a card for Rosh Hashanah this week.  I did a very small amount of research and saw that a tradition is eating apples dipped in honey, and a lot of cards I found on the internet had apples on them.

I got the idea for the placement of the three apples from Susan Goetter's OLW-91 Thank You card.  I colored them with Copics (R14, R24, R29, R89, Y32 for the apples, YG97, YG99 and YG06 for the leaves).

Stamps:  PTI Mazel Tov, Flourishes Apple of My Eye
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics (listed above)
Technique: Masking

I hope she likes it!!