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Antique Pens Card

Antique Pens Card

 

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I am back after a long hiatus. A lot has happened. I’ve moved across the country since my last post. I am going to try and post 3 times a week.

The focal image of this card is an embossed image of antique pens. To decide the size of green cardstock I would use, I placed the stamp on the green and measured out a piece that fit nicely. After embossing the image with Martha Stewart ebony embossing powder, i roughed up the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool. The background is form the same Tim Holz stamp set. I used stazon ink in jet black to stamp the definition of curiosity multiple times to make the back around. I started in the middle and then worked my way out. I attached the main image with pop dots. For the sentiment, I embossing Thinking of You in cooper with a stamp from a Hero Arts Sentiment collection. i used Tim Holtz distress ink on the edges of the sentiment and then attached it with some pop dots. I then added some brown buttons from my stash from the corner. I hope you enjoy this card.

Buy this card in my Etsy Store here.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock

Embellishments: Buttons, Hemp

Heat Embossing: Martha Stewart Crafts Embossing Starter Kit

Stamping & Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection – Curious Possibility Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set,  StazOn Inkpad, Jet

Adhesive: ATG, Pop Dots

Tools: Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Martha Stewart Crafts Heat Tool, Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool, Swingline ClassicCut Lite 15 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer

 

Dog Bereavement Cards

Dog Bereavement Cards

 

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Handmade Dog Bereavement Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently made a couple pet loss card for my mother to give to her best friends and her family. They lost their family dog recently and my mother wanted each family member to have own their card. I used quotes on all them, because I don’t think sorry for your loss is ever enough. I posted some of my favorite pet loss quotes below.  I hope you like these cards.

Quotes

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. “

~Anatole France

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“Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection,

sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart”

~John Adams

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Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds
than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger links
than common joys.

~Alphonse de Lamartine

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“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.”

~Marjorie Garber

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“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.”

~Ben Hur Lampman

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“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”

~Vicki Harrison

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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

~Roger Caras

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“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.”

~Mark Twain

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“A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”

~Bob Barker

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“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.”

~Mary Carolyn Davies

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“No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet.”

~Cynthia S. Dobesh

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Handmade Dog Bereavement Card

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad, Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Give Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brads, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Ribbon Style Tags

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White, Sharpie Pen

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3-D Dots

Butterfly Dog Bereavement Card

Butterfly Dog Bereavement Card (inside)