Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Two Pups, Two Sketches



Unfortunately, I had to make a pet sympathy card; my niece had to put her beloved Sully to sleep Sunday night due to a heat stroke.  She had gotten him when she was a senior in high school; her senior project was to train him for Canine Partners for Life, but early in training, it was discovered that he had diabetes, so rather than have him put down, my sister’s family adopted him.  So for the last six years, he led a wonderful life with the other menagerie at my sister’s house, running through the woods and fields and living a dog’s life.  Kelly spoiled him rotten!  Lately though, he had been having seizures, and Sunday was just too hot for him; the vet said it was best to put him down.  It was so sudden, no one had time to prepare, so it has been a sad week.  I pulled out Anna Wight’s Good Dog set and made this card, using Taylor’s sketch:



I flipped the sketch in order to face the dog inward; this really does NOT look like Sully (he was a Black lab) but I didn’t necessarily want it to remind her of him, but perhaps a doggie friend!! (Silly, I know!).  I chose to make a “frame” of SU’s new Poppy Parade, which matched the Max & Whiskers paper perfectly.  I really wanted that fun print to show through!  I distressed it using the direct-to-paper technique, just rubbing my Crumb Cake ink pad over the paper in a random pattern.  The scallops are in Close to Cocoa and Not Quite Navy.  I added some piercing and a couple little silver embellishments.

Since I had my Max & Whiskers paper already out, I decided to make another card; I must admit, this one went more quickly!  I used Mercy’s sketch:


and since I already had this dog image stamped from my last card (too big) I went ahead and used it on this one:


Really simple & easy!!  Aren’t those papers adorable?  It will be hard not to hoard these, they are so cute!  So thanks for visiting and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for the CTD!


  • Stamps:  Good Dog, Whippersnapper
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, WW, More Mustard, Max & Whiskers, Basic Grey
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Acc:  Copics, Grosgrain & Satin ribbon, Scallop Trim Punch, Nesties, Paper Piercer, Silver Embellishments, Jumbo Scallop Punch, EK Success, Copics


mudmaven said...

So cute and I know your friend will be comforted by that thoughtful card. ~chris

Sylvia said...

These are both too cute! So sad to lose a pet. It's raining LeAnne, but my air conditioner is still going!

Michele said...

Losing a pet is so hard. My heart goes out to your niece and sister. Both are very cute cards. I love the dog image. Your card will surely make them feel loved.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great cards, might have to try the second sketch (already done the first one). Thanks for your comment on my Egg Beater card- it was a part of the Cosmo Cricket papers. Super cute paper.

Linda said...

So sad for your niece and sister. That is so thoughtful of you to make a card.
I love both of them. Are those large scallops a new punch or die from SU. It looks great.

Melissa said...

So cute! Their collars are adorable!

Bev J. said...

So sorry about your niece's dog. Hard to lose a pet. We were just talking recently about our border collie, Lady, as she is getting on in years. It will be hard when the time comes.

Both cards are really cute and will be apprciated I am sure.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Two pups...two perfect cards. So adorable and your friends will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Faye said...

LeAnne, your card is sure to ease the pain of losing a best friend like Sully. Both cards are adorable. I love those wonderful papers you used and the dog stamps are just precious.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Cute cards, LeAnne! I'm sure your niece will really appreciate this!