by Kim Singdahlsen
Not all cards are easy to make. Although it's more fun to make bright and cheerful birthday cards or sweet Whittle cards or holiday cards - sometimes you need to make a sympathy card. A friend recently her longtime companion - Buddy, the dachshund.
I happened to have the brand new Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit on my desk as I was planning to use it for this week's card. I know this is supposed to be a bright and cheerful kit - but I remembered that there is a Whittle Dachshund and I knew right away these would come together for a sympathy card.
There is a set of wings in the rainbow kit and it fit the dachshund perfectly. There is a hint of blue ink brushed on behind the scene. I used glitter paper for the wings - you can see it better in the picture below. I angled the rainbow to leave room for my sentiment and added a few raindrops/ teardrops. Before I adhered it all, I decided it needed a frame. I used the biggest scallop frame from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames and kept it white on white for just a hint of an accent.
I hope that I do not have to do many of these types of cards but I do have the other Whittle dogs (there's a basic dog and a Scottie) and of course there are other Whittle animals.
I know a sympathy card really does not help after a loss, but it's important to let people know they aren't alone and, for the loss of a pet, that they do need to mourn. A big thank you to Poppystamps for having exactly what I needed for this card!
Hi Kim, These cards are never easy to make, but you have created such an adorable card, I'm sure the recipient will appreciate the thought you have put into it, it looks absolutely fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Wonderful card for a sad occasion, but I am sure this will brighten the recipient's day.
This is such a beautiful pet sympathy card - so sorry for your friend's loss <3