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!