April 4, 2011

Make It Monday #9 - Loss of Pet

Today was a good day for my "little card shop" at work.  I sold two of my ready-made cards and got orders for four new cards, two needed by tomorrow.  So I was busy tonight making them.  One of the cards is for the loss of a cat.  I've had Papertrey's With Sympathy: Loss of Pet stamp set for awhile and this is the first time I've had to use it.  It's a small set and I really like the sentiments - I would love to have more such sentiments as I have a lot of friends and family that have pets.

And since the Make It Monday #9 challenge is all about heat embossing, I decided to heat emboss the sentiment on the front of the card.  But, of course, I had to find a way to make it harder than it had to be.  I really wanted to use a dark blue ink but PTI's Enchanted Evening would not hold the embossing powder, it dried too quickly.  So I dug around and found a Colorbox cat's eye dark blue that worked, sort of.  My practice try looked great, the final one not so much.  It is definitely embossed but not perfect in my eyes.  When I looked closer at the ink I used, it was a chalk ink instead of a pigment ink.  Anyway, here's the card:

And here is the inside:

Go to Nichole's blog to watch the technique video for this challenge.  And while you're there, check out the other cards/projects that were submitted.  Very inspiring!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: AdornIt Purrfect Kitty Collection
Stamps: PTI With Sympathy: Loss of Pet, Fancy Flourishes
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Queue (unknown name), Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, Filigree clear fine embossing powder
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


  1. What a nice card. I have that set also and haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration

  2. What a lovely card Linda. That flourish is beautiful and I love the animals strip on the border. Great colour mix too!

  3. Great card! The cats at the bottom of the card are so sweet!

  4. Linda you did a great job on the embossing! Lovely card..I know the recipient will really appreciate all the work you put into the card! TFS

  5. What a nice and thoughtful card, it is bound to make some feel thought of. I just got that stamp set, hoping I never have to use it.

  6. It is a beautiful card, I love the blue.



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