Pet Bereavement Card: Love is Four Legged Word
Hello, Ribbon Lovers!
Have you ever made a pet bereavement card? I haven’t made a lot of them over the years, but every now and then a close friend or family member has lost a beloved pet, and I like to acknowledge their sorrow at its passing. My hairdresser rescued a beautiful doberman named Ivy several years ago. This pup had not been treated well, but had a loving heart that came to life once she found her new home. Sadly, Ivy developed cancer in her leg and had to have it amputated. It didn’t slow her spirit down much, but multiple rounds of chemotherapy took their eventual toll, and I’m sorry to say that Ivy lost her courageous fight against the disease. My heart broke for my dear friend, and I wanted to let her know that she was in my thoughts. So I pulled out my Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs paper to make this pet bereavement card.
I found that this 3/8″ Poppy Satin Ribbon with a silver metallic edge was the perfect color match for the papers. I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a double layer/double loop bow that I then topped with white sweetheart blossoms and white sweetheart blossoms with a red center. A tiny snipped of the poppy ribbon worked great as a topper for the tag, too.
Here’s a quick tip for you: I used a craft knife to cut around the edges of the bicycle wheel as well as the edges of the flowers in the corner so that I could tuck my sentiment behind. Always work with a fresh blade when you are doing this type of cutting, and I’ve found that if you cut on top of a glass surface, the knife blade cuts “like buttah”.
Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!