Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card

Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card with the February Ribbon Club

Hello, Friends!  Sometimes we have to send a sad card. This soft, vintage style Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card is the perfect way to send your condolences, I’ve paired it up with elegant Blue, Ivory and Gold Plaid Ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club.  As a matter of fact, all the ribbons in this month’s club work beautifully with this vintage collection.

Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card: Building the Layers

  • Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Next,  mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the gingham check on navy cardstock.
  • Then mat a 4″ x 6″ journal card on navy cardstock .
  • Die cut a Spellbinder’s Tiara Rondelle from navy cardstock.  Cut in half from left to right.
  • Then die cut a Spellbinder’s Large Standard Oval from the paper pieced dog print. Adhere the Tiara Rondelle pieces top and bottom as seen in the photo.
  • Now, create a belly band with a 4 3/4″ x 3″ strip of the horizontal print.  Adhere thin strips of navy cardstock on the top and bottom to separate the patterned papers.
  • Back the 3″ x 4″ image with dimensionals and adhere.
Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card: Finishing Touches

Use your Zutter-Bow-It-All Tool to create a triple loop bow from the plaid ribbon.  Arrange the flowers along the left hand side of the card.  Place a dot of hot glue under the center of the arrangement.  Fold the bow so that the knot is at the front and using the tip of your scissors, push the knot into the hot glue and hold for a second or two.  Carefully pull out your scissors and fuss the bow.

To add to the vintage, shabby chic feel of this card, dry brush the edges of the paper layers with a little ivory chalk paint.  Paint the wood icons with the same paint and when dry, brush very lightly with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Then adhere to the card.  Add some pearls, vintage buttons, and paint spatters to finish off the design.

Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card: A Peek Inside

To me, nothing is as comforting as a cup of tea, so I tucked in a little tea bag in a simple pocket.  Then I die cut a note card using the Spellbinder’s Cannetille Rectangle Die and tucked it in a side pocket.  Then I stamped another cream card panel with a pet sympathy sentiment stamp, added a sticker from the Purebred Collection Kit , and adhered to the face of the pocket.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and inspiration that you can use in your  next crafty adventure.  If so, I ‘d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  And, you’ll find a linked supply list at the end of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




9 thoughts on “Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card

  1. Helen

    Thanks for sharing all the little tips and touches that makes this card so touching, Kathy. It’s such a beautiful expression of sympathy. tfs Hugs.

  2. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Kathy, this is such a beautiful and heartwarming card. As usual, I love every little detail, especially, the hinges. They add such a nice and different tuch to the card. Thanks for sharing, my sweet friend!!

  3. soozyb2013

    Really nice Kathy. Lovely front on the card, truly a perfect “gift” for anyone that has lost a pet. My pets are my family and my heart breaks every time I have to say good-bye to one of them. I will always have one, the pain to be without one is far greater to me. Beautiful card Kathy.

  4. Susan Steele

    Yes …so sweet and comforting! This card is a beauty all the way around and…where it counts! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Love the sympathy card – I’ve lost both my Scotties in the past 5 years, and it is difficult when you love them so much, because they are your family.

  6. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a beautiful sympathy card. For anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet this is just so heartwarming. The image on the front is so sweet and the flowers and ribbon set it off perfectly. And what lovely papers! Even though the occasion to receive this card would be sad I find it very comforting. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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