Goodbyes are not forever – Rainbow Bridge Sympathy Card
Hello crafty friends! It’s Keiko from Happy Tree Studio today. I’m sharing this sweet sympathy card inspired by the beautiful sentiments from Honey Bee Stamp’s Missing You stamps. I always have these sympathy cards on hand because I know the terrible pain we all feel when our furry friends cross the rainbow bridge. I just hope receiving a card like this will help even just a tiny bit.
Preparing the elements
I started this card by stamping the puppy (from Puppy Love set), kittens (from Oh My Whiskers set) and a chick (from Spring Chicks set) with light gray ink on white card stock. I colored them with my colored pencils and cut them out with the coordinating dies. To make a pair of velum angel wings for the puppy, I simply cut out the rough shape first, and glued some leaf like pieces on top. Rainbows are die cut using Rainbow Wishes die. I cut them from watercolor paper and colored them by blending in Distress Inks. I used Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, and Spiced Marmalade. From the same die set, I used several sizes of clouds to make glittery clouds.
On a piece of 5″ x 7″ white card stock, lightly blend Milled Lavender Distress Ink, and then place a cloud stencil from Outdoor Scene Builder stencil set and blend over Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I added some texture with silver watercolor splatter (I added this to the rainbows too). I die cut two cloud border (one from regular velum and another from pink velum) and a grass border (I added Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink).
Before putting together the card, lay all the elements out and stamp & heat emboss the sentiment (I used pale blue embossing powder). Then adhere all the elements using liquid glue and foam tapes.
I made a 5″ x 7″ card base from heavy weight card stock and glued the panel on top. Then I added Glossy Accents to the noses and chick’s beak. Also add scattering of Crystal Clear Acrylic Hearts to finish the card.
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Have a wonderful week!!