Thursday, October 29, 2015

Cat Lovers Hop - Day 4 (Cat Sympathy Card)

Hello, everyone!  Today is Day 4 of the Cat Lovers Hop! The hop runs until tomorrow, Friday, October 30, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, so you still have time to join! Guidelines and FAQ can be found here. Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for organizing the hop!


I am on a blog break now and haven't had time to do any crafting. I made this card in the summer for a friend who lost her kitty. A tough card to make but hopefully it provided some comfort. I forgot to post it on my blog at the time, so I'm sharing it now.


The kitty is an older wood-mounted rubber stamp from The Stamp Barn, and I heat embossed it in white on black cardstock.  I die-cut the black panel with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Scalloped Borders Two and affixed it to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment in black, and that finished the card.

I hope you head over to the Cat Lovers Hop and join in!

I would also like to join the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Monday Throwback (I chose the April 16/14 challenge "Animal Antics") 3/5
Vintage Stamping Use a Die/Dies 2/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

29 comments:

Davi said...

REALLY pretty, striking with the black and white and pretty border :)

Karenladd said...

What an elegant card with the black and white color combo and embossing. Losing a pet is always so hard and I'm sure she felt comfort from knowing that you cared.

vinita jain said...

Love that edged panel die cut, wonderful embossed image, an elegant creation!

Hetty said...

Wonderfyl and styleful crd,Kitty,this black and white card. Love the
die cut border.

Kuni said...

Love this card, such adorable.
Hugs
Kuni

Lisa Lynn said...

Love the silhouette for this beautiful card.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, Kitty! This is elegant in black and white!! Love the cat silouette and the gorgous border, stunning make! A perfect card for your friend that lost her beloved furry friend!

Barb said...

Kitty this is a lovely card. The image is so poignant. I'm sure your friend really appreciated that you understood how she was feeling.. A friend made a card for us when we lost our Maggy wagtail and it meant so much to us. I keep it out all the time in my craft cabin. Barbxx

Bad Kitty said...

very elegant card
hugs

Tami said...

What a great elegant card.

mandysea said...

That is such a beautiful stamp!!! (wish I could get it now!!!) so arty. Love it embossed with white. I'm so glad your friend has such a friend with you! Her heart must be broken..its so hard to lose a kitty.

D.Ann C said...

It's so elegant! This is a perfect condolence card!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so stunning Kitty, love that white on black.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

marion said...

A wonderfull card for such sad occasion and very difficult to make. I am sure your friend had some comfort when she received your card. It is very original and love it. Lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy

cotnob said...

Such an elegant card Kitty, a lovely black and white design.
Pauline
x

Taunya Butler said...

What a sweet and lovely card!! So fun and well done!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is very lovely & sweet. Simple, but elegant, too.

Lin said...

Your card was perfect for the occasion, Kitty, thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Teresa Doyle said...

What a lovely card. We just lost our 21 yr old cat this summer.

Monika Reeck said...

that DIES so lovely Kitty
and that cat image ooh so sweeettt in white and black
simple and adorable CAS design sweety
love this much

brenda said...

A super creation for our theme Kitty, many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

ike said...

Super cool card and great heat embossing Kitty :-)

Hugz
IKE xx

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Petra Swart said...

Oh, what a lovely card for your friend when she lost her furry darling, Kitty!!! Love the embossing on the black and the lace border is beautiful!!!
Hugz

Pia S said...

I think you made a lovely card for this sad occasion, I'm sure it was much appreciated. It's simple yet elegant, love the decorative edge border.....

Christi Conley said...

What an elegant card - losing a furbaby is the hardest part of being a pet parent and I am sure your sweet card helped ease your friends pain xxxx Christi

cheiron said...

What a pretty card. I am sure this brought some comfort to your friend. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Janis said...

Very lovely with that simple image and sentiment accompanied by the fabulous die cut border all in the stunning black and white. Wonderful card.
Thanks so much for linking up with us during the hop!!!
<3 J

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Barbara Godden said...

what a lovely sympathy card, so cas but gorgeous at the same time. I've been to the stamp barn before they sold it and we toured on how they made the stamps. I love that stamp you used.

Sue D said...

Lovely sympathy card for a cat lover.
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