Thursday, January 15, 2015

aspen

My cousin's 9-year-old Labrador, Aspen, died. For the kids, Aspen was like a sibling. This card is going to them.


Went with the doggie heaven/Rainbow Bridge idea. Used the MFT Rainbow die and Papertrey's Clouds. Watercolored some CS and die cut the alphas with Memory Box Parker alpha.

I wasn't certain that the white rainbow was working. So I made another version with rainbow colors for the rainbow.


I like this one too, especially cuz the little tag with Aspen's name on it reminds me of a dog tag. My kids opted to send the first version.

I'm joining a couple challenges with these CAS cards. The first one is going to:

MUSE Challenge #100 (Happy Birthday!) where Michele F.'s simple beauty is the inspiration. I've used a lot of white, a heart and a touch of pastels.




City Crafter #244 - Winter White


I am also hooking both up to Virginia's View Challenge #11 - Clean Slate. There are so many glorious examples of lotsa white space over there, you must check it out if you haven't yet.


Thanks for coming by today!

19 comments:

  1. I loved the first card... and then I scrolled down... and then I LOVED!!! the second one !
    The little tag with his name just stole my heart!
    Have a great day Maria!

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about Aspen :o( Both cards are lovely -- the dog tag in the second one made me tear up. Hope the kids have lots of pictures of Aspen to remember the happy times!

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  3. Sorry to hear about Aspen.:( ..I really love both your cards they are so amazing a perfect tribute to Aspen ..The second card totally stole my heart !

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  4. I can't decide which one I like the most...all these are so lovely in their own way! Congrats on the FB feature over Virginia's View Challenge!

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  5. Das tut mir leid mit Aspen. Ein Hund ist ja meistens ein treuer Freund und da fällt der Abschied besonders schwer! Schöne Karten hast du gemacht!
    Danke noch für deine Info :-)

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  6. I use the Rainbow Bridge theme for my sister's horse sympathy cards, too! These are lovely! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  7. Such pretty cards for such sad occasion :(

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  8. Always a very sad, sad thing to experience the loss of a pet... either will do very well to make them feel loved... can't help love the little negative die cut heart on card two... thanks for sharing!
    =] Michele

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  9. These are both so sweet. Though, so sorry to hear about cousin's dog...

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  10. Fabulous Maria!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB :-)

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  11. Love the simple and heartfelt designs of both cards.

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  12. This card will certainly bring some comfort; they will love it. I think they are both gorgeous but the first card with that white rainbow is my favorite. Wonderful take on our theme. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  13. Both fabulous, Maria ... the vibrant colours in the rainbow glow against the white ... and that little dog tag sentiment ... so sweet! White on white deliciousness with just a hint of soft colour ... stole my CAS loving heart! Anita :)

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  14. awwwwwwww...both are awesome but I gotta say the colorful one is so sweet.

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  15. The colorful rainbow is much better - no doubt about it! and that little tag on your second card is just charming!

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  16. Totally love both cards! The first one is more subtle and therefore better suited for the occasion, I think...

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  17. Oh my heart goes out to you cousin ... Your cards are stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  18. Maria...what a sweet pair of cards. You are just a doll to make cards for the loss of your cousins dog.

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  19. I love the cards that you created for the loss of their special pet - what beautiful imagery to share with them on their loss.

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