Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Optical Illusion Sympathy Card

First off... Hi Everyone!
I found out yesterday that our neighbour's dog passed away at 7 years due to liver failure.  She was a gorgeous, intelligent, mild mannered shepherd/lab cross and we will miss her dearly... along with our other neighbours with whom she'd go visit when she was bored.
I wanted to stick a little card in their post box because I knew their three young boys were heartbroken.
Now... before I see question marks show up on your foreheads I'd like to say that this card has squared corners and the sides are actually straight!  Being the wonderful photographer that can screw up a photo on 'auto-pilot,' it looks like it ate too many brownies!  Truth is... I ate too many brownies!

The main cardstock is from a batch I bought at Staples when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and it is a mottled tan.  Others are unknown except for the patterned which is sei Moonrise Moss.... From Crafty Capers - Nanaimo.  The ribbon is from Staples and the brown pearls from Dollarama.
The stamps on the main image are from Stampin' Up! along with the sentiment.  Inside the card I used Impression Obsession stamps.  Inks used were True Thyme and Old Olive from Stampin' Up! and Sage from.... an inkspot!  lol 
Now.. I'm sure it's the corners that make my card look fat!!  Good old Martha punches helped me achieve that effect.
There you have it!  Wish I could show you that it does really look anerexic (sp?)
Have a great evening and I'll be popping around to comment after I watch Glee!

p.s.  I am still roaring about your comment on the Stampscapes post from earlier today Jacki!!!  I may try a hedge next time!!  I am a firm believer in 'Living On The Edge'!


Sherri said...

First of all, there IS no such thing as too many brownies!! I love the card. And bless you for thinking of them right now. Our pets aren't just cats or dogs, they are family.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Beautiful card. You are really in a league of your own. Sorry about your friends dog. Our pets are family too.

Work said...

veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice and elegant.

NancyD said...

Sheree, what a wonderful thing to do! Your card is lovely and I would never admit to eating a whole pan of brownies - in one sitting.

Thank you for the award. Now that I am home again (from Victoria) I can post a real thank you.


Dana said...

AAwww, those poor kids!! It's sure not easy to lose a pet! It is a gorgeous card, so serene. Sending you and yours hopes for a Blessed Easter.

LINDA said...

This is simply gorgeous.. Very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

Karen Howard said...

Sorry to hear about the neighbor's dog, so sad! Your card is verly lovely and I hope you have a Happy Easter! Hugs, Karen