Hi and welcome to the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches where this week our hostess is Jen Brum.
This post goes live on the second anniversary of my son's passing (in my timezone it's midnight the following morning, but close enough). The last two years have been the hardest of my life and while I am starting the slow journey of healing, I will never be the same person again. In the blink of an eye, our family was changed forever, so hug your kids - no matter their age - and tell them you love them as often as you can. I am so very grateful for the 21 years I had with my Matthew and I know he's still around - just in a different form.
Onto the card. I made this for Matthew 💕 I coloured up the wee dog to look a bit like our Dexter. I chose the patterned paper before colouring his bed to match. I did use a microfibre cloth and some colourless blender to give a fabric pattern to the bed before cutting it with my Scan n Cut.
I embossed the card base with a lumber 3D embossing folder for some added texture and white-embossed the sentiment. Both the sentiment and the patterned paper were die-cut with stitched dies.
I moved my dog down the panel a bit from the sketch so he wasn't floating in mid-air but hopefully you can still see the sketch.
Thanks so much for visiting. The design team have created wonderful cards as usual so I hope you'll check them out,
Stamps: I Just Miss You Puppy (Gerda Steiner Design)
Ink: Versamark, Amalgam (Gina K)
Cardstock: White, Black, X-Press It, Blurry Flurries (Whimsy Stamps)
Dies: Horizontal Stitched Strips, Vertical Stitched Strips (MFT)
Accessories: Lumber EF (Tim Holtz), White EP, Copics