My goddaughter, Caroline, recently lost their beautiful, sweet dog, Lucy. What could I do? I did what I do, I made a card. Happy Tails stamp set was part of the answer.

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I think the dog even looks a little like Lucy.

 

 

Design Notes For Not So Happy Tails:

The sentiment from Happy Tails fit perfectly into one of the heart dies from the Stitched Be Mine die set. To add a little texture to the background I tried a little experiment and used some Frost White Shimmer Paint, a dauber and the clouds mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set. I think it gives the idea of clouds without being overwhelming.

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The doggie was colored with a Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend. I used the very handy Dog Builder Punch to punch it out. As a final touch, I added just a bit of black to the eye and nose with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

 

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