I have made a card today using a brand new stamp that Jennie from The Stamp Connection has made especially for me.
The image is of my cat Poppy, who sadly passed away five years ago. Poppy was my "baby" and I was distraught when I lost her and it is still painful after all this time. When I first lost her, Grim bought me a craft TSV from QVC because he thought that the diversion of making cards would help me. And it certainly did!! I like to think that the reason I am crafting now is because of Poppy and this is the most wonderful and fitting tribute to her.
This stamp is taken from a photo I have of Poppy. She was sitting in the garden on a really sunny day so she was actually closing her eyes against the sun and whilst she was black and white and a fluffball, she had had rather a lot of sun that year and her fur was a lovely brown colour!
I used black StaZon ink for the impression and then used a Brush Stroke stamp from Penny Black, inked with Distress Inks, to make a background. Matted onto red Bazzill and black card, I added the words, which are also available from The Stamp Connection, to finish the card off.
I have to admit that I shed a few tears when I first saw this stamp this morning but I love it and just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Jennie for making this for me.
Thanks for looking
Friday, 13 June 2008