Rainbow Bridge

So many of my friends have recently lost fur babies. Having lost many fur babies over the years, I know that pet sympathy cards are truly appreciated.  When I saw the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, it was a pet sympathy card in the making.  I pretty much followed the sketch exactly-

I created a rainbow panel with a trio of  Distress Oxide inks. (Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber and Faded Jeans) After my panel was complete, I  lightly spritzed with water.  I adhered my rainbow panel and a thin strip of black to White Daisy cardstock and then die cut with a stitched frame die.  I prefer to adhere all my layers together and then die cut for a seamless look.  The paw prints were die cut with textured back cardstock.  My sentiment is from the Rainbow Bridge stamp set, which has made a comeback in the Online Only section of my website.

I created my rainbow panel slightly larger than needed, to insure that I had a smooth finish on the edges.  I took part of the left over strip and added it to the inside of my card.

 All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1862 Rainbow Bridge Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Textured Black Cardstock-Retired
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink-Ranger
Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink-Ranger
Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink-Ranger
Pawprint Die-MFT
Stitched Frame Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
AAA Cards-Along the Edge w/optional twist of cats & dogs
Addicted to Stamps and More-Anything Goes
Color My Heart Color Dare-Use only colors in Inspiration Photo
(PIN)spirational-Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp-Whatever the Weather

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is a fabulous card. I need that set. Love the distress inked panel. XX

  2. So very glad you joined us at AAA Cards as well as Color My Heart Color Dare. This card is stunning with it’s bold color and lovely sentiment!

  3. What a fantastic pet sympathy card! Love it!! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  4. Gorgeous inky strip, really makes those paw prints pop! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  5. What a nice sympathy card for one losing their fur-baby, should help lighten anyones day. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  6. Beautiful, thoughtful card, Allisa! Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #385.

  7. Gorgeous card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but with everything going on, I’m just getting around to doing this. Please stay safe and strong during this time.
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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