Pampered Pets CAS Sympathy Card CCS 410

by Joanne James9. March 2021 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and YoonYoung has asked that we create something with a crescent shape as the main feature on our card:


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.  

For my card today I was tempted to go with a spray of florals or even dig out a retired baby stamp that would be perfect for this card (in fact, if you'd like to check out this old post you will see two cards that I made for this very challenge using the exact set that I had in mind!), but in the end decided to go with something a little more obtuse that ended up ultra-CAS - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I decided to go with the dog from 'Pampered Pets' for today's card - you can see the distinct curved shape of my pooch, right?!

I heat embossed my dog in white onto Basic Black cardstock for a change and used the Pets Dies to diecut out the shape with ease. The angle of the dog fitted around the sentiment perfectly and all I needed to do was add a red resin heart for a pop of colour on my otherwise monochromatic pet sympathy card. I actually started with a card that had a lot more going on (I actually turned that card into something else so will share another time) but for a variety of different reasons evolved beyond the sketch, so I decided to pare things right back and go ultra CAS. I debated with adding twine or even some sponging behind my pooch, but decided to go with the 'less is more' look after the positive comments I received on the one layer floral I created for last week's challenge. Besides, when it comes to the loss of a beloved pet, I'm not sure that any amount of frills or card details take away from the sense of loss that an owner feels. 

I am also linking today's card up over at Addicted to CAS where their codeword is 'Animal' and I'm hoping they will appreciate my CAS efforts. The simplicity of today's card rely does not reflect the thought and effort that went into it - I find that's often the way where 'clean and simple' is concerned!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I am 'home alone' today for the first time in months as both James Juniors are now officially Covid-free and back at school. So I shall be playing the radio at full blast and making tea whenever I like, without fear of remonstration! Sometimes one must delight in the simple pleasures of life!! Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (7) -

JuliePUnited States
3/9/2021 2:33:36 PM #

I LOVE your take on the sketch.  So different and fun. The black/white dog is very striking.  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/9/2021 2:50:31 PM #

What a great CAS card, perfect for the sketch and a perfect way to use this set!  That little heart at the end adds just the right touch!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/9/2021 8:50:33 PM #

such a sweet card xx

VickyUnited Kingdom
3/10/2021 12:50:49 PM #

Joanne this is perfect! So clever to spot the curve in the dog's body and I love the sentiment that you've tucked into the curve too. The heart adds just the right amount of interest- I love this card! Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS Smile
Vicky x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/10/2021 9:32:41 PM #

That tiny heart is just the thing that takes this card up a whole level. I like the subtle curve of the dog's body matching the inspiration sketch in an unexpected way.

Jenny Martin
Jenny MartinAustralia
3/14/2021 2:17:42 AM #

I think the dog is perfect for the sketch! I love the white on black!

YoonYoung Kim
YoonYoung KimKorea
3/19/2021 12:11:08 PM #

Wow!! I love the wavy background of the puppy. So cute!

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