The sad one was made for a friend whose elderly dog passed away.
I did the dog by inking up the stamp once, stamped it full strength, and then stamped it off twice without reinking as it goes off the page to give the idea of her wagging her tail right to the end as her life fades away.
On a happier note, I recently came across a stamp that reminded me so much of my puppy, Tessa, and her litter mates when I went down to see them a couple of weeks before I got Tessa. They were weaned off of their mother and just starting to eat mushy food - and they all shared it from the same bowl. They would step in the food sometimes and then track it all over their pen. There is a lot of clean-up and laundry involved if you breed dogs! Whoever designed this stamp's image sure knew what they were doing!
I turned it into a thank you card to send to Tessa's breeder.
Tessa no longer steps in her food and is growing up into a well-mannered (most of the time) and very sweet young dog (most of the time) - she's now five and a half months old. Here's a recent photo:
I used an ancient stamp I have of a mouse on a stack of books - simply stamped and watercoloured.
The sentiment below the mouse makes me think of my childhood - whenever my mother asked me to do something when I was reading, I'd always reply "as soon as I finish this chapter".
I cut it out with a tag die, made a background with a text stamp, and popped it up on fun foam.
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