A friend came across one of those glossy ads with a gorgeous picture of an animal and a beautiful sentiment written beneath it. She immediately fell in love with it and brought it to me asking if I "could whip something up" for her Vet as they have been friends for 30 years this month. So..........ta duh!
I took a piece of wood, gessoed it for tooth, painted it black. Then found some textured wrinkled gold paper that set off the animal and used black cardstock to accent the definition. I added chipboard I painted black to each side for interest and typed the sentiment on cardstock that matched the piece. I set it off with antique gold ball chain for hanging purposes. She also has me make a card for him every year and he lovingly refers to me as "her artist friend" which makes us both giggle and grin.
The card shows her current fur-family and the inside is blank so she can thank him for 30 years of caring for her animals and being such a wonderful personal friend to her. You all know how dog crazy I am so this was a labor of love. Best part of all is that SHE loved the way it all turned out, which was a good thing since she had me make a duplicate for her.
Remember your vet - take them a plate of cookies next visit - they are special people !!