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A flower for a life gone too soon

This card i had made without the text, and a few days after I made it I heard a good friend of my sister passed away after a short sickbed. He leaves behind a wife and young kids 😦 My sister had been helping her friend, (his wife) a lot when he was in the hospital, and ofcourse was still helping her now. But my sister ofcourse also was grieving, and she should take the time to do so, after all, she also lost a friend. This card was for her. I didn’t want someting dark or very sad, ofcourse it’s a sad occasion but I always hope my condoleance cards inspire people to see more then just sadness and pain. To also see the memories, the beauty of the life that is gone. That it’s ok to cry, but it’s also ok to laugh about certain memories.

A card to show sympathy, attention, and from which the receiver gets some strength.

Strength not to go on and on and on, but to stop, to take a moment, to reflect about what has happened.
Strength not to keep the tears at bay, but strength to let out the flood.
Strength not to keep up appearances, but to show weakness
Strength not to comfort those around you, but to allow yourself to be comforted.

and then, when it’s time,

Strength to stop drowning in grief, to start seeing the world around you again from behind the curtain of grief.
Strength to allow yourself to smile, to laugh, to enjoy life without guilt.
Strength to stop just surviving, and start living again, to pick up the pieces and continue.
Strength to enjoy the memories, and enjoy the new ones you can make with those that are still here.


Stamps used: viva decor easter, grasses, Amelia flower Alphabet clear stamps. I coloured paper in different shades of red/pink/purple, and then stamped the 3D flower on it. I inked some of the edges a bit more, using Tsukineko’s Brilliance Moonlight white on the 3rd layer and embossing the top layer with rangers Queens gold embossing power. Finally I added a .. what’s the english word? Pin? Not a needle but the sharp sticky thingy with a “pearl” on top – through it. The grasses are stamped in different shades of green, and the letters are first stamped with Stazon Jet Black for some backdrop, and then with Brilliance Dew Drop Galaxy Gold.

I’d like to enter this card to the following challenges:


9 thoughts on “A flower for a life gone too soon

  1. Your words are very profound, and oh so true. The card is just right, giving that ray of light and hope. Thank you for entering Emma’s Crafty Challenge, good luck

  2. Sorry to hear about your sister’s friend’s loss, it is never easy, this card you have made is fabulous and will be received greatly, thank you for playing along with us at Emma’s Crafty Challenge this month, good luck xxx

  3. This sounds like a very sad situation and I am sure your card brought great comfort.

    Regarding your question about Cuttlebug plates on my blog. That was not my post/tutorial. I re pinned the item so I am afraid I cannot help with any more advice, sorry. Elaine

  4. I’m sorry to read about the lost of your sisters friend. It is never an easy thing to go through and your expression for “STRENGTH” is very powerful and true. Thank you for sharing your card and thoughts with us at Sentimental Sundays.

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