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:
- 4 Crafty Chicks – 4CCC-155 : Sympathy (ends 21st of August)
- Emmas Cards UK – Challenge #19: Floral (ends 31st of August)
- Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog – Challenge #2: Flower Power (ends end of August) For the DT: It’s probably obvious but just to make it easier: No I didn’t use IC items, I don’t have them (yet).
- Sentimental Sundays – Challenge #168: With sympathy (ends 25th of August)