While I enjoy creating cards I always find it a challenge to be asked for a Sympathy card....you want the card to reach out and touch the recipient, yet words are so difficult in those times. My co-worker needed a card for her Aunt who lost an older daughter pretty suddenly. As I surfed the net I came across a blog that had a poem that brought me to tears. The woman posting it had lost a child and put this poem, she had received, on her blog because she was so touched by it. There was no credit for who wrote it (I may have to Google further to find out and I will update that info if I find it).
It was such a long poem I struggled with putting it on the inside of the card. Should it be on vellum as an overlay on some lovely paper with hearts in the background, should it be shrunk down and made so small it couldn't be read? Finally, I decided it should be the background of the front of the card. I printed it in grey ink and adjusted them so that the words went around the die I wanted to put in the middle -- two hearts, the poem ends with a reference to the heart.
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Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 6:25 AM
Sistah, what a difficult situation, and yet you found a way to wrap some love around it. This is so touching. Those lil hearts represent so much. Love your work and your heart my friend. Tissues please.......
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
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Registered: September 28, 2011 Location: Florida Posts: 12
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 4:30 PM
I have been looking in the sympathy card gallery. and I came across yours. The verse is perfect for my friend whose husband just died. If I can figure out how to make the text wrap around the verse. Thank you so much. I love your card.
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17353
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 4:42 PM
Having already reached for the tissues, this, even now, speaks to my heart, just as you meant it to do for the person it is being sent to. What gorgeous symbolism in the simple 2 hearts to bear out the beauty of this poem!
Need to get a copy of this to use in difficult times!! Thank you so much for sharing this, Kush!
------------------------------ SUE aka GREENIE - Twisted Sistah
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