This is for Faith's (AKA Markie's Mom) VSN Bookmark Challenge. I never made a card holding a bookmark before, and I don't have a slot punch (I never knew what I could use it for, LOL), so I couldn't follow Faith's tutorial though I love her bookmark card. I used a Tim Holtz Grungeboard hinge instead to hold my paper clip.
The background as well as the large flower is stamped with a Swedish poem about spring by Karin Boye.
Here's the English translation:
Yes, of course it hurts when buds are breaking.
Why else would the springtime falter?
Why would all our ardent longing
bind itself in frozen, bitter pallor?
After all, the bud was covered all the winter.
What new thing is it that bursts and wears?
Yes, of course it hurts when buds are breaking,
hurts for that which grows
and that which bars.
Yes, it is hard when drops are falling.
Trembling with fear, and heavy hanging,
cleaving to the twig, and swelling, sliding -
weight draws them down, though they go on clinging.
Hard to be uncertain, afraid and divided,
hard to feel the depths attract and call,
yet sit fast and merely tremble -
hard to want to stay
and want to fall.
Then, when things are worst and nothing helps
the tree's buds break as in rejoicing,
then, when no fear holds back any longer,
down in glitter go the twig's drops plunging,
forget that they were frightened by the new,
forget their fear before the flight unfurled -
feel for a second their greatest safety,
rest in that trust
that creates the world.
(Translated by David McDuff in "Karin Boye: Complete poems")
I hope you like the poem as well as the card.
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2008 GMT Views: 474