Sunday 28 August 2016

A Sad Card

Before my daughter became a midwife I had always thought it must be a lovely job, being with parents on the one of the happiest days of their lives.  Well that is true, but also, too often, she's with parents on the worst day of their lives, as many pregnancies don't end happily.

My daughter asked me to make this card for the parents of a baby who was so tiny that my daughter caught it in her hands. The baby lived only for a couple of days and the parents were kind enough to invite my daughter to the funeral.

I made MANY different versions of the card as I found it difficult to make something appropriate and not mawkish.  I'm still not sure whether this is right!

I stamped the dandelion  stamps (Stampendous) and sentiment (Clearly Besotted) on blue card and dry embossed the panel for texture, I felt it needed something to lift it, so I mounted it onto an embossed silver panel.

I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy sympathy
Crafty Gals Corner emboss it
Stempelgarten flowers and plants
Sweet Stampin no designer paper


chrissie said...

This is perfect I think. So well thought out.

Love Chrissie xx

Nonni said...

I think you did very well with this card -the monochrome color palette and nature images work perfectly for sympathy cards I think.

Ros Crawford said...

That's so sad ... But your card is perfect!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Marina - this is a gorgeous card and I'm sure the little girl's parents will treasure it. The image is just perfect for the occasion! Thanks for sharing your card at Incy Wincy Designs this time.
Helen x (DT)

Mac Mable said...

Wooo this is a difficult one and you've handled it beautifully x

Pia S said...

Oh, this is a tough task. I don't anything will FEEL quite right when a newborn baby passes away. But you card is appropriate for this sad occasion.

Greta said...

Those are some of the hardest situations--still remember my first one when I was still a nursing student. Lovely card.

Maria Giselle B. said...

Sometimes expressing sympathy to others can be difficult. I am one of those people so I express it thru a card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Getting Well/Sympathy Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a heartbreaking reason to create a card, but what a testament to your daughter that on one of the saddest days of these parents lives, they should want her there. Bless her for being awesome in the face of such pain. Your card is beautiful and will be treasured I'm sure as a tribute to that precious little life. A perfect take on our 'No Designer Series Paper' challenge. Thanks for sharing this beautiful creation with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Aoutienne said...

Although the reason for what you made this card is so sad, the card turned out just perfect. The lighter colors give hope in the darkest hours.
Many thanks for participating in our Stempelgarten Challenge!
Kind regards,


Such a beautiful card for such a heartbreaking occasion. Sympathy cards are always difficult to make, but your CAS look is perfect. This is also perfect for our 'No NDP' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Alma said...

What a wonderful creation! I love this flower card. Thanks for playing with us at Stempelgartenchallenge, Hugs Alma