Friday, November 11, 2011

Lost Angel

When I arrived at work yesterday it was to the sad news that one of my students who was in her 35th-36th week of pregnancy had lost her baby. I can't begin to imagine how devastating that must be for her and her family and, as always in a time of loss, you feel so helpless.

I want to send a card so she will know I am thinking of her and sharing in her grief but I need your help - I am really not sure if the card I have made is appropriate. I'm worried that it looks too much like a baby card and not enough like a sympathy card, so I would REALLY appreciate your feedback on this one. I did use "baby" colours on purpose, but is it too ... too ... I don't even know what word I'm trying to say! Please let me know what you think ... feel free to make any suggestions for improvement ...


Materials used:

  • stamps - Thoughts & Prayers
  • card - white linen (non SU), pool party
  • other - Big Shot, beautiful wings embosslit die, designer frames EF, in stitches (non SU) EF, white organza ribbon, sponge dauber

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Cheers
Kez

9 comments:

Robyn P said...

It's a beautiful card Kez, but, it does look a bit like a baby card to me because of the soft colours. Could you keep the design, love the simplicity and the butterflies, but change the colour?

sarah said...

I think it is just beautiful - what a terribly sad time for your friend, particularly this far along in her pregnancy. Sending thoughts & prayers her way xxx

Anonymous said...

I love this card and particularly love the colour choice, soft and subtle just what is needed at such a hard time.
jmo
Venessa

Deb Young said...

Kerry I think that this is a beautiful card and very approriate. Deb

Julie M. said...

It is lovely, but it feels a little "happy" to me also. (probably because of the colors)

Sandra Azzopardi said...

I think that this is a beautiful sympathy card and is absolutely perfect for the loss of a baby, Kerry,

Lynda said...

Firstly Kerry....sending hugs and thoughts to both you and your work colleague. I cannot befin to fathom eht loss and devestation she and her partmer must be feeling. I think the card is appropriate because to me, b'flies (amongst many other things) signify comfort and hope. Nothing is going to take their pain and hurt away, but a message of love and support from a friend will go a long way to help ease their pain. ooxx

Patrice said...

Kerry I think the card you have made is just perfect. The little touch colour is lovely and soft.

This is a terribly sad time for your work colleague and your card will show that you care.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I am so sorry for the sadness you are feeling for your student & husband.
I have to say. This card IS PERFECT!
Baby funerals always have white coffins ... so the white is perfectly appropriate ... and I think the butterflies give a sense that even though the baby has died ... it was a little person ... and it is still with them in spirit. I also think the soft baby colours show that this wasn't someone old who passed ... but a tiny little baby.
So ... in my opinion ... I think you should send it! (But ... I am probably too late to give an opinion, anyway!)
Hugs xx

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