Friday, December 3, 2010

Card for The Blind

Guess what?
I set myself the ultimate challenge today:
Make a card for the blind.
Personally, I would never have thought of doing this but a friend of ours (who is blind) just lost her daughter and I wanted to do something for her but what can you do???
You offer comfort as best you can, but being a cardmaker, I set to making her a card.
I first gathered my most textured items.
 I wanted Clara to be able to "see" the card.

My Recipe:
fuzzy hoarstooth paper by Me and My big Ideas
Embossing folders: (Cuttlebug)
Spellbinders nesties and 3 Dimentional sticky pads
Fuzzy ribbon, lacey ribbon, smooth ribbon
Buttons and flowers
and oh yes! Braille!

A close up of the side:

And lower right corner:

And last but not least, my clumsily "pierced" braille, which reads:
"So Sorry"
btw, this is harder than it looks since you need to write it "mirror image" as its the back side that you use.
But trial and error and eventually I had a copy that I hope she can read!

I hope you enjoyed having a look today and thanks so much for coming by!



Linda w said...

What a beautifully thoughtful thing to do Dorcas. How sad for your friend to lose her daughter, I'm sure your loving kindness will be of comfort to her. A very lovely card to look at too. I can see a glimpse of texture on the inside of the card too. I have a friend I'd like to do something similar for. He struggles with M.E as well as being blind. Hugs lin

Jenni said...

A fantastic idea and so very thoughtful, I'm sure your friend will be touched by the time and effort you have gone to to make this beautiful card for her.
Jenni x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

What a thoughtful thing for you to do. So very beautiful.
Clare x

Tine said...

Fabulous Dorcas, and so considerate. I am sure it will be much appreciated and whilst they might not be able to see the lovely pinks that we can,when the sighted tell them that it is visually wonderful too, they will be even more thrilled.
Tine :)

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

How clever, thoughtful and absolutely GORGEOUS!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful card! What a thoughtful thing to do. ~jeni :)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

So special! I love all the textures. I made a card for a blind lady oncelots of flowers and ribbon, but I never thought of the braille.I think it iwll be much appreciatede the effort you have put into it,

hugs Judy xx

Daisychain said...

What a clever and thoughtful card. I love the design of it as well as all the textures. I'm sure the lady will appreciate all the thought that went into making it. Hugs Christine x

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

So thoughtful and beautiful! Such a sad occasion, I am sure she will appreciate it very much!

Cheryl said...

oh hun you are just amazing how thoughtful of you,gosh this is just stunning hun she will adore it that i am sure of hugs cheryl xxx

dj1952 said...

Dorcas, your card is soooo beautiful. I know that despite the reason for the card that Clara will really love the card. I sent you an email also. Hugs, dj

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fantastic idea Dorcas. It's gorgeous and I'm sure your friend will love it!

Cor* said...

OMGosh how amazing are you ! So heartfelt & sincere! A great tribute to your friend. She will undoubtably love it to pieces! OUtstanding and unique!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

You never cease to amaze me! I would have never thought of that! She will love it. She probably does not get cards much so she will cherish this one. I have a friend who is blind and she recognizes details that we do not. She also loves color. You have to describe every color and new shade of color to her. This color choice is perfect as well as all of the texture! Great job!

Jess said...

What an absolutely thoughtful card. I'm so impressed with the backwards braille thing!

jules said...

wow gorgeous!!!!and a great idea too!

Whimcees said...


You are amazing. Your loving card for your friend Clara is wonderful. I say a prayer for her in her sorrow and for you in your caring friendship.

Barbara Diane

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great and beautiful idea dorcas.

greetings karin

Apricot Bubbles said...

Oh, Dorcas, how thoughtful of you!
I´m sure she will cherish this card and it will help her a little bit through her hard time...

Shirl said...

That's so thoughtful of you, Dorcas. I believe that this will help lift her spirits knowing she has a good friend like you who is thinking of her :)

Grenouille Greetings said...

I just came for a browse and I must say you are showcasing some stunning creations. This one, though, particularly touched me. Well done you! I think it's magnificent! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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