I find it a little difficult to create a card for a person's passing. You (the creator) don't want it to be too dark and sad, but you also don't want the card to be too bright and cheerful. This is what I designed, and I'm quite pleased with it.
I began with a 5"x7" card, and the blue K&Co. papers. I used a brown ink pad to age the edges of every single piece of paper used for this card. I also used a recycled brown silk ribbon from a gift.
Unfortunately, I do not know which cart was used to cut the green cartouche because it was from my sister, Angie's (over at My Paper Productions) miscellaneous pile of non-used Cricut cuts, but I will be sure to check with her later. I used unmounted Friskar stamps for the sentiment and pop-dotted it. The bird brad and the solid brad, used for the cartouche are BasicGrey Glazed Brads.
I used the Strait from the Nest cartridge to cut the feathers. I pop-dotted the smaller feather, and then made a home-made coil out of wire so the larger feather would wobble around. As you can see in the picture below, I used another feather to attach the spring--sort of as a shadow, if you will, and then attached the bottom feather to the card using my ATG gun.
On the inside, I used another feather and aged everything with a brown ink pad once again. I found the sentiment online, and it says "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." -Leo Buscaglia. I printed the sentiment from my computer using brown ink, and then cut it down to size and mounted it.
I'm very proud of this card. It was fun to create because it was a bit challenging.