Sharing a sympathy card with lots of layers without the bulk for an easy card using up patterned paper scraps. All stamps are by Unity Stamp Company. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy #dove #copics #fancypants #mftstamps
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Sympathy Card with Lovely Layers + Video

Sharing a sympathy card with lots of layers without the bulk for an easy card using up patterned paper scraps. All stamps are by Unity Stamp Company. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy #dove #copics #fancypants #mftstamps

Today I’m using the brand new March 2018 Sentiment kit from Unity Stamp Company. I’m also going to be sharing how I used up a bunch of scraps to create that lovely card. It looks like it has lots of layers, but there is no bulk to make the card easy for mailing.

Featured Stamp Kit

Mourning Dove

What do you think of that little dove? I had this vision of a peaceful dove flying and filled with vines with flowers. I’m so thrilled with how it turned out. It has a serene feeling for a sympathy card plus still has a beautiful feeling of hope and peace.

Assemble This! Video

I’ve created a quick video tutorial on how this card was made. You can watch it below or on Youtube.

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The Project

Sharing a sympathy card with lots of layers without the bulk for an easy card using up patterned paper scraps. All stamps are by Unity Stamp Company. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy #dove #copics #fancypants #mftstamps

The Details

Sharing a sympathy card with lots of layers without the bulk for an easy card using up patterned paper scraps. All stamps are by Unity Stamp Company. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy #dove #copics #fancypants #mftstamps

I’m a hoarder of my patterned paper. All shapes and sizes. I love to go through my paper pads and see if there are three to four different patterns that I can combine together to create a card. If you layer them and piece them together, you get a bit of a patchwork covering the front of your card. It looks like a lot of layers, but it is all flat and not bulky at all. LOVE that. So pretty and easy to mail too.

I started out with 3 simple and subtle patterns to layer and cover my card. Then I picked a bolder, busier pattern to go the length of my card. This just creates a bit of interest and adds an extra bold pop of color to the card. I also added a bit of vellum into the mix. I love the softness it adds to the card, it just adds to the serene feel of the sympathy card.

Sharing a sympathy card with lots of layers without the bulk for an easy card using up patterned paper scraps. All stamps are by Unity Stamp Company. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy #dove #copics #fancypants #mftstamps

The Steps

How I made this card:

  1. Die cut a piece of white cardstock for the center panel of the card. Stamp the sentiment and dove in black ink. Stamp a second dove with Copic friendly ink (like Momento) and color with Copic markers. For this card, I used R20, BG01, G12, and N1. Fussy cut the dove with scissors leaving a slight border of white cardstock.
  2. Tie some string around the panel with a bow. Then add foam adhesive and pop up the dove on the center panel.
  3. Pick 3 larger sized patterned paper scraps with a smaller or more subtle pattern. I’ll usually pick papers from the same paper pack to make coordinating colors super easy. Arrange and glue the papers to cover the front of a standard sized A2 card. Keeping in mind we’ll use a center panel with stamped images to cover any uneven edges.
  4. Pick a strip of paper with a bolder pattern to glue the length of the card (like the navy and pink floral patterned paper I used).
  5. Die cut a piece of vellum about the size of our center panel. You can either die cut a second piece or cut this one in half and glue behind our stamped panel.
  6. Add foam adhesive to the center panel and pop up on the card.
  7. Die cut a banner and heart from scraps of patterned paper and glue to card front.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are inspired by today’s project. If you create something, I’d love to see. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your card and tag me.

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Sharing a sympathy card with lots of layers without the bulk for an easy card using up patterned paper scraps. All stamps are by Unity Stamp Company. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy #dove #copics #fancypants #mftstamps

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2 Comments

  1. absolutely stunning Lisa!

  2. This is so pretty! Definitely love all the layers, and that gorgeous dove.

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