Tissue paper flower:I had some white tissue paper and decided to make a big tissue flower. I remembered making them as a kid. You just layer about 8 squares of tissue paper (mine were about 8" X 8"), accordion fold all the layers at once in about 1" folds. You'll end up with an 8" long accordion-folded strip that is about 1" wide. Tie it off tightly in the center with some string, fan out the folds and carefully begin pulling each single sheet of tissue toward the center. You have to be very careful so as not to tear them.
Once I had all the layers pulled toward the center as much as I could, I adjusted and fluffed them until I had what I wanted. I put some pearls in the center with hot glue. As a final touch, I brushed the outer edges of the tissue paper with some glue and sprinkled on some clear glitter.
Leafy branches with pearls:The leafy branches that stick out on either side of my flower were cut from white CS with a Sizzix Bigz die called Branch with Leaves. I simply added some large flat-backed pearls to dress them up a bit.
Mr. & Mrs.:The Mr. & Mrs. was cut from white CS using the Tie the Knot cartridge. I simple sprayed it with adhesive and covered it with clear glitter before adhering it to my package.
At first I didn't know what to do with my card. I wanted it attached to my package, but I didn't want to put it on the top, I solved my dilemma by creating a little pocket on one end to hold it. I used a border punch to add a fancy edge across the top and some wide glitter tape across the center. It was adhered to the package on the sides and bottom with double-sided red-line tape.
Here's a better look at the card pocket and the top of the gift.
The wedding was held at an historic farm, so the happy couple chose decorations that combined a rustic look with touches of elegance. There was a lot of burlap along with many, many flowers and candles. I thought my gift fit right in! A very lucky coincidence.
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