Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tissue Paper Flowers

Here is another card design that I recently created that is for sale (see bottom of post). You know how a lot of retailers will give you tissue paper when you buy clothing from their store? Well, I just hate throwing that stuff out, but my stash is getting a little out of control. Using tissue paper on cards provides a really fun dimension and is a great way to repurpose a freebie into something nice - and the best part is, you don't need much! The buttons came off of one of my husband's favorite dress shirts that finally bit the dust.

The buttons are sewn directly to the flowers and the flowers are then adhered directly to the card base. The inside of the card is free of holes and thread of any kind.

Each card is constructed completely by hand from the cutting and scoring of the base to the design and creation of the flowers.

Material: 118 lb. white cotton cardstock, tissue paper in three shades of pink, buttons, embroidery floss, archival-safe permanent black pen.
Cards are sold individually and come with a coordinating patterned envelope handcrafted by me. I use remoistenable envelope glue that works exactly like the glue on envelopes that you can buy in stores.
Each card has been left blank inside and out, but can be customized with my sister's beautiful calligraphy to suit your needs. See Etsy posting for more details.
Size: Standard A2 card and envelope: Card measures 4 1/4" 5 1/2", envolope measures 4 3/8" x 5 3/4"

Because each card is made entirely by hand, there will be small variations even in cards of the same design. Cards are packaged and sealed in a cellophane bag and will ship from Memphis, TN. They are available for purchase here.

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