Thursday, 26 July 2012

Wedding Confetti Pockets

Pretty pearlescent pockets adorned with vellum flowers.

These wedding confetti pockets can be made up quickly in quantity. There are two different styles, each is accordion-pleated. They are fun to fold and embellish with Tonic Studios Petal Pairs flowers.

Choose pearlescent paper for the pockets, vellum for the flowers. Score the pocket fold lines using an embossing tool held against a metal ruler. Chalk the flower petal edges to give them definition. The Tonic Studios Petal Pairs are made in the usual way - interlock the layers. The leaves are cut from a Petal Pairs shape and scored down the centre with an embossing tool to create a vein effect. Pinch the leaf fold for dimension.
Glue the leaf onto the flower using tacky glue - you glue it onto the bottom flower petal layer, so no need to worry about vellum show-through. The Card Candi flower centre is fixed in place with a sticky foam pad, and the flowers are attached to the pockets with foam pads, too. Finish with a taffeta bow.

Here are the patterns - Loopy Basket or Grab Bag design:
The leaf-pair is snipped off a Petal Pair punch shape.
The accordion-pleated constuction.

You can, of course, scale down the pockets and use them as card focals or scrapbook page memory pockets. The pockets make great party favours, too.

Stuff I used: Tonic Studios Petal Pairs Box Set 3, Petal Pairs Petites 1. Papers: Supreme Pearlescent paper, Inspire Me vellum, Craftwork Cards Card Candi.