Friday, July 22, 2016

Die Cut Gauze Flowers on a Card

Hello Blog Friends! 

I hope you've stopped for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and My Favorite Things blog hop! A great combination of super adhesives and fun stamps and papers!  To showcase some of the products, I've created a card with die cut gauze flowers.  These were cut from Girlie Grunge Gauze stiffened with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.  The gauze would simply fall apart when die cut without something to bind the fibers together.  The Girlie Grunge Art Medium does that.  It works super well! 
Here’s what I did:
First, I misted a piece of Girlie Grunge Gauze with water.  Then I wadded it into a ball to disperse the water evenly.  Next, I added a few globs of Girlie Grunge Art Medium on the gauze.  Again, I wadded it into a ball and squeezed it to spread the Art Medium. (It's a bit messy but washed off easily). I repeated that step once more.  Then I spread the gauze on a craft mat to dry.  I don’t have a lot of patience waiting for stuff to dry!  I used a heat gun to speed it up.  Be careful though, as it will scorch quite easily! 
To add color to the gauze, I sponged on MFT Hybrid Inks, Blueberry for the flowers and Coral Crush for the leaves.  I let it dry a few minutes.  I used MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals dies to cut flowers and leaves.  The gauze cuts so easy! 

I used a dot of Girlie Grunge Art Medium (this product is so versatile!) to glue the flower together. 

To make the flower center, I placed a DODZ™ 3D on flower front.  Then I placed a DODZ™ Medium on the back and left the plastic in place.  I poured some Prills over DODZ™ 3D, pressed them in place and removed excess. 
To place on card, I simply removed protective plastic from DODZ Medium on flower back and pressed in place. 
My card is 4¼ x 6⅛ʺ.  I used a white card base with one corner cut with ½ʺ rounder.  I added a layer of paper from MFT Subtle Plaids Paper Pack fastened with E-Z Runner Dots Permanent.  The verse from MFT Cheerful Blessings is stamped with Blueberry ink on MFT Homespun Gingham paper.  I rounded the corner and layered it on white cardstock.  I added a strip of Girlie Grunge Oak Tissue Tape.  Next to it, I fastened a piece of Girlie Grunge Twine glued in place with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.  I used E-Z Runner Dots Permanent (my favorite tape runner!) to fasten to card.  The final step is to fasten the flowers! 
Thank you for stopping! 
Happy Creating!
For more inspiration, go to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog or My Favorite Things Blog
White card stock