This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to create a project using a leaf for Fall!
I haven't made wine glass charms in a while, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to make some new ones to celebrate this gorgeous season! They're soooooo easy and really turned out pretty cute! To make the leaves, I used the Storybook cartridge and cut the leaf (shift "B") out of clear shrink plastic at 2 1/2" three times. I inked each leaf using a different color of Adirondack (Tim Holtz) alcohol ink with a sponge dauber. Then I punched a hole at the top of each with a standard size hole punch.
To shrink the plastic, I used my heat gun. The two sides of the leaves wanted to overlap a little while shrinking and not lay completely flat, which actually made them look a little more "realistic" and less one-dimensional. One shrunk, I added them to a silver ring and added some coordinating glass beads and the ring of leaves to a metal charm loop.
That's it! Hope you check out Fantabulous Cricut's FANTABULOUS prize for this week and enter your own Fall leaf project for your chance to win!
Have a creative day! :)