Saturday, September 8, 2012

Leaf Screen Alert - Challenge 189 Fall into Stamping LNS


This week, challenge 189, we are working on some Fall cards/ projects as that time of year is right around the corner. 
Yesterday I made a leaf tree, which will be the center piece of my craft table. 
Today's 3D item is a project I completed as part of my participation in Stampin' Fun and Friends.  Nancy Seed is the originator of the design.
Have you ever walked through a sliding screen door because you didn't see it?  Well I have, and although I can laugh about it in retrospect, it wasn't funny at the time. I knocked the entire screen door off its track!
To warn people that there is a sliding screen door present, I made a Leaf Screen alert approriate for fall, although they can be made in all shapes and sizes and colors for the other seasons.

Technique:
The leaves were die cut using Cherry cobbler, soft suede, Summer Starfruit card stock and  the         Autumn Accents die. They were then folded in half and placed at a 45 degree angle inside the woodgrain embossing folder and run through the big shot.  Each leaf was then sponged with Early Espresso ink, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, and Gumball green.  Then each leaf were spritzed with water and allowed to dry, and then spritzed with gold smooch.  Crystal effects was put on the acorn.
To make the screen alert, you need to make 2 leaf units.
Each unit is made by hot gluing at least 2 leaves together in a pattern that is pleasing to you. Both sides don't have to be the same.
Place a square of velcro between the units.  Your screen alert is done.
To place on the screen, undo the velcro between the units, place one half on one side of the screen door, and the other half on the other side so that the pieces of velcro meet.  The velcro will hold the screen alert in place.  Now there is no excuse to walk through the screen door!
I have made others in the shapes of butterflies, and flowers.
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