Trees and leaves are some of my favorite things, whether in stamps (ha!) or in real life.  I was fortunate enough to get this set from a very sweet SCSer and this is my first card with it.  I used Colorbox chalk ink for the leaves and thought Merlot would be very pretty mixed in with the leaves.  I wasn’t sure how to put this card together and decided to leave it uncluttered and simple.  I sponged the background and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Alright, the first card had me thinking it sure would be nice to see the Merlot color stand out a bit.  Interestingly enough I have embossing powder the same color as the ink and it was a perfect match.  I added a few leaves using Heartfelt Creations dies and embossed them in gold.  Now I know I just provided a link for Heartfelt Creations (I’m sure they are wonderful there too), however, I bought my supplies at AJ Scrapbook Supplies.  They had the best prices I could find for Heartfelt Creations, had quick shipping, and were wonderful to deal with.    Thanks, Louise and Elaine!

Supplies:  SU Branch Out, PapertreyInk Heart Prints Sentiments, Memento Ink, Heartfelt Creations Falling Leaves Die, burgundy and gold embossing powder, SU & PTI card stock, SU DP, SU Old Olive Marker