I recently received the new Tim Holtz Fall Leaf cutting die with the Texture fades embossing folder. I love the leaf. Of course I had to try it out.
I die cut my leaf with my eBosser out of some dark coral patterned paper. I then ran it through the embossing folder. I wanted the embossing to stand out more, so I inked the leaf with several distress inks. I used Rusty Hinge around the outside of the leaf to help it stand out. Then I thought, it needs more yellow highlights and some shine to it. So I spritzed it with Sugar Maple and Sun Sister Glimmer Mist. Once that dried I still thought it could use more yellow gold highlights so I broke out my Twinkling H2O's and added some Mambo Mango starting at the center of the leaf and moving out from the center to each leaf.
While I waited for that to dry, I started putting my card base together. I started with Kraft card stock and cut it at 4 1/4" then scored it at 5 1/2" to make a portrait style card. I added golden color mat and then some patterned paper. These were cut at 1/8" smaller from the previous layer. I then added another gold mat cut at 1/4" smaller and the light tan patterned paper cut at 1/8" smaller than the gold mat. I adhered this to the card with some foam tape.
Finally I stamped my sentiment with some Rusty Hinge distress ink and adhered my leaf directly to the card. To finish I added some golden brown mosaic tiles to the upper right and lower right corner of the card. I am in love with that die.