70s & cloudy--what a relief! We still need rain, but for now I'm enjoying the lovely weather. I do love Fall--usually we have lots of sunny days, but not so hot & football is back! The IO challenge fits right in since the theme is Fall Colors. One of my favorite images is leaves, so I have quite a few stamps & dies including this gorgeous IO Collage Leaf 5. My simple card uses one of my all-time favorite techniques--emboss resist. The leaf is clear embossed 3 times & then I sponged on Distress Inks scattered straw, spiced marmalade & fired brick. Aren't they gorgeous together?! I used my NBUS IO die (Greetings Top Edgers) mounted above a piece of gold ribbon. Finished off with some Dew Drops I recently won at Pixies Snippets Playground--thank you, thank you, Di! I did use one snippet, so will enter at the Playground just for fun. Since this leaf stamp has a pattern design, I think this qualifies at CAS-ual Chic. I've missed challenges at The Kraft Journal, so I'm happy to enter my card that has embossing, ribbon & die cut. May have to make another one of these as I'm enjoying it at my work space & I hate to put it in an envelope--LOL!
Quite a treat yesterday evening as a pair of Black Headed Grosbeaks stopped by my feeder--so beautiful. Enjoy your day & thanks so much for stopping by my blog.