Since the air is beginning to get a little crisp, I was drawn to the challenge at Uniko Studio which is to create an Autumn/Fall card with an optional twist of Thanks. I started by sponging some white card stock. I wasn't able to capture the subtle color changes in the photos, but they are quite lovely IRL. I cut out the leaves with Tim Holtz's Tattered Leaves die. I dry embossed one and crushed the other to get some dimension. The leaves were too large for the original layout I had in mind so I explored other leaf images and nothing seemed quite right. So I fussed around with the leaves until I had a layout I liked. I dry embossed a hounds tooth pattern on the main panel, it reminded me a bit of a warm wool blanket. I rounded out the card with a sentiment flag, a yellow border and a few of wraps of twine with a bow.