My current two favorite design elements to use are stripes and any die with stitching on it! This card uses a goodly amount of both . . .
The leaves were colored with Copics which used to give me pause. Their highly touted blending capabilities never came true for me. That is, until I learned that I could stroke on the Copic Blender Pen first, then add my colors, and actually get a great blend with no hard lines to bedevil me. I got so inspired by the smooth results I was finally able to achieve that I wrote an article on the simple procedure and it will appear in this year's Holiday issue of Rubber Stamp Madness. Do please watch for it!
Cardstock: Bazzill Leapfrog, Neenah Solar White
Stamps: Stacy Stamps Fern, Magenta Leaf, Clearly Besotted Diagonal Stripes, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Background
Inks: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Hero Black
Emb Powder: Vippie’s Transcendence
Markers: Copic Blender Pen, G43 Pistachio, G94 Grayish Olive
Dies: DieNamics In & Out Stitched Rounded Square
Doo Dads: Tulip Hot Fix Jewels Black, Perfect Pearls Mist Silver