I never know exactly what is going to pop up in front of me and jumpstart a card. Inspiration has a variety of triggers and staying open to many sources of creativity is a good thing. This card started off with the embossed leaf background . . .
I found some dies whose shapes were similar to the embossed leaves, so I cut two of those. Then I found the leafy border die in a drawer I hadn't been able to get open without a hernia threatening to undo me. After a determined struggle, I took it to a cabinetmaker who went to work on the sides with a serious sander, and now I can get at a bunch of cubes and bolios I haven't seen in years.
As I said, inspiration comes from many sources . . .
Cardstock: Marcos #110 Jute, Bazzill Rain Forest
Stamps: Judikins Mini Bolio Rough Lines, Stampers Anonymous
Newspaper Scraps Background, Simon Says Tilted
Inks: VersaMark, Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, Hero Black
Emb Powder: Adirondack Moss
Dies: Lil Inkers Stitched Mats: Rectangles, DieNamics Layered
Leaves, Spellbinders Signs of Spring (bird), Impression
Obsession Banners & Tails
Emb Folder: Ultimate Crafts Screen of Leaves
Doo Dads: May Arts Jute