for this i used ...
what!!!! no cricut!!!
i know i know your shocked beyond belief arent ya!
my other favorite gizmo is my cuttlebug i actually use it quite often.. i make several cards a day i just dont post them all but at least 2 out of the several are all c/bug. so... i used the leaf cut and emboss die/folder..isnt it just such a lovely leaf. i cut it out onto cream colored cardstock then just added some colorbox fluid chalk in several colors..i dont pay attention to which ones most of the time.. i just see what i like at the moment and swipe the color on wherever.. if i dont like the result i just add another color or 2 or 3.. until it looks at least sort of ok. if not.. oh well thats the way it goes in nature why not on my card too :)
i added a few buttons and some basic grey opaline pearls ( i so love these little gems) and hand wrote one of a kind (too lazy to mess with computer sizing the font) the paper is recollections . thanks so much for looking and if ya read my babbeling thanks for that too.. somedays i just dont know how to shut up :) big hugs to ya and hope you have a crafty~riffic day! shelly