One of the blogs I follow is Scrappin' and Stampin' in GJ. This is a CASE of a card she posted on October 12. She and I have it in common that we CASE cards made by others.
Recently she has been posting some great cards using Maple leaves. She explained how she takes the card stock leaf, scrunches it up and then sponges it with ink. I'm not sure I accomplished the same look with my leaf. It does lend to a little more realistic look so I'll be trying it again.
So thank you to Scrappin' and Stampin' in GJ for what a great card to use as an inspiration.