As I haven’t entered a Global Design challenge for a while and because I had been playing around with making some backgrounds with my new colours from Colorburst I decided to create something that combined both. To be honest I didn’t like my background results very much as I managed to use too much of the dark brown and everything was quite dark. Those that know me are aware that I don’t throw much away so I decided to use part of one piece that wasn’t as dark or as bad as the other. I had used some Dusty Concord Distress oxide on a large background stamp first which was clear heat embossed. It is somewhat evident on this piece but a lot got covered up. The card is a leftover piece of kraft that gave me a 4 1/4 square card. Using the Stitched leaves stamp set and dies from Gina K I stamped and cut the leaves as well as the word and shadow pieces all from same set. I used 2 sakura gelly roll starburst pens in gold and copper to add sparkle and some subtle colour on the leaves. Once positioned I added the twine bow and a few metallic gold dots on the background. I really wish the shine would show up on a photo as it is quite pretty in R.L.