This idea came to me while I was walking through the leaves. Why not take a leaf and create a background with it. I'm not talking about what the kids do with leaf rubbing, although that would work too. What I did was use a leaf as a stamp.
First I dug around to find a leaf that was a little damp still and I flattened it out between two magazines for about a half of hour. Then I grabbed my ink pad and went to work. I inked the leaf on scrap paper and then pressed it to my card stock over and over until I liked the look.
After inking and stamping many times I got the look I had in mind. There is no pattern it's just random, I decided to leave the pattern look to the paper.
I mounted it on paper, which is from my stash so unfortunately I cannot tell you who the manufacturer is. I like the touch of pink in the plaid paper and the brown in the paper coordinated with my leaf stamping.
Then I was ready to add my embellishments and stamped image. The stamp is from The Greeting Farm and was colored using Copic Markers. The leaves and acorn are all Sassafras Lass die cuts. I did end up turning the card to portrait because it just worked better when I started to add the finishing touches. I decided to keep it simple so I did "leaf" it alone after just a few embellishments.