I love the leaves that come in Rubbernecker's Leaf Group set. They are especially fun to work with when using the polished stone technique. For those of you who may not be familiar with this technique, you simply apply colors of ink onto a piece of glossy cardstock and blend them with alcohol. You can either put your ink and alcohol together on a cotton ball and dab them that way or you can use what I prefer to use and that is the Tim Holtz Blending Tool. You apply the ink to the piece of felt and dab it onto your glossy cardstock. Again, you can also put your alcohol blending solution on with your ink at the same time or you can add it by dropping the alcohol blending solution directly onto the glossy cardstock after you've applied the ink. You get a slightly different effect with each way.
I used Stazon Black; Encore Copper; Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Lettuce, Butterscotch, Hazelnut, Cranberry, and Copper Mixative for my leaves today. Here's a closer view of the leaf.
Stamps: Thank You So Much sentiment; Leaf Group; Grid bgPaper: River Rock, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Glossy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip; Stazon Black; Encore Copper; Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Lettuce, Butterscotch, Hazelnut, Cranberry, and Copper Mixative
Accessories: brown brads, paper crimper; houndstooth embossing folder, corner punch, dimensionals