I went with a color-blocked card and made my panels by watercoloring on distress inks, including smooshing a tissue into the ink and dabbing it onto the panel - a tip I picked up from Shannon Jaramillo and modified slightly. I think that provides a bit of extra dimension to the panels.
The leaves and branch were cut from my new Fall Foliage thinlets by Tim Holtz. I sprinkled Brushos onto a manilla tag then die-cut the pieces. Before adhering them, I sponged the edges with Ground Espresso distress ink. The sentiment is white embossed onto a thin black strip of cardstock. A tiny little twine bow finished my card.
Thanks for visiting. The rest of the design team have interpreted Kim's sketch in some wonderful ways, so be sure to check them out.
I'm entering this card in the current Autumn challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Stamps: Persian Motifs (Altenew)
Ink: Versamark, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Ground Espresso
Cardstock: Black, Desert Storm, watercolor, manila tag
Accessories: Tim Holtz Fall Foliage dies, Brushos, White EP, twine