Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cooler days, the crisp air, and the amazing colors when the trees begin to turn. This was a technique that was demonstrated at the Stampin' Up! Regional in Providence. Unfortunately I did not write down the name of the presenter. For that I apologize. Using the Natural Composition Specialty DSP, which is already embossed, I cut out leaves using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die. Remember that you can cut out up to eight pieces of card stock at a time. Next I started with my lightest color and buffed it into the paper using a sponge. I added several colors ending with the darkest color on the outside edges. Next I used the new Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on a piece of Crumb Cake. Then I lightly sponged Soft Suede over the raised portions. I put more on the knot holes. Last, I layered the pieces together. I can't stop using the retired stamp set Sincere Salutations. It was a gift from Shelli, the co-founder of Stampin" Up! to all the demonstrators one year. It is a very versatile set and I have not found anything yet that I like as well to replace it.