Gold embossed Autumn Accents leaf tag

Despite the sunshine and the advent of the school summer holidays next week my thoughts are already turning to Autumn - my favourite time of year! So many new beginnings, new priorities and scents and sounds :) 

Here's today's offering ...

I've used the now retired Top Note die as the base for the tag cut in chocolate chip cardstock and then overlaid it with some Naturals Composition paper - the timber design for added interest and texture. 

The "chicken wire" stamp design is firstly stamped with versamark then embossed with gold embossing powder and set with the heat tool using one of the stamps from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set which I randomly stamped over the Natural Composition paper. 

The leaves were die cut using the Autumn Accents die with the Big Shot and then curled at the edges using the bone folder. The paper used for the leaves is the new Soho Subway and the grunge-y browns, greys & creams were perfect for this project. The leaves were fixed to the card using an antique brad. A piece of chocolate chip stitched ribbon finishes the tag. 

As this tag has more of a masculine feel it is my entry to Totally papercrafts #174 - lets hear it for the boys, Little Claires #34 - male theme, cupcake crafts #249 - not square.

Back tomorrow with some packaging ideas using Stampin Up tag a bag & box :)