This photo sure came out dark! I used chocolate chip SU cardstock for the background and ran it through the Cuttlebug. Cut out the leaves with my E and used the negative cut out for the border. The glittered leaf came from the floral department in a bag of loose leaves.
I always like to find striped paper inside a stack then tend to struggle to find
a good way to utilize the stripes. Two shades of brown cardstock were used to accent the stripes. Copper colored brads are in the center of the squares. I added a Studio G sentiment and a ribbon.
The ribbon is chocolate chip but looks like a deep burgandy in the photo.
The next card is one that I saw online last year. It's strips of cardstock cut about 1" wide, edges were inked and then I layed them over an orange card base. Used my E to cut ovals for the eyes and used the negative cut of the word "Boo".
I like the effect of the negative cut outs on these two cards.