I have been in love with this card by Biggan which I have seen pinned hundreds of times. I tried to make a card based on it last year, but did not have the right leaf die. Now I do:) I bought a set of leaves dies from Stampendous and the largest maple die was perfect for creating this scene. I die cut the negative of the leaf die in a larger piece of acetate and tacked that down over a cream colored piece that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die by My Creative Time. I punched a circle mask out of masking paper, cut it in half and attached it for the setting sun. I drew the line with a pencil. Then I sponged Fired Brick red distress ink into the leaf shape making the edges the darkest and leaving the part under the sun for a reflection. I removed the semi-circle mask and stamped the cat-tails (stamp by Repeat Impressions.) I added some die cut birds (Impression Obsession) and "Thinking" by Penny Black. I stamped the "of you" and adding some black pearls.
As I do with all my favorite cards, I will be teaching this in my classes. I am also entering it in the Craft Stamper Magazine technique challenge to use either inks and stamps (among other choices) and the "Autumn in the Air" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.