The idea this week at Shopping Our Stash is to use a tool that is old or use a vintage image. I went with an old technique and plain old markers-- leaf printing or it might be called leaf stamping. It's been so long since I first read about it, I don't remember now. I came across this technique about 25 years ago and made a bunch of note papers back then. Using real leaves, color the back side with a marker or use more than one for a different color effect. Then place it marker side down on your surface, cover with a scrap paper and rub it firmly. You can see the results below.
One note: after stamping the leaf, you can use a wet paintbrush and go over it here and there. The markers will run a bit and give a watercolor look. I didn't do that here, but that does usually turn out nice.
I decided to make a Christmas card since I just realized I don't have any new ones to put in my Etsy shop this season. Better get on that. Thanks to SOS for an excuse to get started.