I was having fun using my new embossing folders. Both the houndstooth and the stripes made there debut in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog (the big one.) I used the houndstooth embossing folder on the base of the card. I think you will be able to see it if you click on the picture for a closer view. I used the stripes embossing folder on the island indigo panels.
I used blender pens and my ink pads to color in the bonsai tree. If you have never used a blender pen before, then check out this short video:
Stamp sets: Plant Hope
Paper:Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Basic Black
Ink: Staz On Black, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, silver brads, cork sheets
Tools: Blender Pens, Houndstooth and Stripes Embossing Folders, Big Shot