I kinda helped myself to a couple of leaves from that super bright tree that I posted pics of a few days ago and made a Canadian flag with one of them. It should be noted that I first attempted to preserve the leaves using a glycerin & water technique with poor results, so I went with the old standby: Clear contact paper. Used double stick tape to adhere it to the cardstock.
Acorn caps and beads. Drilled a hole thru the cap and used some glue to keep them in place, then put the head pin through and added a seed bead on the bottom to make the point of the acorn bead. Last, I painted the caps with clear nail polish.
It is surprisingly hard to find beads to fit the caps...or hard to find caps to fit my beads, whichever.
Here's another attempt at leaf stamping with paints.
And here are some gorgeous maple leaves I sealed in clear contact paper.
This one tree had several leaves with a red spot on them.