I tried this leaf several times and had three that were almost good, but missed out on how well the leaf was cut. I picked the one on the largest piece of cardstock and played with it, using Distress Paints (Gathered Twigs, Fired Brick, Old Paper and Rusty Hinge - but not in that order) diluted with water water to watercolor over the patterned orangey cardstock. It's subtle but I think the leaf looks a little more realistic and stands out from the background. But not enough, so...
I went scrounging through my paper stash and found a stack of autumn papers; I selected one with black background and the spotted circles in colors very close to my original cardstock. I cut a piece the size of my big tag and glue & sealed it on.
I went on another search, this time through my stencil collection, and found one from Color Box called Swirl Dots which is very similar to the black dotty-circle paper. Carefully positioning the stencil so I could see the cut lines on my leaf (well, almost all --- I goofed on one at the lower left), I used Distress Markers (Picket Fence, Black Soot and Vintage Photo) to ink in the swirls so they looked like they were going behind the leaf.
I redline-taped the card with the leaf to the tag with the black spotty circles, glued a length of tatted lace (Hobby Lobby Ivory Trim #604439) to hide the line between orange cardstock and black paper, used a brad to attach a philosophy tag ("Destiny") and a beige ribbon to attache a philosophy band ("possibility begins with imagination" - hey, it was the first to fall out of the package...).
My third entry in this challenge: "Destiny" (because isn't this always the destiny of maple leaves --- they turn color and fall from the tree?):