My sister gave me several of these cute little felt owls a while back. I embossed duplex cardstock with a birch trees embossing folder and then sanded it to reveal some white areas. This duplex cardstock was much sturdier than others I have on hand and required LOTS of sanding so I expect that the black layer was fairly thick. I like how it turned out. I mounted this layer onto a white card, added a white die cut circle, a black branch (TH) and then the owl so he is framed by the circle. Love it! To finish off my card I added a little laser printed greeting which I laser printed and fussy cut. I mounted it with 3D foam tape.