I decided to try a technique recently shown by Gina K. where one embosses each end of the CS leaving a space in the middle. My folder is a leaf pattern but I have no idea which brand it is. As an after thought I swiped a small amount of ink over the raised leaves but as I had already added some elements I had to be very careful. This layer was then added to a black layer to give a slight border. The stamp set used is from GKD and I stupidly forgot I had the dies for this set and fussy cut the bird myself. He was stamped onto mixed media CS and then coloured with Inktense pencils and Sakura Glaze pens. The sentiment is from the same set and is one I am quite fond of so have used a few times. I added some dew drops to a few leaves and some small silver beads to the sentiment section. I quite like the result and shall try this embossing method again soon.