On this card I placed an owl cut with my Cricut out of scrapbooking cardstock. I had bought several 12x12 sheets that were not great on the one side but just chocolate on the back. I thought he should be sitting on something but I struggled a bit about what it should be. I tried stamping a bit of wood with a border stamp, I tried a piece of fiber, I thought of something more dimensional but nothing matched very in color. So I settled for a strip of the same paper whose edges were distressed. I used my distress tool but you can use the edge of your scissors or xtacto knife. The background was stamped in brown with Stampin Up! Itty Bitty Background stamp.