I made this ATC using the brand new Owl Buddy. I traced all of his shapes on to assorted pieces of patterned paper (on the back so that you don't see pencil marks), and cut them out. This cute stencil has pretty simple to cut shapes, but it can be a little time consuming. But I have great news! We will have Owl Buddy available as a die! So you will easily be ale to cut him (or her!) out with all types of fun papers very quickly.
He is the perfect size for an ATC (2.5" x 3.5"). Here's my second project. A card using the brand new (and very elegant) Heron.
I simply used white embossing paste to get the image on to my kraft paper. After it dried, I noticed I had a few unpleasant little lumps. So here's a quick tip...I used my Cutter Bee scissors (little scissors with very sharp points) and just trimmed off the excess. It worked perfectly, and now the embossing paste looks nice an smooth all over.