I decided to make a parchment card for a friend's birthday, and as she is a keen birdwatcher, this one ws an obvious choice. The pattern is from an old Parchment Craft magazine (September 2009) and by Mary G Kerr. I started with the outer layer. In the original pattern, this was done on blue fantasy parchment but as I didn't have any I used some printed vellum I got ages ago (sorry no make on it). I traced the flower pattern with gold pen and gently embossed it, but I'm not sure how effective that was as the patterned vellum hides the embossing. The inner layer was made by placing my parchment over an outline of a Blue Tit and then using my Derwent Studio Pencils to draw/colour it. I also drew the branch and part of the buds with pencil but traced the flowers and white part of the buds with white pen before embossing them. Finally I added some dorsing on the back of the parchment behind the bird. I really like putting drawing birds on parchment but have only got patterns for Blue Tits and Robins. Must search out some more.