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Congrats to Janeen, the newest Featured Stamper (FS647) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the birthday/fishing theme but used different images, different dies & different colors.

For my card, I was trying out this new Camo Bg stamp. I will not lie…I had a bit of trouble at first. First couple of times, I used it too much & just made a messy looking bg. The next 5 times, I couldn’t find a color combo I liked. It was going to be like the little fisherman’s vest..but again it looked too messy so I just used a small part of it for the vest. I finally went with sort of a watery color combo then stamped the little fish on top. A little more subtle, but I like it.

The fisherman was colored w/ Copics (except for the paper pieced vest) & I split the greeting above &  below him before adding a dark charcoal layer. The camo bg was actually done on printer paper..it was one of my practice sheets but I liked it so I just glued it to the same charcoal c/s & went w/ it.

Here’s the inside (I replaced the W in Wishes w/ an F from the Pawsitively greeting) & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs: Proud Catch Fisherman, Camouflage BgThose Who Bait (inside: Birthday WishesPawsitively Birthday
Paper: Staples 110# white, dk charcoal
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass, weathered wood, antique linen, iced spruce (ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin & crushed olive were used on the vest)
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchRectangle Stitch Frame dies, Copic Sketch Markers

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