I then coloured him in (not as good as my mum used to do, but I'm rusty...). I stamped the word Fishing from the stamp set at the bottom, and then cut it out using a nestie shape which I mounted onto plain black card.
On a separate piece of card I stamped the fisherman's sentiment " A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work" and mounted it onto the same black card I used for the nestie shape.
I used some pretty green paper from my stash to cover the "steps" and then the fish were stamped using flitterglu and covered with the gilding flakes, because I thought the scales would be particularly effective. I cut them out and stuck them to the front steps using pinflair gel.
The three steps were all edged with silver peel off border strips that I coloured black with my promarker.
Finally, I used a Little Claire Designs save the date stamp for the birthday greeting.