I cut a cattail border in dark green at 1.5". Since the borders on this cartridge are single color borders, I used my Burnt Umber Copic Ciao marker (E29) to color the tops of the cattails. I then cut the man out at 4". I decided I wanted the big smiley face rather than the one that comes on the body, so I cut the head off the body and put the big smiley face in its place.
I then cut out all the clothes (<Fisher>), the fishing basket (select Accessories 1, then Shift, then <Fisher>), and the fishing pole (select Accessories 2, then <Fisher>). I decided to put some fishing line on the pole using Sew Easy's bakers twine, and used my Zig Two-Way glue pen to glue it down. To give the man freckles, I used my Brick Beige Copic Ciao marker (E31).
When I was at the National Scrapbook Day crop, I won a couple of stamps in a door prize, and one of them was a little stamp that said "Give me the simple life." I felt that was appropriate for this card, so I stamped it using American Crafts Chestnut ink. For the inside, I used Tim Holtz's Way With Words stamp, and then used a "Happy Birthday" stamp that I had from another collection.
I used a really neat tool called a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig by Inkadinkado to help me stamp straight. If you are a stamper, I highly recommend getting one of these tools, especially for those stamps that just aren't mounted right! I won this at a crop, and now I wish I had been using one all along!
My husband really liked his birthday card, and had a great birthday all around. Thank you for joining me today, and happy crafting!