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Pisces birthday card idea with Digital Delights Pisces stamp and paper

Pisces birthday card with Digital Delights Pisces stamps and paper, design by Paperesse.

I've used Digital Delights Pisces digital stamp, Pisces sentiment and matching Pisces paper for this birthday card for a male friend. These stamps work well for guys or gals; I used the same set up for this Capricorn card for my sister in-law.

I did keep the colors sober, for a bit more masculine look, but really what is a masculine look anymore? I see quite a few gentleman walking around in colorful clothing.

A few enamel dots are scattered around for texture. You might have noticed I've been using rather a lot of these lately. They're my new 'go to' embellishment. I like the fact that they give a bit of color and texture, but are relatively flat. Since most of my cards are mailed, it's nice if they fit flat in the envelope with no protruding bits that could offend the mail sorting machine gods. There's a direct correlation between mounting postage prices and my card crafting style. Compare today's post with this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink vintage look card from 2013. Quite a change, huh?

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Digital Delights Zodiac paper pack
Digital Stamps – Digital Delights Pisces and Zodiac sentiments
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – La Cabina stitched circle dies
Embellishments – enamel dots, ribbon

I'm linking up with: Glitter 'N' Sparkle #228 – AG, Come and Get It 26/02 – It's in the Male, Scrapbook Stamp Society #111 – AG, Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1709 – AAG, and Crafting From the Heart #148 – AG.


  1. Soo cute and beautiful!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  2. Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenges.

  3. Love this image, and your coloring is beautiful! Nice design and works great for a masculine card. Thank you for joining us at PIP Challenge this week!

  4. What a fun image you chose to use Shani! I love your treatment of the scales - great shadowing with your blue-greys and a tinge of pink coming thru! You are so skilled with your blending - I struggle to pick out a pencil line in the cap! And do I see a hint of blue shadow under the enamel dots?? Well done toots!

  5. Awesome coloring and shading. Thanks for sharing with the PIP challenges.

  6. This is an awesome card- love the "Sea" theme-perfect for manly card! Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It!
    Carolyn, DT

  7. Love the clean and crisp look of your card and the image is too cute! Thanks for sharing on the PIP challenge this week.

  8. Shani this is very sweet and very beautiful
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. Cute image and fun matching paper.


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