Best Catch Birthday using the Best Catch Stampin' Up Stamp Set

Best Catch Birthday

Hello, hello friends!

I am so excited to share my card with you today! I needed a manly card for my Uncle’s Birthday, so I decided to use the Best Catch Bundle as a tribute to his love of fishing.  I’ve had this bundle for awhile in my stamp collection and never got around to using it until now.  The Best Catch Bundle was fun to use and even though I always find it a bit challenging creating manly cards (I guess my brain is just wired for more feminine things), this set made creating the card easy!

This card captures the feeling that people have when they’re on the river or lake, stalking that big fish.  Peace.  Quiet.  Just you and the fish.  Or at least that’s what I’m told.  To be honest with you, I had to enlist my husband’s help to identify the fish in order to determine its coloring – turns out this is a rainbow trout.  So, not knowing my fish species, a bit of research was involved to reveal what a rainbow trout is suppose to look like.

The card layer is from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Pack. I stamped the images using Stazon Black ink onto Fluid 100 watercolor paper.  Then, I watercolored the images using Seaside Spray, Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo, Purple Posy and Old Olive inks.  The lake is watercolored using Seaside Spray ink and then stamped using the water image from the High Tide stamp set.

Best Catch Birthday Focal Image using the Best Catch Bundle from Stampin'Up

A card isn’t complete without an envelope, so I made one to match.  I inked up my stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers using Old Olive and Flirty Flamingo, gave the stamp a little “huff” as we call it in the stamping world and then stamped the fish onto the front of my envelope.

Birthday Card and Envelope using Best Catch Stamp Set from Stampin' Up

I am posting the measurements and supplies below used to create this card.  If you’d like to create your own and need any supplies, I’d love for you to shop with me.  Just click on the supply buttons below and it will take you to my store.   I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, please feel free to contact me!


  1. Card Base:  Seaside Spray card stock fold and score in half- 4 5/16″ x 6 3/16″;  2 13/16″ x 4 1/16″ layer
  2. Card Mat:  Soft Suede card stock- 4″ x 2 1/4″
  3. Designer Series Paper Layer:  3 13/16″ x 2 1/16″
  4. Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper:  2 3/4″ x 4″


Friends, thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I am so happy you are here!  Have a blessed day and be safe!