I've not had time to look at the challenges out at the moment for inspiration, so I've muddled together a simple birthday card for my Dad who doesn't like a lot of fuss.
He has a few Koi Carps in his ponds (amongst other fishies) which are in his back garden. I've had a look at Koi Carp colours and different species and I've taken the colours from them. I 'paved' the single stamp numerous times on the card, and then coloured them.
I've added some Smooch Pearlised Accent Ink in White to certain parts of the fish to highlight them, unfortunately, my camera has not picked this up. The Zippo Lighter is his pressie and you might guess another love of his is Playing Darts!
Image - Koi Carp Stamp (ebay no idea who made it), Sentiment form Papermania
Paper - Papermania Textured card, and Gemstone card
No Embellies, No Tools.
Thanks for looking !