I wanted to keep with the beach theme for this birthday card due to a summertime birthday and keep it masculine. This is my current fav stamp set by Stampin up.
Cut a 3 1/2 inch piece of white cardstock and masked off the bottom 2/3rds and sponged the top with a light blue ink, then switch the mask so I could sponge in the water.
Adding a little brown and green to the final lower 3rd allowed me to stamp the birds in the water and the sea grass as well.
Sentiment is raised on foam squares.