I made this card for a friend that used to work with DH before they both retired. Previous to that, He and I worked together for many years...in fact he went on to be the Vice President of my union.
He is coming to visit us up at the lake in July and I have this card ready to give him. He did us an enormous favour when DH retired and this card is to thank him. The image will have a special meaning for him (that I can not share the details of here).
The wee charm is from England and seemed so appropriate for this card as he was our anchor.
I have used a VOS (very old stash) item on this card. The tag that the anchor is hanging from and the snippet of DP behind the sentiment are actually both tags. They are from a package of aqua, orange, and blue tags and die cuts in various sizes, that I bought at a garage sale...a long, long, time ago. I just liked the aqua/orange colour combo and then never used it! lol So I hung the anchor from a little tag and trimmed down a larger one to mat the sentiment...mitchy matchy...just the way I like it! My daughters tease me about that... lol
PS My DH did not like the colours I used for the tug boat. He says it would blend in with the water too much. A brighter, more vibrantly coloured tugboat may make an appearance in the near future!
****************This is card #42 of 50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************
Card base - from my stash
DP - snippets from my stash
Punches - Stampin' Up oval
Stamps -image and sentiment stamp are both Stampin' Up
Ink - Momento black and comics
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. We Do Doobadoo - Spotty and dotty (my background paper is dotty)