After last month's Waltzing Mouse Pyjama Party I decided I could not live without the WMS Ocean Bound set any longer - and can you blame me. Not only is it chock full of lovely images but the sentiment are just fabulous too.
I started thinking about this card last Saturday as soon as the first Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge was announced - I was desperate to play along as I've really missed the weekly challenges and think it's wonderful that Tara and Deborah have started up these challenges.
Initially I just had the idea of merging the two different coloured Zig Zag Stripe backgrounds together with no real purpose for the card. My plan was to break open the new Ocean Bound set which had arrived the day before and experiment.
I had the Tim Holtz Gear cut out from a previous project and I thought it kind of resembled a ship's wheel and would make a good mount for this image from the set. After cutting out the image with a Spellbinders Circle I covered it with Versamark and UTEE'd it. I loved the effect - especially mounted on the "ship's wheel".
I wanted to make it an easel card so I cut 6 die cut Sizzlit anchors and layered them together so I had a stopper for the easel card, stamped a WMS Pinstriped Background (I stamped off once so it wasn't too heavy) and a couple of images and another sentiment from WMS Tying the Knot. Naturally I couldn't leave the envelope bare and stamped this gorgeously detailed anchor from Ocean Bound.
I like to think that when Gavin is settled in London he'll have this card in pride of place in his digs and think about his old mum from time to time, 'cause I'll be thinking of (and worrying about) him.