Recently my daughter's boyfriend sailed off into the sunset (well actually he's been posted to serve as a trainee engineer on a cargo ship sailing between Spain and France!) as part of his Marine Engineering course. He went a few weeks ago and is not back until nearly Christmas. Yes, a long time and I know how much she is missing him :0( However her job as a very busy junior doctor keeps her quite distracted, especially the frantic on calls!
Before Tom left for sea I decided to commission a little ACEO that I could use to make into a Bon Voyage card for him.
For those not " in the know " an ACEO stands for Art Card, Editions and Originals. These are a branch of ATC s (Artist Trading Cards) where artists make little miniature works of arts to trade with one another or sell.
ACEOs are very affordable as they small, about the size of football trading cards, but they are still one of a kinds.
The artist I bought from is the talented Vita who sells on Etsy.
I added some "sea" themed backing paper
As a keen paper crafter we NEVER waste a scrap of paper so I decided to also use the backing paper to make my Dad's birthday card and a couple of other male cards (these are always the tricky ones to do).
I used a paper folded shirt on this one for my Dad's card...
and a different variation for this one and also a third variation shown below.
It's so interesting how differently cards turn out despite using very similar "ingredients". So once I finished my crafting session I had 4 cards !
So Bon Voyage to Tom and a very safe time out at sea, see you at Christmas!
Bye for now,