I made quite a few cards recently mainly for DT's but some are just because I can, but I seemed to be going down the Clean and Simple way or less cluttered.
This goes for this sweet little Sailor Boy from Maurie Manning, once I layered the papers all my embellishments are the MFT boat using dies and cutting out the MFT wave die for a border.
The reef knot are an afterthought even now not sure they work, but they have to stay since I stuck them down.
The sentiment is LOTV, they have had a sale of some of their stamps so not sure they still have them.
I can't help like my almost uncluttered card and if the card makes me happy then job done.