This is a card I made for my dad a few years ago. It was done after a trip to the Creativ Festival in Toronto, where I picked up a ton of shaped buttons. :)
Originally I had high waves in the water, but wisely smoothed them out as they didn't quite fit the sentiment I was going for (smooth sailing). The birds were leftover curls from one of my punches and the score lines for the insert frame were added with a stylus and a metal stencil I also got at that show.