Too many elements for one card

When I looked at the sample image for the next card in my Treasure Box kit, I was a little overwhelmed.  Sure, it was a big card, over 6 inches square, but it had a lighthouse and a submarine and a trawler and undersea coral and clouds and waves and it was just too much stuff going on all at once for one card.  I addition, I thought the embellishments on the lighthouse (ribbon stripes and buttons for rocks) made it stand apart from the other elements, so I divided up the diecuts and embellishments and made two cards instead.

The bottom part of the lighthouse card I left open for a sentiment.  the waves were cut with a scallop die, and the cloud die was mine also.  Everything else came from Treasure Box.  I really love their kits, even more because I can change them up and make them my way, and still feel like I got the full value of the kit.