I saw this card design in a magazine last year and it reminded me of summers at the beach. I remember trying to get the umbrella up while the wind seemed to have another plan for it. When I positioned it so my little one could sleep or make a castle without getting a sunburn, the umbrella would blow down the beach. Those were mostly good memories though.
I used Stampin'Up cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chipand SU Hawaiian Papaya designer paper for the umbrella. I made the umbrella with 4 squares folded in triangles.
The dunes were made by tearing course sandpaper. ("borrowed" from my husband's collection)
I tore a small cloud shape from white cardstock and laid it on my white card stock and then brushed pale blue pastels off the cloud shape. (discard the cloud shaped template) I used a darker blue pastel to color the ocean background. Used black fine point pen for see gulls.
The tag is a Stampin'Up Modern Label punch. I added bronze brads to hold the tag on.
I plan to use this card to send some photos to a friend that I took of her and her family at Figure Eight Island a few summers ago. We were both much thinner then! ARGH!