My inspiration spawned from the versatility of the palm tree die cut in the kit. I wanted to use it without the borders in the die cut, so that I can bend and play with the shape of my palm tree as how I see fit to build by beachy card.
I started by die cutting the palm tree out twice from white card stock, and colored it in with copic markers. I tossed out the outline parts, so that I can build my tree without any directional restriction. Now I could have one straight and one bending to the side when I piece the trees back together like legos.
Last but not least, I added coconuts to my palm tree by using a 3/8" circle punch. I copic colored them and added details with a white gel pen.
I blended some warm colors (pink and orange) onto my card base with the waves stencil in the kit to create some soft pattern interest. I also die cut an inverted scallop oval frame to bring my entire scene together. I adhered all the parts directly onto the card base.
Keep your die cut pieces together with some post-it tape to hold everything in place while you color. It will make coloring a lot easier, and when you're done, you can simply remove the post it tape and toss the outline parts away.