I have been entertaining house guests for a few days and decided I NEEDED to craft to relax. I chose to do a quickie seaside scene card inspired by the Art Impression stamp set, Sizzix embossing folder (from BFC) and Sizzix sandcastle die set (also from BFC). The seaside words were embossed on a white washed craft core paper and sanded to bring out the words. A little water on the edges and some rubbing helped to distress the edges. The die cut sandcastle was tinted with a little chalk and Distress ink. I colored the three lovely vintage ladies with Copic pens, fussy cut them, and adhered them to a (5-1/4" white square) card with foam dots.
I think the saying that comes with the Ai stamp set is humorous so I couldn't resist stamping it inside the card, adding the die cut seaweed, and applying some chalk for additional color. This was a super easy card to assemble because of the dies and embossing folder. I think all the supplies can certainly be used on many future summertime seaside projects. Please check out HM Ben Franklin Crafts to buy the Sizzix items and see what other great products are available at the 'best craft stores' in Hawaii!
P.S. I have an extra never used Ai rubber stamp set (the one shown on the left in the photo above) which I will sell for $12 to anyone in the U.S. I will include two die cut paper castles, two paper seaweed die cuts, and two impressed paper white washed word panels. Plus, I will mail the items to you for free. Contact me if you are interested....I have only one extra stamp set. (email@example.com)