The sunset background for the Tiki Bar is actually a paper towel that I used to sop up Distress Inks from my craft mat. I thought it was too pretty to just throw away, so I used an adhesive spray and adhered it to a piece of cardstock. Then I die cut it using a scalloped oval die.
The Tiki Bar was die cut from a semi-glossy grey piece of cardstock and also from fun foam (my favorite way to add dimension). The sand is from Mudd Puddles. (It's actually called Snow, but it looks more like the type of sand I'm used to seeing, not snow.) The small shells are also from Mudd Puddles (Shells). The large shells are from a beach trip to Florida a few years back.
I left the Life is Better at the Beach Cute Cube in white as I wanted it to stand out from the glossy black background. The netting is recycled from a sack of oranges.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the DV design team has created using all the new releases.