The circle is watercolor paper. I just used my Aqua Painter and ink that I squeezed into the lid. I painted the bottom with Sahara Sand which I then stamped Gorgeous Grunge lightly. The top is painted with Soft Sky with Lost Lagoon painted across the horizon. The secret is not to think about it - just load your Aqua Brush with water and ink and swish it across the paper. The rope image is from Sea Street. I curved the stamp on the acrylic block. Use Gorgeous Grunge all over the Vanilla card and glued a piece of burlap ribbon down one side. On scrap vanilla card stock, I stamped the starfish from Picture Perfect (love this stamp!), cut it out and then went over it with Wink of Stella before adhering it to the circle with dimensionals. The birds are done by hand (just make a check mark!)
While I was working on the cards, I was standing up to stamp and bent over my work table. Sammie jumped up on my back and peered over my shoulder to make sure I was stamping straight! I had my phone right beside me so was able to get a picture!