My inspiration came from a page in Princess Cruise Magazine. I loved the woman's falling headpiece, against the straight lines of her umbrella.
After sketching, I photocopied my image, taped it to the pre-cut cardstock and began cutting.
Next I needed an interior color. I ordered these Rainbow cardstock from Staples, I think, it's been a while. They're lightly textured and give a great variety of colors.
And finally, here's what I got. A pretty simple design, loved by my mom.