The sketch made me think of the Pop of Paradise Washi tape colours and so I went with that as my inspiration. For some reason I also had this idea of pink cowgirl boots in my head and I thought, "why not?"
My base is Basic Black followed by a layer of Melon Mambo. Then I took one of the designs in the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series paper and sponged the outer area with Basic Black ink and then followed that up with sponging the inside area with Melon Mambo ink. I love how the sponging made the "hidden" design prominent. One of the special things about the Pop of Paradise Washi tape is that there is some gold among the designs. And so I added gold to the design of my card. The small piece of rectangle peeking out is Gold Glimmer paper. Next I have a rectangle of black onto which I've first stamped the spray of flowers from the Birthday Blossoms set using Whisper White Craft ink. Once that dried, I added some gold embossed splatter using an image from the Gorgeous Grungle set to the lower area. Then I used a Blender Pen to take some VersaMark from my ink pad and carefully put a dot of the VersaMark into the centre of each blossom. Using my tweezers, I added gold embossing powder and then used my heat gun to emboss it. The results were even better than I had hoped.
I stamped the boots from the Country Livin' set onto Shimmery White specialty paper using Basic Gray archival ink and then watercoloured them using Melon Mambo ink and Basic Black ink. For the buckle, I used the Gold Wink of Stella pen. More gold in a die-cut butterfly and the heat embossed sentiment adds to the bling. To ground the card and add a bit of "country" I used a piece of Burlap Ribbon behind the images.
I love the final result. It's a fabulous feminine nod to all the country loving people. I hope you like it, too.
Now, about the blog candy. I'll send three die-cuts, one copper-embossed, to anyone living in Canada who comments on my blog post. Further details on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge site. See you there!