Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo.
~ Glen Campbell, 1975
Remember this card?
My job sent me all over tarnation last week, and I finally got off the saddle this weekend and back into the Crop Crib long enough to make this freakishly fun boot to go with the card.
Isn't that fun?! The template is from fellow Texan Ellen Hutson. You can find her tutorial and link to purchase the template at her blog: Cowboy Boot Paper Template.
I shrunk Ellen's template 77% to make it fit onto a 6" by 6" paper. I cut a couple of 1/4" long strips and sewed them down the middle to make my boots match the boots on the card I. I also distressed the edges with Holtz Distress Inks and did some paper piercing on the top of the boot with a retired Stampin' Up! embossing template. It's really fun to put some personal touches on these boots. So, you know, I had to add some swirly pearls.
Here are all the toys I played with to make the boot. The ingredients for the card (using one of my favorite Texana Designs stamps) and a free download for the word art are here: Saddle Up.
Tomorrow and Tuesday I'm back in the saddle visiting some of the small towns in Central Texas and checking on the nursing homes there. But!!! Wednesday, my adorable sister will be here! We'll be kicking up our boots for sure then.