Or maybe that should be cowgirl!! *wonderin if it is weird that an Arapaho Indian is saying she wants to be a cowgirl....shrugs shoulders* Okay so the boot I used on a recipe LO. I will post the LO later after all the swaps are received. I made the saddle to go with the boot. I am also working on a cowboy hat.
Oh yes anyway.......The BOOT is made with George, of course....and there are 3 mats. The bottom layer is the sole and base. The next layer is the boot part and the last is the spur. I used a mini brad for the middle of the spur. Now when ya cut the boot don't freak out, the cut outs are NOT welded. Also make sure you have a good blade and your pressure and depth set right. I got a lot of tearing, but that could be because my cricut was tired from cutting out 18 boots!! *I might put Stetson out of business! HA HA HA* The insert is to be hand cut, just easier that way. I used some shimmer paper. Good thing is that it can be made whatever color your heart desires!! I used a small black pen to draw on the stitching. I also inked the edges.
I just cut the SADDLE tonight. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. I think I might design some concho's to go on the saddle though. I used the mini brads and they look okay I guess. I didn't spend much time on embellishing it because I just wanted to see if it would cut okay. There are 3 mats to this one also. It is a good sturdy saddle by the time you get it all together!! *DISCLAIMER - this saddle is not intended for use on a real horse, any use of this saddle on a real horse could cause bodily harm to the individual. Please use with caution and only use for paper crafting, now back to the program*
I will have to see when I can get the cowboy hat done. I did finish my BBQ swap, except one item that I have to work on. So probably this weekend I will have quite a few files available that have to do with BBQ and picnic themes!! WOOHOO Just in time for summer!!