My BFF has an adorable nephew and niece who love to get mail. She asked me to do a couple of cards to send them "just because". The little guy is into anything cowboy! So here is what I came up with for him. It was SO MUCH FUN to do. It was great having my Cricut up and working and being able to use my SVG files again. I forgot how much I enjoyed working with them.
The boot and letters were cut with my Cricut. I used my Copics to color the string and make it look like rope, and used distress inks on the lighter color of the boot:
I used my paint program to design the fence, hitching post and horsehoes, then imported them into my Make The Cut program and cut them out with the Cricut. I used distress inks on them and also my Copics. The fence is on "pop up" pieces to raise when you open the card. The horse was a bought piece by Jolie. I added the grass, rope and horseshoe on the fence. There are LOTS of pop dots everywhere:
On this last piece I left space for her to write a little note. The Sheriff's badge was a piece I found in my stash that I've had for years - I have no idea where it even came from but it sure came in handy for this!