Bill loves country, so the boot was a perfect choice for him. And I can blame the whole thing on Alice, his wife, who is a good friend, a fabulous artist and a card-maker extraordinaire. She's the one who taught me the joy of receiving a hand-crafted card in the mail.
I started with a boot line drawing from the net, sized to fit the card,
and cut out a Gelli print outline with a craft knife.
I can use the cut-out for a mask the next time I need a good kick....whoops, I mean a boot.
Choosing a complementary Gelli print on a thin mulberry paper,
I cut out the boot base and 'frilly' stuff (don't tell Bill I said that), with small sharp scizzors.
As you can see, I'm very tidy when I work.
I went with the first choice, 'cause Bill is such a cool guy! Happy birthday, Bill, and an extravaganza of many more more to come!