My husband was starting a new job, and at the last minute I decided to make a card to let him know I was praying for him. Since the idea didn't dawn on me until...well, nearly dawn, I decided to use this little cowboy I had previously cut from the Cricut cartridge A Child's Year.
Just to clarify a couple of things: My husband isn't a cowboy and his new job isn't in the rodeo. But he did wear a cowboy-style shirt in his favorite elementary school picture, which was enough of a connection for me at 3 a.m. And the card was supposed to say, "Howdy, cowboy!", but that didn't happen.
Back to the card...
I wanted to play around with some reactive foil and my new toner pen, so I added foil to the cowboy's spurs. I tried writing a sentiment with the toner pen and adding foil, but that was a total failure. (Why do I always think it's a good idea to try new techniques at the last minute???) Anyway, since I had already glued the cowboy to my card, I had to cut the sentiment away and work with what remained. I grabbed a new blank card, mounted what was left of my cowboy card on silver shimmer cardstock, then added some snakeskin washi tape and silver star sequins.
It's the thought that counts, after all. Even if that thought comes just before sunrise.