We are having an ATC themed swap this month in one of my trade groups and the theme is cows! I really had a hard time with this because I have absolutely no cow themed stamps or dies or anything. So.. I cheated and borrowed a stamp from a friend (thanks June!!). What I did was used sticky back canvas by Claudine Hellmuth and some embossing powders to create a cool leathery type background. I actually cut out my own template from packing plastic and a exacto knife. It actually came out better than I thought haha! Take a look.