I was quite pleased with the final result given it is my first attempt. The template is Ellen Hutson witches shoe template from a few years ago.
I transferred the template onto my Studio software. I cannot offer you the cutting file as it is against her copyright but you can down load the template from her website linked above.
I cut the shoe out from black card from my stash. It is pretty stiff card. I then cut the template cut again this time using skin style "Payper" card stock....... I'm not sure if it is card because it has a plastic type coating and is thin, very flexible but strong.
I folded the black card to form the shape of the shoe, then I adhered the skin card over the black shoe.
Next, I cut the inside lining of the shoe using patterned paper from the Portobello Road collection I adhered that to the inside of the shoe. I didn't line it up quite accurately and there were a few gaps along the side of the shoe. I had part of the skin pieces left that I didn't stick to the outside so I used that to cover the sole of the shoe. It did the job of covering my mistakes.
Now it is time to decorate the shoe. I punched 3 holes both side of the front "opening" and inserted gem brads. The bottom brad secured the two sides of the shoe front. Here I inserted some curled wire and a feather. I didn't want to add too much being as its my prototype.
Saying that I felt it needed something else, but what? I finally struck on the idea of using some peel offs to edge the heel and around the edges of the shoe.
I used a chain effect peel off but in retrospect I think simple straight lines would have looked better.
I'm surprised how sturdy it turned out to be, I think it would be lovely with a sprig of flowers or some chocolates wrapped in cellophane inserted inside the shoe as a small gift.
I think the shoe would look lovely in the steam punk style too.
I think Ellen has made other style shoe templates so I'm going to see if I can find some more!!