I had to make the boots "alligator" leather by running them through the Cuttlebug.
I think you can see the texture on the ATC. I used the canvas ATC base I bought at JoAnn's.
I hand cut the boots, but Dies by Dave (http://diesbydave.storenvy.com/) now has dies so you can run them through a Cuttlebug or a similar machine.
We have been visiting with some friends for the past 3 days & we have been on the go go go. Fun! It's supposed to rain all weekend here on the coast so it will be a perfect time to continue making product for the 3 craft fairs I have coming up in November & December.