Sometimes I put the piece I cut out back in behind the inlay to pop it out and give definition.
Pro tip: It’s smart to remember to punch the holes for the coat buttons and put the orange leather in before! I forgot on one and had to peel it back off, punch the holes, put the orange leather in, and stick him back down.
I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.