Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Naughty Elves

The other night, a couple of "naughty elves" visited my stamping studio:

Steve and his nephew Tyler (who is eight years old "but will be almost nine soon!") decided to make Christmas cards using 0627K Naughty Elves:

Tyler quickly learned how easy it is to blend colored pencils with Gamsol, even for a beginner:

Once their images were colored, they sponged ink on the background:

Steve showed Tyler how to use the rotary trimmer:

He was also intrigued by the Scor-it-All Mini Board, which helped him make a perfect crease:

Instead of putting the Naughty Elves image on the front of his card, Tyler chose to place it inside. The little elves from Cube-0653 Lil' Holiday Helpers were carefully arranged on the outside:

Did you notice his sketch in the photo above? Tyler really gave this layout some serious thought!

Steve chose a more traditional card design, using the Bow-Easy to create an embellishment for his front:

Here are their results:

And the interior of Tyler's card, with 0256D Cool Yule thrown in for good measure:

I asked "the boys" to pose with their creations:

I didn't ask them to goof around for the camera, but you know how boys are:


Shalady88 - Tricia said...

Love the cards and the creativity! And you are BRAVE letting the boys into your craft area! Cute stamp set too! I must have missed seeing that one!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what great memories and awesome cards!

Dee in N.H. said...

Awwww, thanks for a big old grin this morning! Great cards! These guys look like pro's! I love how Tyler had his card all mapped out before he started. I could take lessons from him!

Bev Gerard said...

This is such a fun story with pics!! I'm smiling & giggling all over! Way to go, guys!!

Marie said...

Lovely Christmas card making. Sharing and teaching the next generation is fantastic. Now we will have more 'addicts' to keep us company! :-) lol

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Tricia: those are wood mounted stamps, which is perhaps why you didn't see them. (We currently nearly 2,500 stamps on our website, can you believe it?!) But I didn't let them have the "run of the studio"...I had to keep a careful eye on 'em, LOL!

Debbie, Dee, Tex, and Marie: I agree, it was a lot of fun watching Tyler really get into it. Kids have such a great way of thinking outside the box, too!

Thanks for your comments, ladies. :-)