Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentines for Boys!

Too Big for "Kid Stuff"
(Darn it!)

I made these Valentines for our two young grandsons. They are ten and nine and, unfortunately, too old (they say!) for little boy themes. I think this image from Mo's Digital Pencil fits the bill nicely.


This one is a spinner card. The guitar spins around when you tilt the card back and forth. These are just so much fun to make, and kids love them! You can find the directions here on the Splitcoast Stampers site. I made mine 5" by 7" and adapted the measurements. 
I used Basic Grey DP, Stampin! Up Ruby Red and Ballet Blue CS, and Paper Trey Ink white. I colored the air guitarist with Copics, cut the image out with my narrow oval Nestibilities, and sponged around it with red ink. The guitar is a Google image, also colored with Copics and a Spica pen. I mounted it on punched ovals for more stability. The sentiment is part of a $1.00 stamp from Michaels that said, "You Rock My World". The hearts were made of DP mounted on light weight cardboard (from a cereal box!) and cut out with a Cuttlebug die. I adhered the "love" ribbon with tacky tape so that it would show through SU!'s Word Window punch.

This one uses some of the same elements, but the CS is Real Red and Buckaroo Blue. I added some glittery foam hearts, Martha Stewart punch border, and some brads, I cut the image out by hand using the "out-of-the-box" technique.


Catherine said...

Wow your two cards are great Elaine ! I agree with you it's so difficult to make cards for little boys who think they are not that little ! Your nephews will be delighted ! Great job ! Smile from Catherine

Candy said...

Just SUPER cards!! Love them both and although I still think 10 should be younger ( I am so old fashioned!! ) - your grandson's will love your special cards.
Hugs, Candy

Deirdre said...

Elaine, amazing cards. Love your DT card for this week's challenge and the cards for your grandsons are FAB.

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Happy Friday.