Remember how I said I wanted to recreate this cute little elf cardholder that was in a craft magazine of mine but was missing his directions?
Well, I did it but I’m not sure it can be called a success. Something seems a little…off…
Does he kind of look like he has “one chromosome too many?” Where the original looks very cute, my version is about 35% creepy, and 25% like it was done in a kindergarten class. Both versions are 100% kitsch. There is a fine line between kitsch and bad taste, people. I’m not sure where this guy falls. Although I do have him hanging up in my house, and will put Christmas cards in his envelope as they arrive, I’m not sure I’ll put him up again next year. We’ll see – maybe he’ll grow on me.
Anyway, I had mentioned doing a tutorial for this if anyone was interested, but now I’m not sure it’s tutorial worthy. If you’d like to make him, let me know and I’ll put one together.