Hi crafters! It’s the middle of the week and the middle of the month! Bad news: you already lost half a month in which you could have participated in the Make The Day Special Stamp Store April challenge. Good news: You still have half a month to go! We have a fun tic-tac-toe challenge in which you can select any row in the square below. The only condition: use a product that is being sold in the Store and you are eligible for a gift certificate if we pick you as a winner.
For my project, I decided to pick the topmost row: masculine, metallics, and wood. I decided to combine this challenge with the current Mama Elephant April challenge which wants humor – and so I realized a card that I had been thinking about for while now. The sci-fi nerds amongst you will hopefully get the joke if you have watched the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” (link to the Youtube trailer).
As you can see, I used the Three Amigos stamps by Mama Elephant yet again. I hope you like these guys because you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of them. Just in case you didn’t get the joke because you never watched the movie, here’s a very short summary to help you appreciate the humor: in “Guardians of the Galaxy” the raccoon Rocket (a space pilot and intergalactic head hunter) has a friend, a walking and talking tree named Groot. They and their friends have a lot of adventures and (do not keep reading if you don’t want to be spoilered!) at the end of the movie Groot sacrifices himself to protect his friends and he is destroyed in the process. Rocket is crushed when he thinks that he has lost his best buddies and carefully holds on to a small piece of splintered wood while he mourns. But they plant the wood into a flower pot and in the last seconds of the movie you can see that the twig has turned into a happy dancing baby Groot. That’s why my card is for a good friend – they mean the world to us.
No more spoilers from here on out I colored the little guy with my Copic Markers and die cut him with the matching dies. I find more often than not the investment into the dies is really worth it because it’s not just faster, it looks so much better than my fussy cutting. I used various distress inks to create the background for Rocket, which should be a bit spacey.
The stars were cut from adhesive backed sheets of thin wood. You get it? Because Groot is a tree! And I added a few rhinestones for sparkle, to simulate the stars and tie in the challenge theme a bit better. To finish it off, I added a silver embossed sentiment to the inside of the card.
I hope you enjoyed the card and could get a little chuckle out of it. Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon. Cheers!