I wanted to do a collaboration with Gracie Harrold, whose channel is new. Gracie makes Disney based cards with a new twist. I have been friends with her mother, Barbara, whose been a great supporter of my channel and when Barbara told me about Gracie’s channel, I offered the idea of a collaboration so that others can see the unique spin Gracie puts on Disney movie-based cards.
I found an image of baby Groot from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, and had copies made at Staples on white cardstock. I used a wood embossing folder from Darice with Baked Brown Sugar paper from Stampin’ Up that was 5 1/4″ x 4″ wide and ran it through my Vagabond. I took my chip brushes from Harbor Freight Liquidators and used Distress inks, Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke and Gathered Twigs with my brushes to make the background look more like a tree.
I cut out all of the baby Groots and then found a Touch 5 marker in the color of putty and colored all around the edges of the Groots.
I cut off the legs on two of the Groots and used the marker on the edges, then cut the arms off of one Groot and did the same. I cut the head off another Groot and the eyes and mouth off of another and colored the edges of them as well. I wanted to create a 3’d image of Groot so glued the full Groot to foam tape and put it toward the right side of my tree background. Then I put foam tape behind the legs and added them to the image and added foam tape to a second pair of legs and added them to the Groot. Then added foam tape to the back of the arms and laid the arms in place. I added a second head with foam tape toward the top of the head and none toward the bottom so the top of his head stands up more than the bottom and put tear tape on the bottom so it laid flat. Then I added the eyes and mouth again making the eyes have more foam tape under them than the mouth.
I had cut a flower out of his hands and so I made a branch by using markers on white cardstock and using foam tape behind the branch and laid the end of the branch in his hands. I used stamps and dies from Sizzix called Words and Tags and the number is 657919 for the set. I used small flowers and stamped them with Stampin’ Up Daffodil Delight and Distress Ink Fossilized Amber and swiped the Fossilized Amber across the stamp and then stamped over the Daffodil Delight, and used the die to cut out five flowers and four sets of leaves that I colored with markers. I put foam backing on the flowers in two rows so they were higher than the branch and used tear tape to attach the leaves to the back of the flowers. I attached three flowers with leaves on the branch and one flower without a leaf in his hand and the last flower and leaf, I laid in the bottom right corner of the card.
I printed using many different fonts, “I am Groot” and “I am Groot” (Thinking of You) on my copier on white 110 lb Georgia Pacific cardstock and chose the one I liked best for my card. I cut the two sayings out so that they were thin strips and laid them aside. I colored one yellow and used a brown marker to accent the edge of the saying and then cut it into a banner shape and added it to the front of the card using tear tape. You have to use a strong adhesive when attaching things to embossed backgrounds.
I used the other sentiment for the inside of the card and cut it into a banner as well. I used an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2′ card base in baked brown sugar and scored the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″ and made a side folding card. I put tear tape on the back of my tree with Groot background and attached it to the front of the card. I put my sentiment inside and stamped the back with my stamp.
I used the flower stamp and stamped and colored it on the back flap of my envelope.
I really enjoyed this experience and hope that you will go to Gracie’s channel and check out her video as well. Here is a link to Gracie’s channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbdLeUbM6wRhbsHUA9IibLA