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Sunday, March 3, 2013

"The Great Gatsby" Inspiration


Hi! Lori here from The Singing Shell blog with a decorative easel card inspired by The Great Gatsby movie coming up in May.  I love the simple but opulent look of the fashion and especially the architecture in that era.  I also  remember reading this book in high school and I have to admit that reading it again as an adult makes me appreciate it more than I did as a teenager.  I guess you have to live a little to understand certain things.

So, guess what cartridge was perfect for this card?  You got it!  The Art Deco Cricut cartridge.  It is filled with a lot of the images can used for that Roaring Twenties look and for masculine cards or projects.

First, I made the circle easel card base.   To make the circle easle base, I used the directions from the Fresh & Fun Blog.  This video is great, too.  If you do no have circle cutter templates, you can easily make it the card base on the Gypsy, CCR, or Design Studio.

1.  I cut the Sugrddy (p43) image at 4 inches.  Love him!  He looks very dapper.


2.  Next, I used a circle edge punch on the black cardstock.  (It reminds me of the Chrysler Building for some reason.)  

3.  I attached it to the front of my card base and added the die cut.
4.  I stamped a clock image with a watermark ink and then the sentiment "what is possible in art becomes thinkable in life" in a light brown color. 


The sentiment is stamped on top of the clock watermark image.

5.  I added some metals gears.
6.  To hold the card up, I used a ticket and pop dots.



 Here is another version of the card in a regular 5 x7 card:


Happy Crafting!!

Designer: Lori Sjogren
Machines: Cricut Create
Supplies: Cardstock - Recollections, Tim Holtz Kraft Resist, SEI; Ticket - Tim Holtz; Buttons - Melissa Frances; sentiments - Unity Stamps & Tori Spelling; Gears - Lisa Pavelka; Circle Edge Punch - Martha Stewart Diamond Lake; Stamp


              

24 comments:

  1. Such a stunning card -- love it!!

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  2. Lori, this is such a wonderful card! Love the art deco look.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous - love the colors, the details, the background silhouette - it's wonderful!!!

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  4. I LOVE THE CARD ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES AND YOUR CARD IS AMAZING.....MAILE

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  5. I LOVE THE CARD ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES AND YOUR CARD IS AMAZING.....MAILE

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  6. I LOVE THE CARD ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES AND YOUR CARD IS AMAZING.....MAILE

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  7. This is stunning! I love the images you chose-- and the papers, like the newsprint, are tops for this! Great figure and perfect scale! And the sentiment!! This is just perfect!

    I just recently heard an interview on NPR by an author who created a list of classics that should be re-read later in life. I think you are so right: some titles take a little living before they can be fully appreciated!

    And I love that you re-created it as a 5x7 card-- love it!

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  8. Tried to tell you how much I loved your project this weekend but my ipad wouldn't let me...so I LOVE THIS!!! I think you did a wonderful job, the colors you used are perfect....thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. Lori this is gorgeous!!! I really love the design you've created! Everything about the card is perfect!

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the papers, the images and well, everything about it!

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  11. Great Card - love the cuts. Very nice.

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  12. Lori, your card is stunning! It has that WOW factor! I remember reading that book in high school and your card looks like it actually came from that time. I must scraplift, lol!
    Angie

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  13. I just love this project! everything about it!

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