Sunday, March 3, 2013

"The Great Gatsby" Inspiration

I made 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.

First, I made the circle easel card base.   To make the circle easle base, I used the directions from the Fresh & Fun Blog

1.  I cut the Sugrddy (p43) image at 4 inches from the Art Deco Cricut cartridge.  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. I love this stamp and have had it for months but this is the first time I have used it (*blush*)

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!!

I am entering the circle easel card project on:
Crafts & Me Challenge Blog - Dies or Punches  
Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog - Stamps You Love (But Don't Use)
Word Art - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Layer It Up
Divas by Design - Anything Goes 
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

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


  1. This is stunning -- you did a fabulous job!! And thanks for enabling -- I now want the circle edge punch you used!!

  2. This is awesome, Lori. I love the vintage feel and overall look you gave this. Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us in this week's challenge. I appreciate your participation and enjoy your fellowship. Please come back soon to share more of your wonderful art with us.
    Many blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Lori, this is so wonderful - I love the cut you have used and the design of the card is fabulous. TFS and have a great week.

  4. This is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  5. Wonderful card, your Gent does look very dapper. The Ranger tag is a great vintage addition too. Thanks for joining us at WAW.

  6. So snazzy, Lori! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  7. Hi Lori, love the very smart gentleman and your card is just fab!

    Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


  8. Such a Fabulous card! Thank you so much for entering the Challenge! The Design Team appreciates the time you invested in your project and for joining our challenge. 8-)


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